Jeffrey E. Raskin



Jeffrey Raskin argued and won his first appellate case even before graduating from law school—a First Amendment case before the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  Since then, Jeff’s career has focused on appellate law, including a clerkship with the Honorable Raymond C. Fisher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and more. 

Reflecting his broad range of substantive legal experience, Jeff has been twice honored with the prestigious California Lawyer Attorney of The Year (CLAY) Award in two vastly different types of cases.  He received his first CLAY Award for his California Supreme Court win that fundamentally altered the way that wills have been interpreted since King Henry VIII.  He received his second CLAY Award for his win in a landmark and closely-watched California Supreme Court case that established critical principles regarding both arbitration law and attorney ethics.  Through these cases and many more, Jeff has earned a reputation for thinking outside of the box and crafting unique appellate arguments in tough-to-win cases.

Jeff assists clients, their trial counsel and in-house counsel in a wide array of appellate matters, with an emphasis on business disputes and trusts and estate matters.  Jeff also has extensive experience representing clients in appeals that present the full range of issues related to arbitration, including enforcement of arbitration agreements and the confirmation or vacatur of arbitration awards. 

High-Impact Wins


Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP v. J-M Manufacturing Company, Inc. (2018) 6 Cal.5th 59

Groundbreaking Decision on Arbitration and Legal Ethics

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Rice v. Downs (2016) 247 Cal.App.4th 1213

Won Reversal

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Estate of Duke (2015) 61 Cal.4th 871

Made New Law

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Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. v. Superior Court (2011) 196 Cal.App.4th 1263 (amicus)

Won Reversal

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Greenspan v. LADT, LLC (2010) 185 Cal.App.4th 1413

Made New Law

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Speaking and Involvement

The Ins and Outs of Arbitration Law, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC)
The Ins and Outs of Arbitration Law, Beverly Hills Bar Association

Professional Associations

San Fernando Valley Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Association of Business Trial Lawyers