Appellate Practice

Most of our work is focused on doing just one thing—winning on appeal. Leading trial lawyers regularly seek us out to handle their most consequential and challenging matters on appeal. We approach each case with a fresh perspective, a bird’s-eye view of the law, and a creative and strategic sense of how to reframe the issues for appellate success.

We brief and argue high-stakes cases on a wide range of issues. Our experience includes access to justice, administrative law, antitrust, class actions, civil rights, consumers’ and workers’ rights, environmental justice, federal jurisdiction, products liability, and constitutional issues of every stripe—particularly federal preemption and the First Amendment. We also consult on appellate strategy, prepare the occasional amicus brief, and seek and oppose discretionary review. In some cases, we are retained at the trial level to ensure that issues are properly framed and preserved for appeal.

In recent years, the firm has handled an increasing number of very high-stakes cases in state courts, including the defense of several nine-figure and eight-figure jury verdicts.

Our team of experienced appellate advocates has handled appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court, every federal circuit, and state supreme courts nationwide. Among private firms that work in the public interest and on behalf of plaintiffs, our national appellate practice is unsurpassed in its breadth, creativity, and ability to deliver results.