Attorneys & Counselors at law

Significant Reported Appellate Litigation

Bell, McAndrews  & Hiltachk LLPa. United States Supreme Court

Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, 458 F.Supp. 2d 775 (S.D. In. 2006), aff’d. 472 F.3d 949 (6th Cir. 2006), aff’d.  555 U.S. 2008, 128 S.Ct. 1610, 170 L.Ed.2d 574 (2008)[Counsel of Record, Amicus Curiae Lawyers Democracy Fund, Supreme Court].

McConnell v. Federal Election Commission, October Term 2002 (Special Calendar), 540 U.S. 93, 124 S.Ct. 619, 157 L.Ed.2d 491 (2003) (Counsel for California Republican Party) (Bi-Partisan Campaign Reform Act Cases)

California Democratic Party, et al. v. Jones, October Term 1999, Case No. 99-401. (Counsel for California Republican Party) (Proposition 198, 1996)

Federal Election Com'n v. Colorado Republican Federal Campaign Committee, 533 U.S. 431, 121 S.Ct. 2351, 150 L.Ed.2d 461, 69 USLW 4553, 01 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 5225, 2001 Daily Journal D.A.R. 6447 (U.S. Jun 25, 2001) (NO. 00-191)(Counsel of Record for Amicus Curiae California Republican Party)

McIntyre v. Ohio Elections Commission, 514 U.S. 334, 115 S.Ct. 1511, 131 L.Ed.2d 426 (1995) (Counsel of Record, Amicus Curiae California Political Attorneys Association)

b. United States Courts of Appeal and U.S. District Courts

Republican Nat. Committee v. Federal Election Com'n (D.D.C., March 26, 2010) 698 F.Supp.2d 150, aff’d, 130 S.Ct. 3544 (Mem), 78 USLW 3644, 79 USLW 3002, 79 USLW   3006 (U.S.Dist. Col. Jun 29, 2010) (Co-counsel for Plaintiffs California Republican Party and San Diego County  Republican Party)

Chula Vista Citizens for Jobs and Fair Competition v. Donna Norris, 2010 WL 892199 (S.D.Cal. March 08, 2010)

Robinson v. Bowen, 567 F.Supp.2d 1144 (N.D.Cal. September 16, 2008) (Co-Counsel for John McCain for President)

Robinson v. Bowen, 567 F.Supp.2d 1144 (N.D.Cal. September 16, 2008) (Co-Counsel for John McCain for President)

Institute of Governmental Advocates v. Bowen, 2009 WL 1664073 (E.D.Cal. June 15, 2009)

Southwest Voter Education Project v. Kevin Shelley, 344 F.3d 882 (9th Cir. 2003), reversed en banc, 344 F.3d 914 (9th Cir. 2003) (Co-counsel for Recall Proponent Ted Costa)

Alliance for A Better California v. United States Postal Service, et al. (E.D. Cal. Dec. 4, 2006) Slip Copy, 2006 WL 3489049 (No. 2:05-cv-2124-GEB-DAD.) (Counsel for Defendant California Recovery Team)

California Republican Party, et al. v. Fair Political Practices Commission (E.D. Cal. Oct. 27, 2004) (CIV-S-04-2144 FCD PAN) (Unreported) (Counsel for California Republican Party and Orange County Republican Party)

Institute of Governmental Advocates v. Fair Political Practices Commission, 164 F.Supp.2d 1183 (E.D.Cal., Sep 17, 2001) (NO. CIVS-01-859 FCD JFM) (Counsel for Plaintiff)

Long Beach Chamber of Commerce v. City of Long Beach, 603 F.3d 684 (9th Cir. 2010), cert. den. 131 S.Ct. 392 (2010) (Counsel for Plaintiffs)

Cano v. Davis (C.D. Cal. 2002, June 12, 2002) 211 F.Supp.2d 1208 No. CV 01-08477 MMM (RCx), judgment aff’d, Cano v. Davis, 537 U.S. 1100, 123 S.Ct. 851, 154 L.Ed.2d 768, (U.S.Cal. Jan 13, 2003) (NO. 02-577.) (Co-Counsel for California Republican Party Intervenors)

Badham v. March Fong Eu, 568 F. Supp. 156 (N.D. Cal., Jun 20, 1983) (No. C-83-1126 RHS) (Co-counsel for Plaintiff Robert Badham)

Straus Communications, Inc. v. F.C.C., 530 F.2d 1001, 35 Rad. Reg. 2d (P & F) 1649, 174 U.S. App. D.C. 149 (D.C. Cir., Jan 16, 1976) (No. 75-1083, 75-1084) (Co-counsel for Federal Communications Commission)

National Association of Independent Television Producers and Distributors v. F.C.C., 516 F.2d 526, 33 Rad. Reg. 2d (P & F) 795 (2nd Cir., Apr 21, 1975) (No. 847-851, 75-4021, 75-4024, 75-4026) (Co-counsel for Federal Communications Commission)

National Citizens Committee for Broadcasting v. F.C.C., 555 F.2d 938, 39 Rad. Reg.2d (P&F)1463, 181 U.S. App. D.C. 1, 2 Media L. Rep.1405 (D.C. Cir., Mar 01,1977) (No. 75-1064, 75-1152, 75-1289, 75-1379, 75-1386, 75-1387, 75-1388, 75-1567, 75-1614) (Co-counsel for Federal Communications Commission)

WSTE-TV, Inc. v. F.C.C., 566 F.2d 333, 41 Rad. Reg.2d (P&F) 1117, 185 U.S. App. D.C. 13 (D.C. Cir., Oct 21, 1977) (No. 76-1361) (Co-counsel for Federal Communications Commission)

c. California Supreme Court

Vandermost v. Bowen, et al., 53 Cal.4th 421 (2012) (California Redistricting Referendum) (Attorneys for Petitioner Julie Vandermost)

California Redevelopment Association, et al. v. Matosantos, et al., 53 Cal.4th 231 (2011) (Attorneys for Amicus Curiae California Professional Firefighters)

Senate of State of Cal. v. Jones, 21 Cal.4th 1142, 988 P.2d 1089, Cal. Rptr. 2d 810, 1999 Daily Journal D.A.R. 12,508 (Cal., Dec 13, 1999) (No. S 083194) (Proposition 24, 1999)

Hodges v. Superior Court, 21 Cal.4th 109, 980 P.2d 433, 86 Cal. Rptr.2d 884, Prod. Liab. Rep. (CCH) P 15,587, 99 Cal. Daily Op. Serv.6166, 1999 Daily Journal D.A.R. 7863 (Cal., Aug 02, 1999) (No. S070935) (Proposition 213, 1996)

Griset v. Fair Political Practices Commission, 8 Cal.4th 851, 884 P.2d 116, 35 Cal. Rptr. 2d 659, 63 USLW 2355 (Cal., Nov 28, 1994) (No. S029701) (Counsel for Amicus Curiae California Political Attorneys’ Association)

Gerken v. Fair Political Practices Commission, 6 Cal.4th 707, 863 P.2d 694, 25 Cal. Rptr. 2d 449 (Cal., Dec 20, 1993) (No. S025815) (Counsel of Record for Amicus Curiae California Republican Party) (Proposition 68, 1988)

Taxpayers To Limit Campaign Spending v. Fair Political Practices Commission, 51 Cal.3d 744, 799 P.2d 1220, 274 Cal .Rptr. 787 (Cal., Nov 01, 1990) (No. S012016) (Proposition 73, 1988) (Propositions 73 and 68, 1988)

Brosnahan v. Brown, 32 Cal. 3d 236, 651 P.2d 274, 186 Cal. Rptr.30 (Cal., Sep 02, 1982) No. S.F. 24441) (Proposition 8, 1982) (Co-Counsel for Paul Gann)

d. Courts of Appeal

Fuller v. Bowen, et al., 2012 WL 663156 (Cal.App. 3 Dist. 2012) (Counsel for Real Party Tom Berryhill)

Kunde v. Seiler, et al., 197 Cal.App.4th 518 (Cal.App. 4 2011) (Counsel for Real Party San Diego Republican Party)

Cummings v. Stanley (Cal.App. 1 Dist.,2009) 177 Cal.App.4th 493, 99 Cal.Rptr.3d 284. (Counsel for California Republican Party)

Chavez v. Cox, Not Reported in Cal.Rptr.3d, 2010 WL 2913044, Nonpublished/Noncitable (Cal. Rules of Court, Rules 8.1105 and 8.1110, 8.1115), Cal.App. 3 Dist., July 27, 2010 (NO. C061170) (Counsel for Respondent Dave Cox)

Steadman v. Osborne, 178 Cal.App.4th 950, 100 Cal.Rptr.3d 724, 09 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 13,057, 2009 Daily Journal D.A.R. 15,278, Cal.App. 4 Dist., October 27, 2009 (NO. E046603)

Silicon Valley Taxpayers Ass'n, Inc. v. Santa Clara County Open Space Authority, 79 Cal.Rptr.3d 312 (Cal. July 14, 2008)

Giron v. Huff, Not Reported in Cal.Rptr.3d, 2009 WL 73308, Nonpublished/Noncitable (Cal. Rules of Court, Rules 8.1105 and 8.1110, 8.1115), Cal.App. 2 Dist., January 13, 2009 (NO. B194722) (Counsel for Plaintiffs)

Rubalcava v. Martinez, 70 Cal.Rptr.3d 225 (Cal.App. 2 Dist. December 27, 2007) (Counsel for Petitioners)

Totten v. Board of Supervisors of County of Ventura, 43 Cal.Rptr.3d 244 (Cal.App. 2 Dist. May 18, 2006)

Californians for Fair Representation--No on 77 v. Superior Court, 41 Cal.Rptr.3d 148 (Cal.App. 3 Dist. March 29, 2006) (Co-Counsel for Respondent Yes on Prop. 77)

Citizens to Save California v. California Fair Political Practices Commission, 145 Cal.App.4th 736, 52 Cal.Rptr.3d 17 (Cal.App. 3 Dist. Dec 08, 2006) (NO. C049642) (Counsel to Governor Schwarzenegger)

Glendale Tenants Assn v. City of Glendale, Not Reported in Cal.Rptr.3d, 2005 WL 419409, Nonpublished/Noncitable (Cal. Rules of Court, Rules 8.1105 and 8.1110, 8.1115), Cal.App. 2 Dist., February 23, 2005 (NO. B175160)

Fair Political Practices Commission v. American Civil Rights Coalition, Inc., 121 Cal.App.4th 1171, 18 Cal.Rptr.3d 157, 04 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 7914, 2004 Daily Journal D.A.R. 10,684 (Cal.App. 3 Dist. Aug 26, 2004) (NO. C045570)

Faith, et al. v. Bell, et al., Not Reported in Cal.Rptr.,2002 WL 31820238 (Cal.App.3 2002) Nonpublished/Noncitable (Cal. Rules of Court, Rules 8.1105 and 8.1110, 8.1115) (Attorneys for Bell)

Apartment Ass’n of Greater Los Angeles v. City of Los Angeles, 90 Cal. App. 4th 2, 109 Cal.Rptr.2nd 509 (Cal.App. 2 Dist., July 23, 2001 (NO. B144335).) (Co-Counsel for Apt. Assn of Greater Los Angeles)

San Francisco Forty-Niners v. Nishioka, 75 Cal.App.4th 637, 89 Cal.Rptr.2d 388, 99 Cal. Daily Op. Serv.8249, 1999 Daily Journal D.A.R. 10,483 (Cal.App.1 Dist., Oct 06, 1999) (No. A083687)

Stirling v. Jones, 77 Cal. Rptr. 2d 791, Ordered Not Published, Previously published at: 66 Cal. App.4th 277, (Cal. Rules of Court, Rules 976, 977, 979)

McCauley v. Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn, 68 Cal.App.4th 1255, 80 Cal.Rptr.2d 900, 99 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 48, 98 Daily Journal D.A.R. 24, Cal.App. 4 Dist., December 30, 1998 (NO. G018411), 98 Cal. Daily Op. Serv.6697, 98 Daily Journal D.A.R. 9192 (Cal. App.3 Dist., Aug 26, 1998) (No.  C029207)

Californians for Political Reform Foundation v. Fair Political Practices Commission, 61 Cal.App.4th 472, 71 Cal.Rptr.2d 606,  98 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 1067,  98 Daily Journal  D.A.R.  1441 (Cal.App. 3 Dist., February 10, 1998) (No. C026314) (Proposition 208, 1988)

Beilenson v. Superior Court, 44 Cal. App.4th 944, 52 Cal. Rptr.2d 357, 96 Cal. Daily Op. Serv.2832, 96 Daily Journal D.A.R. 4710 (Cal. App.2 Dist., April 24, 1996) (No.  B097615)

Andal v. Miller, 28 Cal. App.4th 358, 34 Cal. Rptr. 2d 88 (Cal. App.3 Dist., September 15,1994) (No.  C019118)

Center for Public Interest Law v. Fair Political Practices Commission, 210 Cal. App.3d 1476, 259 Cal. Rptr.21 (Cal. App.4 Dist., May 30, 1989) (No.  D008786) (Propositions 73 and 68, 1988)

California Association of Retail Tobacconists v. State of California, 109 Cal.App.4th 792 (Cal. App.4 Dist., June 10, 2003) (Counsel for Plaintiff Cigarettes Cheaper, Inc.)

City of Long Beach v. California Republican Party, 2004 WL 36045, Nonpublished/Nonciteable, (Cal. Rules of Court, Rules 976, 977), (Cal.App. 2 Dist., Jan 08, 2004) (NO. B162695) (Counsel for Respondent California Republican Party)

O’Donnell v. Kuykendall, 2002 WL 937655, Nonpublished/Noncitable, (Cal. Rules of Court, Rules 976, 977), (Cal.App. 2 Dist., May 08, 2002) (NO. B148888) (Counsel for Respondents Kuykendall and California Republican Party)