Appellate Attorney


Myra Mossman, Esq.

A solo practitioner, Myra Mossman, Esq. handles all aspects of complex appeals of major federal crimes. She has over fifteen years of appellate experience in all areas, including securities fraud, banking fraud, Hobbs Act armed robbery, money laundering, conspiracy to defraud the United States, bank robbery, drug offenses, income tax fraud, aggravated sexual assault of a minor, weapons, and sentencing concerns.

Ms. Mossman has extensive experience in presenting oral argument, with an appearance before the United States Supreme Court and numerous appearances in the Ninth Circuit. Myra prevailed in a Special Appointment from an appeal arising in the District of Guam and in other Ninth Circuit published opinions. She has successfully invalidated appeal waivers. Her clients were awarded remands to the federal district court to reduce the amount of restitution in a number of decisions. Myra has succeeded against the IRS in a number of claims.

Ms. Mossman is admitted to the Michigan Bar, Sixth and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court, as well as in Canada. She is an active member of the Federal Bar Association. 

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SIGNIFICANT PUBLISHED OPINIONS

United States v. Carlos Dominguez-Benitez, 542 U.S. 74 (2004)(Plain error review of change of plea hearing).

United States v. Morgan and United States v. Tyra Goodman, 376 F.3d 1002 (9th Cir. 2004)(Fraud loss at sentencing, judicial misconduct).

United States v. Kevin Freeman, 498 F.3d 893 (9th Cir. 2007)(Expert witness at trial concerns).

United States v. Vince Garrido, 596 F. 3d 613 (9th Cir. 2010)(Guilty plea and sentencing concerns).

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RECENT NOTABLE UNPUBLISHED DECISIONS

United States v. Carla Berry, CA. No. 09-50536 (9th Cir. 2012)(Significantly reduced the amount of restitution in this guilty plea case).

United States v. Michael Magana, CA No. 11-50401 (9th Cir. 2013)(Granted motion to expand record on appeal for extraordinary reasons).

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APPELLATE ATTORNEY SERVICES

Initial Consultation is Free up to 30 minutes. Extended consultations for those wanting to determine the likelihood of success on appeal are charged an up-front fee.

Costs include Court Filing fees, Reporter Transcripts fee deposit, and ordering costs.

Record and Attorney-Client File Review includes the entire lower court record, exhibits, and reporter’s transcripts; making summaries of all transcripts, the record and other relevant documents; and contacting prior attorneys and legal assistants.

Motions and Brief Preparation includes Legal Research, Legal Writings, and Preparing Excerpts of Record.

Oral Argument Preparation and Appearance includes review of appellate record and relevant case law, moot practice sessions, travel time, and per diem costs.

Attorney-Client Relations includes keeping the client fully informed. When necessary; review and discuss materials sent by client, and make copies of district court and appellate record.

Non-Refundable Retainer is generally required.