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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 Energy Regulatory Law Appellate Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Environmental Law Oil and Gas Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Employment Law - Individuals Appellate Practice Litigation - Insurance Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Appellate Practice Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Woodland Hills, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Litigation - Trusts and Estates Copyright Law Trademark Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Intellectual Property Environmental Law Litigation - Patent Criminal Defense: White-Collar Trade Secrets Law First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Family Law
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: 2017
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Energy Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Intellectual Property Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Construction Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Energy Regulatory Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Utilities Law Litigation - Construction Consumer Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Tyler, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Media Law Communications Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Education Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Art Law Appellate Practice International Arbitration - Commercial Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Appellate Practice Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Litigation - Insurance Admiralty and Maritime Law Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Construction Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Commercial Litigation Corporate Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Qui Tam Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Appellate Practice Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation Appellate Practice Insurance Law Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Patent Law Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Westport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Civil Rights Law Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Family Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Environmental Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Mass Tort Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Municipal Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Litigation - Insurance Civil Rights Law Construction Law Appellate Practice Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - First Amendment Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Arbitration Appellate Practice Mediation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Litigation - Construction Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Family Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Energy Law Appellate Practice Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Rockville, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Professional Malpractice Law Antitrust Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Trademark Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Copyright Law Insurance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Criminal Defense: General Practice Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Intellectual Property Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law International Arbitration - Commercial Arbitration Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Appellate Practice Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law Litigation - Securities Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Information Technology Law Antitrust Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Information Technology Law Appellate Practice Insurance Law Education Law Technology Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Privacy and Data Security Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Sports Law Education Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Education Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Insurance Admiralty and Maritime Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Woodland Hills, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Immigration Law Oil and Gas Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Energy Law Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Appellate Practice Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Appellate Practice Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Family Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Criminal Defense: General Practice Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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:
    Legal Malpractice Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    San Clemente, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Sports Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Media Law Entertainment Law - Music
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Antitrust Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Mediation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Appellate Practice Mediation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Patent Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Technology Law Franchise Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Labor and Employment Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Trade Secrets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    San Clemente, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer
David M. Bizar was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

David M. Bizar

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Consumer Law Arbitration Litigation - Bankruptcy Securitization and Structured Finance Law Appellate Practice Banking and Finance Law Mediation Financial Services Regulation Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Litigation - Securities Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Trade Secrets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law Appellate Practice Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Appellate Practice Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Appellate Practice Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Privacy and Data Security Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Technology Law Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Information Technology Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Armonk, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Public Finance Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Health Care Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Insurance Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Insurance Law Litigation - Real Estate Appellate Practice Municipal Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Education Law Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Englewood, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Appellate Practice Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Insurance Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Appellate Practice Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
Robert A. "Bob" Bragalone was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Robert A. "Bob" Bragalone

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Health Care
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Education Law Arbitration Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Mediation Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Appellate Practice Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Antitrust Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Construction Construction Law Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Uniondale, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Arbitration Trusts and Estates Appellate Practice Health Care Law Litigation - Health Care Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Elder Law Health Care Law Personal Injury Litigation Insurance Law Appellate Practice Medical Malpractice Law Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Pasadena, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Insurance Law Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Advertising Law Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Appellate Practice Sports Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Glen Rock, New Jersey Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Appellate Practice Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Administrative / Regulatory Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Insurance Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Appellate Practice Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Legal Malpractice Law Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Litigation Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Securities Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Environmental Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Corporate Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Litigation Real Estate Law Appellate Practice Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Insurance Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Family Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Professional Malpractice Law Antitrust Law Appellate Practice Litigation - Labor and Employment Tax Law Communications Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Environmental Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Health Care Law Civil Rights Law Litigation - Patent Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Trusts and Estates Banking and Finance Law Copyright Law Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Information Technology Law Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Technology Law Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Appellate Practice Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Trade Secrets Law Antitrust Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Health Care
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Antitrust Appellate Practice Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Health Care Economic Development Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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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.