GSJones Law Group, P.S.

Appellate Law with Constitutional Law

Two attorneys knowledgeable in appellate law

Appellate Law

Two GSJones Law Group attorneys have years of experience and advanced training in appellate law. They are invaluable guides to all trial attorneys at our law firm. They advise on preserving your appeal rights during trial.  In addition, they can provide  legal analysis throughout the process.  Sara Humphries and Chalmers Johnson pursue appeals, where necessary, prior to the completion of a trial. In-depth knowledge of  appeals practice and constitutional principles add value to our strategic planning.

Advanced degree & Admission to U.S. Supreme Court bar

Sara Humphries has an advanced law degree (LL.M.) in the specialty of constitutional law, federal courts and appellate advocacy. Chalmers Johnson is admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, as well as appellate courts in several states.

Sara and Chalmers provide a variety of support.

  • Evaluate the issues in the case.
  • Advise trial attorneys on preserving appeal rights.
  • Conduct legal research to assess the strength of the issues raised at trial.
  • Identify the most promising issues for appeal. Write an ‘issues memo’ based on research and analysis, and consultation trial lawyers.
  • Write the brief.
  • Share the brief with the client and trial counsel; incorporate their comments and reactions.
  • Timely file the appeal
  • Present the oral argument.
  • Manage post-hearing steps.

You must act quickly to file an appeal in a timely manner. Choose a law firm with in-house constitutional and appellate experience.

Appellate and Constitutional Law Attorneys

Chalmers Johnson, personal injury attorney, employment law Sara Humphries - Family Law, Civil Defense litigator & Appellate lawyer

Chalmers Johnson, Extensive experience in state and federal appeals

Sara Humphries, Advanced legal training in constitutional law

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Sara, Humphries, family law, civil defense, appellate law

Sara Humphries: child dependencies, appellate & tenant law

Sara Humphries’ practice focuses on child representation in dependencies, tenant defense and appellate law.  She is certainly well-prepared, earning an advanced legal degree (LL.M.) in the areas of constitutional law, federal courts, and appellate advocacy.

Practical experience and advanced coursework

Sara earned her BA from the Queens University of Charlotte in 2000, and her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2003. Further in 2011 Pennsylvania State University awarded her the LL.M. (Legum Magister) advanced law degree. She clerked with two law firms during her coursework, starting in 1998.

Since moving to Kitsap County, Sara has rapidly become a part of the community. She joined the board of Kitsap Legal Services in 2012. The Kitsap County Bar Associate awarded her their Humanitarian Award. She brought her experience with pro bono work in tenants law with KLS to team with GSJones Law Group personal injury attorney Chalmers Jones to win a $332,000 jury verdict for a Kitsap small business.

As a military spouse and foster parent, she adds practical experience to her family law practice.  Sara enjoys spending time with her family, singing and volunteering in her church and community. One of her community involvements is a choir that performs for the Washington Corrections Center for Women.


Testimonial from Andrea

Got landlord-tenant problems? Go to GSJones!!

My roommate and I, two senior ladies, quietly shared an apartment in Port Orchard for four years. When we moved, we left the apartment structurally sound and professionally-clean. We were shocked the landlords sent us a move-out $1,500 bill for replacing the carpet plus other sundry charges…. due in two weeks! So, we asked GSJones landlord tenant attorney, Sara Humphries, to represent us right away. She was awesome. She got the apartment complex to replace the carpet themselves; they dropped all other charges and, refunded a small amount too. We were sooo relieved and happy. I know other tenants have landlord trouble.They need  legal representation. I highly recommend GSJonesThey do fight for you! That I know forsure!!

Bar Admissions

Washington, 2005


Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
LL.M. – 2011

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
J.D. – 2003

Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

B.A. – 2000