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Donna Bader - Laguna Beach, CA

668 North Coast Hwy, #1355 Laguna Beach, CA 92651 - 1385

Updated: 07/16/2007

Laguna Beach Litigation and Appeals Lawyer

Overview

Donna Bader is a Certified Specialist in Appellate Law. Since 1980, she has written over 300 appellate briefs and practices exclusively in the area of civil appeals and writs with an emphasis on medical and legal malpractice, and personal injury law. Ms. Bader is the author of Motions to Terminate Civil Cases, which is published by Thomson - West. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Plaintiff magazine, which is distributed to over 5,000 Northern California attorneys...
Donna Bader is a Certified Specialist in Appellate Law. Since 1980, she has written over 300 appellate briefs and practices exclusively in the area of civil appeals and writs with an emphasis on medical and legal malpractice, and personal injury law. Ms. Bader is the author of Motions to Terminate Civil Cases, which is published by Thomson - West. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Plaintiff magazine, which is distributed to over 5,000 Northern California attorneys. She is a former editor of Consumer Attorneys' of California, The Forum, and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles' publication, The Advocate. She is a contributing writer to many legal publications and is a frequent speaker for bar associations and trial lawyer groups.

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Specialist, Appellate Law, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, 1999

Other Affiliations

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2005 - Present (Editor-in-Chief of The Advocate)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, 2005 (Board of Directors & Editor of The Forum)
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2002 - 2005 (Board of Directors & Editor of The Gavel)
  • Orange County Bar Association, 2002 - 2003 (Chair of Appellate Section)
  • Orange County Bar Association, 2001 - 2002 (Program Chair of Appellate Section)

Classes and Seminars

  • Oops, I Forgot to Object (or, How Not to Lose your Appeal at Trial), Consumer Attorneys of California, 2005
  • Ethics in Appellate Advocacy, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2005
  • (At Least) 10 Things You Should Know before Filing a Writ Petition, Orange County Bar Association, 2004
  • Overview of 17200 Claims, Bridgeport Continuing Education, 2004
  • Appellate Mediation, Western State University, 2004
  • College of Appellate Advocacy: Briefwriting and Oal Argument, Orange County Bar Association, 2004
  • Tort Litigation Practice and Procedure: Internet Investigative and Research Techniques, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2003
  • Opposing Motions for Summary Judgment, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2003
  • How Not to Lose Your Case at Trial, Orange County Bar Association, 2002
  • 10 Things You Should Know Before Filing Your Writ Petition, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2002
  • 10 Things You Should Know Before Filing Your Writ Petition, Celtic Bar Association, 2002
  • Law & Motion Panel, Hispanic Bar Association, 2001
  • Appellate Briefwriting, Hispanic Bar Association, 2001
  • Appellate Law - Do's and Don'ts, Hispanic Bar Association, 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • CASA, 1996 - 1998
  • Amnesty International, 1986 - Present

Education

  • Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, California
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France
  • Western State University, Irvine, California
    B.S., Bachelor of Science

Articles

Published Works

  • "Oops, I Forgot to Object (or, How Not toLose Your Appeal at Trial", The Forum, Vol. 35, No. 10, 2005
  • "Crafting a Solid Statement of Decision", The Forum, Vol. 35, No. 8, 2005
  • "Law and Motion: Making as Few Mistakes as Possible", The Gavel, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2005
  • "Law and Motion: Making as Few Mistakes as Possible - Part 2", The Gavel, Vol. 8, No. 4, 2005
  • "Keeping the Justices awake (and interested) during Oral Argument", The Advocate, September, 2004
  • "Our Court of Appeal", Orange County Lawyer, Vol. 46, No. 8, 2004
  • "Interview with Joshua Karton", The Gavel, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2004
  • "Opposing Motions for Summary Judgment", The Gavel, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2004
  • "A Few Moments with Gerry Spence", The Advocate, Vol. 30, No. 5, 2003
  • "Opposing Motions for Summary Judgment in Medical Malpractice Cases", The Advocate, Vol. 30, No. 8, 2003
  • "Storytelling in Brief Writing", The Warrior, Spring, 2003
  • "Building a Better Trial Lawyer", The Advocate, Vol. 30, No. 5, 2003
  • "Storytelling in Brief-Writing", The Advocate, Vol. 30, No. 1, January, 2003
  • "Is Gender Bias Impossible to Eliminate?", The Gavel, Vol. 6, No. 1, Winter, 2003
  • Motions to Terminate Civil Cases before Trial, Litigation One, Updated annually, 2002
  • "Defense Challenges to Plaintiff's Complaint", The Advocate, Vol. 29, No. 7, Sept., 2002
  • OCTLA Member Spotlight: Jim Traut, Esq., The Gavel, Vol. 5 No. 1, Winter, 2002
  • "Complex Litigation Courtrooms: The Courtrooms of the Future", The Gavel, Vol. 4, No. 4, Fall, 2002
  • "America Without A Jury System", The Gavel, Vol. 4, No. 3, Summer, 2002
  • "After the Trial is Over", The Gavel, Vol. 4, No. 2, Spring, 2002
  • "Enhancing Your Chances for Success in Law and Motion", The Gavel, Vol. 4, No. 1, Winter, 2001
  • "Filing the Notice of Appeal in Civil Actions", Orange County Lawyer, May, 1996
  • "Law and Motion: An Insider's View", Orange County Lawyer, July, 1996
  • "Retaining Appellate Counsel", Directory of Free-Lance Professionals, Vol. 2, Nov., 1994
  • 1980 Supplement to California Mechanic's Lien Law Handbook, M. Marsh, Parker and Sons Publications
  • "Parents and Teenagers, Rights and Responsibilities: Law", Dawn Magazine, Vol. VII, No. XI, August, 1980
  • "Parental Rights and Responsibilities", Dawn Magazine, Vol. VI, No. VII, April, 1980
  • "Some Rules for the Horseowner", Dawn Magazine, Vol. VI, No. V, February, 1980
  • "Air Travelers' Rights", Dawn Magazine, Vol. V, No. IX, June, 1979
  • "Subchapter S Corporations", Woman Entrepreneur Report, Vol. II, No. I, April, 1979
  • "Homesteads", Dawn Magazine, Vol. V, No. VIII, March, 1979

Office Information

Address

668 North Coast Hwy, #1355 Laguna Beach, CA 92651 - 1385

Fax

  • (949) 494-1017

Achievements

Honors

  • American Jurisprudence Award, Constitutional Law, 1977
  • OCTLA Board Member of the Year, 2003
  • CAOC Presidential Award, 2005

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