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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Appellate Practice Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Woodland Hills, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
Charles M. Auslander was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Charles M. Auslander

Crabtree & Auslander
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Key Biscayne, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Bankruptcy Appellate Practice Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Arbitration Appellate Practice Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Insurance Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Rockville, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
Mark R. Bendure was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Mark R. Bendure

Bendure & Thomas
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Grosse Point Park, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Woodland Hills, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
Andrew S. Berman was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Andrew S. Berman

Young, Berman, Karpf & Karpf, P.A.
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Litigation - Securities Litigation - Patent Trade Secrets Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Appellate Practice Technology Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Armonk, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Antitrust Law Public Finance Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Media Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Appellate Practice Employment Law - Management Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Mediation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Technology Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1999
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Lawrence, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Real Estate Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Insurance Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Securities / Capital Markets Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Insurance Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
John G. Crabtree was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

John G. Crabtree

Crabtree & Auslander
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Key Biscayne, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Appellate Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Corporate Compliance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Appellate Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Appellate Practice First Amendment Law Civil Rights Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Okemos, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Municipal Appellate Practice Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Energy Law Utilities Law Land Use and Zoning Law Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Chatham, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Criminal Defense: General Practice Appellate Practice Litigation - Environmental Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Menlo Park, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Billings, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction Employment Law - Management Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Litigation - Labor and Employment Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Civil Rights Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Art Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Civil Rights Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Construction Law Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Environmental Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Securities Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Construction Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Education Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice

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Practice Area Definition

Appellate Practice Definition

Appellate practice involves different skills and strategic considerations than trial practice. On appeal, the focus shifts from developing and proving facts (through discovery, examining witnesses, and trial) to the legal issues that decide the case. Effective appellate advocacy thus demands a formulation of the issues that is focused on what is important to a panel of appellate judges deciding the case.

In formulating the issues on appeal, an appellate lawyer conducts thorough legal research; analyzes the legal issues in light of the rule-making and policy considerations that shape the development of law; and then presents the facts and those issues and arguments selected for appeal concisely in a persuasive appellate brief.

The importance of a well-crafted appellate brief cannot be exaggerated. Appellate briefs receive greater judicial scrutiny than written materials prepared at trial because they are reviewed by a panel of judges, rather than a single judge, along with those judges’ larger legal staff, under comparatively less time pressure than exists in the trial court. As one appellate court has explained, appellate work is “most assuredly not the recycling of trial level points and authorities” but instead “entails rigorous original work in its own right” and “offers counsel probably their best opportunity to craft work of original, professional, and, on occasion, literary value.” In re Marriage of Shaban, 88 Cal. App. 4th 398, 408-10 (2001). 

After the appellate briefing, oral argument is an opportunity to engage in a dialogue with the appellate judges regarding the issues in the case. To be effective, appellate oral advocacy must be keyed to the unique concerns of the appellate forum – avoiding emotional or fact-based pleas that may play well before a jury, but instead focusing on the dispositive legal issues, being sure to answer the judges’ questions. 

In addition to the practice in the appellate courts, appellate lawyers play important roles in the trial courts. Appellate lawyers collaborate with trial counsel on strategic and tactical matters to raise all applicable arguments and make the appropriate trial record, identifying and preserving legal issues as they arise and crafting effective motions on substantive legal issues – before, during, and after trial. 

Therefore, involving an appellate lawyer in a case as early as possible is important to ensure the best chance of success both at trial and on appeal.

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Appellate practice involves different skills and strategic considerations than trial practice. On appeal, the focus shifts from developing and proving facts (through discovery, examining witnesses, and trial) to the legal issues that decide the case. Effective appellate advocacy thus demands a formulation of the issues that is focused on what is important to a panel of appellate judges deciding the case.

In formulating the issues on appeal, an appellate lawyer conducts thorough legal research; analyzes the legal issues in light of the rule-making and policy considerations that shape the development of law; and then presents the facts and those issues and arguments selected for appeal concisely in a persuasive appellate brief.

The importance of a well-crafted appellate brief cannot be exaggerated. Appellate briefs receive greater judicial scrutiny than written materials prepared at trial because they are reviewed by a panel of judges, rather than a single judge, along with those judges’ larger legal staff, under comparatively less time pressure than exists in the trial court. As one appellate court has explained, appellate work is “most assuredly not the recycling of trial level points and authorities” but instead “entails rigorous original work in its own right” and “offers counsel probably their best opportunity to craft work of original, professional, and, on occasion, literary value.” In re Marriage of Shaban, 88 Cal. App. 4th 398, 408-10 (2001). 

After the appellate briefing, oral argument is an opportunity to engage in a dialogue with the appellate judges regarding the issues in the case. To be effective, appellate oral advocacy must be keyed to the unique concerns of the appellate forum – avoiding emotional or fact-based pleas that may play well before a jury, but instead focusing on the dispositive legal issues, being sure to answer the judges’ questions. 

In addition to the practice in the appellate courts, appellate lawyers play important roles in the trial courts. Appellate lawyers collaborate with trial counsel on strategic and tactical matters to raise all applicable arguments and make the appropriate trial record, identifying and preserving legal issues as they arise and crafting effective motions on substantive legal issues – before, during, and after trial. 

Therefore, involving an appellate lawyer in a case as early as possible is important to ensure the best chance of success both at trial and on appeal.