Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation

Goodwin's appellate litigators have briefed and argued hundreds of high stakes appeals, securing victories for clients in federal and state appellate courts throughout the United States. Lawyers in our Appellate Litigation practice are experts at working cooperatively as part of a team — alongside trial counsel and subject-matter experts — to preserve and present the best possible case on appeal and maximize our clients’ chances for success.

Our work begins well before a case goes on appeal: preparing dispositive motions in trial court; preserving error for appellate review; handling post-verdict motions practice; and even initiating litigation, to set aside arbitrary decisions by administrative agencies or to enjoin unconstitutional or invalid laws on legal grounds. Members of the practice have argued more than twenty cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and have briefed scores of others.

Experience and Success in Courts Across the Country

Goodwin lawyers have established a record of success in every federal court of appeals and in state appellate courts from Alabama to Wyoming. Eight members of the group were U.S. Supreme Court clerks, others clerked on the federal courts of appeals or on state supreme courts, and several previously worked in the U.S. Solicitor General’s office, which houses the government’s top Supreme Court and appellate counsel.

While we handle appeals involving legal disputes of every nature, we have particular appellate expertise in: 

Recent Appellate Opinions

View the most recent opinions from the Supreme and appellate courts.