Appellate Lawyers Make a Difference
Appellate specialists typically exhibit increased competence, interest, and experience in legal research, knowledge of substantive law, in-depth analysis, and legal writing. They are useful in setting long-range strategy early in litigation. They are an important resource on legal issues at trial. And they are essential in the appellate courts where the culture is quite different from trial courts.
Who We Are
The Academy is an invitation-only association whose demanding membership criteria and rigorous screening process ensure that only the highest quality of appellate advocates become Fellows.
Academy Fellows represent different practice areas: state-based and national, civil and criminal, private practice, government, public interest, and academics. Search by practice type.
Trial lawyers handling complex litigation should consider adding an Academy Fellow to the trial team. Waiting until after a judgment is entered may be too late. Search for that lawyer here.
Law students more interested in intellectual grappling with and potentially changing the law than adversarial skirmishes should consider specializing in appellate law. Search for Fellows with firms in your area.