DLA Piper's Appellate Advocacy practice is one of the nation's premier practices and comprises seasoned appellate lawyers with experience handling all aspects of state and federal appeals, including the US Supreme Court.
Our appellate advocacy team practices with successes in the most notable appellate courts in the United States, including the United States Supreme Court, all 13 federal Courts of Appeals and a host of state appellate courts. Clients benefit from our highly skilled team of appellate lawyers, many with prior experience as former clerks for the United States Supreme Court, United States Courts of Appeals, and state appellate courts.
We provide aggressive, creative and practical representation for our clients who look to us to preserve their victories or rectify their losses on appeal in complex areas of litigation such as product liability, complex commercial disputes, multi-district litigation, administrative law, white collar defense, environmental litigation, antitrust and intellectual property. Our appellate lawyers also work with trial lawyers to provide efficient, thorough and creative motions practice support to the team that will try the case. In that setting, our appellate lawyers frequently are embedded with the trial team and help frame the issues for appeal to create the most advantageous record. This assistance can be particularly beneficial in complex litigation. When our appellate lawyers are not counsel of record, we have been called upon to use our creativity to assist with mock arguments, review draft briefs and write amicus curiae briefs for clients on important issues in various courts. Our advocacy in the latter role can assist the court by shedding light on the legal impact of the court's decision beyond the parties directly involved.
DLA Piper's Appellate Advocacy practice is committed to understanding our clients' needs, protecting our clients and prevailing in their litigation.