Supreme Court & Appellate Litigation

Overview


Appealing a trial court decision is a high-stakes and often precedent-setting scenario—with the potential for profound business ramifications. With the time and cost involved and the risk of unfavorable outcomes, “double or nothing” can often feel like your reality.

That’s where we come in.

Whether we’re drafting and arguing critical motions, or presenting arguments before the Supreme Court, our leading team of appellate lawyers can engage on your behalf at every level of the judicial system. Equipped to handle the highest stakes appeals in forums across the country, we provide clients the agile counsel necessary to tackle substantial, multilayered challenges. And we’re always thinking ahead on your behalf by ensuring all trial issues are properly preserved for appeal.

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Results


US Supreme Court:

  • Kisor v. Wilkie, 139 S. Ct. 2400 (2019): Secured a win for our client in a case that significantly narrowed the circumstances in which courts must defer to agencies’ interpretations of their own ambiguous regulations*
  • Smith v. Berryhill, 139 S. Ct. 1765 (2019): Secured a unanimous victory for our client, persuading the Supreme Court that agency dismissals on procedural grounds are “final decisions” for purposes of judicial review under Section 405(g)*
  • Lamar, Archer & Cofrin, LLP v. Appling, 138 S. Ct. 1752 (2018): Won a unanimous decision from the Supreme Court construing a complex provision of the Bankruptcy Code*
  • Ross v. Blake, 136 S. Ct. 1850 (2016): Achieved unanimous success by fundamentally reframing the issues presented in this Prison Litigation Reform Act case*
  • Shapiro v. McManus, 136 S. Ct. 450 (2015): This 9-0 victory made it easier for individuals challenging congressional redistricting maps to have their day in court*

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People


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