Gregory Mase Joins Ericksen Arbuthnot to Head Appellate Practice

April 2014

Ericksen Arbuthnot is pleased to welcome Gregory A. Mase as our newest partner and the head of our Appellate Practice Group. He is resident in the San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. He has focused on civil appellate law for more than thirteen years, handling appeals in the state and federal courts of California. He has argued successfully before the California State Appellate Courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Mase combines his appellate practice with extensive trial court experience that spans over twenty years, mainly preparing dispositive motions such as demurrers and motions for summary judgment.

Mr. Mase finds that his clients receive increased efficiency when Ericksen Arbuthnot handles its lower court cases through to conclusion on appeal. Following is a list of some of Mr. Mase’s recent appellate victories where Ericksen Arbuthnot represented its clients throughout the litigation process:

  • Good v. Miller (2013) 214 Cal.App.4th 472 (published) [Third Appellate Court dismissed opponent’s defective appeal from trial court’s order issuing terminating sanctions for abuse of discovery process];
  • Ramirez v. On Assignment (2013) Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 940 [Second Appellate District affirmed trial court’s order granting motion for summary judgment on behalf of nurse in wrongful death case];
  • Medrano v. Flagstar Bank FSB (2012) ____ F.3d ____(9th Cir.) (published) [Ninth Circuit affirmed district court’s order dismissing claims against real estate agents]; and
  • Sudol v. Sage-DeLuca Associates (2012) C071003 [Third Appellate District issued Palma order indicating its intent to issue a peremptory writ of mandate in the first instance reversing the trial court’s order denying defendant’s motion for summary judgment].

Mr. Mase received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1986 and his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1992, where he was Note Editor of the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review.