Davis Rothwell’s dedicated appellate practice attorneys allow our firm to take immediate action to resolve complex legal and procedural issues. We have handled appellate matters for appellants and respondents alike for over 30 years – in all areas of civil litigation in both state and federal appellate courts.


We handle appeals in both Oregon and Washington state appellate courts and in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. With a proactive approach to appellate advocacy, we have created a great deal of appellate precedent favorable to our clients in insurance coverage litigation, negligence law regarding foreseeability, and liquor liability.

One notable victory in our appellate department was a ruling that the construction defect statute of ultimate repose applies to third party claims for indemnity and contribution. Before that appellate ruling many trial courts refused to apply the statute to third party claims against subcontractors.


Davis Rothwell attorneys have received awards for their work in this area, such as receiving Super Lawyer® ratings in the area of appellate practice.

Davis Rothwell appellate attorneys are members of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, as well as members and officers of the Oregon State Bar Appellate Practice Group. They routinely teach continuing legal education courses to Oregon and Washington attorneys on a variety of topics, and are published in various legal publications on a number of topics.