Winning an Appeal: Our Interview with Author and Attorney Myron Moskovitz

Timothy Kowal, Esq.
December 14, 2021

Appellate attorney and author Myron Moskovitz joins Jeff Lewis and me on episode 20 of the California Appellate Law Podcast. Myron has been practicing appellate law since the '60s, and has curated an impressive collection of effective strategies to win appeals. Some of the topics we discuss include:

  • Why appellate courts should provide brief explanations when denying writ petitions.
  • Criticisms of Rule of Court 8.1115 prohibiting the citation of unpublished opinions.
  • Statements of Decision
  • Why the Appellant's Reply Brief may be the most important brief.
  • Why you should moot your oral argument before writing your Appellant's Reply Brief.

We also discuss Myron's new book, Winning an Appeal. Myron explains this is not a practice guide that just tells you the nuts and bolts of how to appeal, but an actual readable volume with strategies for winning an appeal.

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Tim Kowal helps trial attorneys and clients win their cases and avoid error on appeal. He co-hosts the Cal. Appellate Law Podcast at, and publishes a newsletter of appellate tips for trial attorneys at His appellate practice covers all of California's appellate districts and throughout the Ninth Circuit, with appellate attorneys in offices in Orange County and Monterey County. Contact Tim at or (714) 641-1232.

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