California Supreme Court
One doesn’t have a right to be heard by the California Supreme Court. As with much of life, there is some luck involved. The California Supreme Court hears a small percentage of the cases that are presented to it. Most cases are rejected because the issues they present are redundant to cases already resolved, do not present issues of compelling relevance, or simply do not raise issues that were not competently resolved in lower courts (the trial or appellate courts).
Riverside County Eminent Domain Lawyer David Hubbard was integrally involved in an eminent domain case that was decided by the California Supreme Court in 2007. Mr. Hubbard was the only attorney involved in that case from start to finish. Mt. San Jacinto Community College District v. Azusa Pacific University (2007) 117 Cal.App.4th was a Riverside County eminent domain case in which the lawyers were arguing about Azusa Pacific going forward with the construction of a building even after Mt. San Jacinto Community College had formally committed to taking that area of land through eminent domain. The California Supreme Court affirmed the position Mr. Hubbard had taken at the trial court.
Mr. Hubbard had a second eminent domain case that earned review before the California Supreme Court. In this case, David was the lawyer for a private property owner in Riverside County who was damaged by the delays in his eminent domain case. Mr. Hubbard exposed some of the most egregious practices employed by public agencies in eminent domain and sought to get the Court to change the law. David’s arguments earned a surprise victory at trial. Though the financial award at trial was not impacted, unfortunately, the California Supreme Court grouped Mr. Hubbard’s case with a few others and effectively took no position on the issues Hubbard was promoting. It seems the California legislature took notice, though, as within a year, the law was changed to make accommodations responsive to inequities Mr. Hubbard has exposed.
If you are looking for a Riverside County Eminent Domain Lawyer with experience resolving cases before litigation begins . . . before trial starts . . . . at trial . . . on appeal . . . before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals . . . or even at the California Supreme Court, your best choice is David Hubbard of Hubbard Law Firm. Call HUBBARD LAW FIRM at (951) 686-2660 to arrange for your FREE CONSULTATION!