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Thomas Murphy Presents at SCCBA Appellate Section Seminar

The Santa Clara County Bar Association’s Appellate Courts Section presented the seminar, “Appellate Practice:  Nuts and Bolts of Appellate Law.”  Berliner Cohen senior attorney Tom Murphy, SCCBA Appellate Courts Section’s executive committee member, participated as a speaker along with Justices Patricia Bamattre-Manoukian and Nathan Mihara and a number of other attorney appellate practitioners.

The seminar, intended for civil practitioners, covered fundamentals of appellate practice, including appealability issues, perfecting an appeal, record preparation, stays pending appeal and writs of supersedeas, briefing and other matters.  Mr. Murphy’s presentation focused on stays pending appeal and writs of supersedeas.

Mr. Murphy has over twenty-two years of experience in representing a variety of clients from individuals to large, publicly-traded corporations in appellate and extraordinary writ proceedings in state and federal courts, and in litigation involving commercial, intellectual property and real estate matters.

Mr. Murphy is a Certified Specialist in Appellate Law by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization.


Berliner Cohen is one of the largest and oldest law firms in San Jose serving the business and regulatory needs of private business and public agencies.  For 40 years, the Firm has developed the special expertise required by a diverse client base consisting of nationally recognized business interests and a number of Silicon Valley’s largest national and multinational corporations, new ventures, leading real estate developers and brokerages, cutting-edge technology companies, healthcare and other service providers, banking and financial institutions, municipalities, public agencies and individuals.  Berliner Cohen also meets the growing demands of the San Joaquin Valley with its expanding office in Merced.