Appellate Lawyers

Dunlapseal of the us supreme court Bennett & Ludwig’s appellate lawyers are experienced in the state, Federal, and specialty court appeals.  Whether you are in-house counsel or a trial firm seeking an appellate lawyer, we can step up and either co-counsel with a trial firm, or take the lead in the briefing, oral argument, or every aspect of an appeal.  Often the best brief writers are not the best oral advocates and vice versa.  With Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s appellate practice team you get the best of both worlds.  Some our appeals lawyers have been clerks to the highest courts in the land (the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals) and spent decades at the largest law firms in the country honing their research and brief writing skills at the highest levels, while others have decades of oral argument and trial experience.

Taking these two diverse skills and an incredible team of staff and paralegals who handle in-house appendices and case binders, we have handled appeals in Federal Courts of Appeals and State appellate courts across the United States and in the highest courts of the land, including the Court of Claims, the Federal Circuit and twice in the United States Supreme Court.

We have argued and won a myriad of cases, including cases in government contracts, trademark, corporate law, patent infringement, tort and criminal law, in many instances creating a new precedent.  Often, both clients and other lawyers have asked us to join them in handling appeals, even when we did not serve as trial counsel in the court below we will serve as the appellate lawyer.  We will preserve the attorney-client relationship of the firms we work with and provide service to both clients and other law firms at the highest level.  Likewise, our amicus lawyers have filed amicus curiae “friend of the court” briefs in numerous courts.

Recent Briefs, Oral Arguments, and Opinions

The most recent oral arguments and briefs by Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s appellate lawyers can be found below.

Federal Circuit: Tinnus Enterprises, LLC V. Telebrands Corporation, No. 17-1726 (Fed. Cir. 2018): Appeal of Decision of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (Patent)

  • Oral Argument, April 5, 2018 (Thomas Dunlap, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig for Plaintiffs/ Appellants v. Morgan Chu, Irell & Manella for Defendants / Appellants)

Federal Circuit: Tinnus Enterprises, LLC V. Telebrands Corporation, No. 16-1410 (Fed. Cir. 2017): Appeal of Preliminary Injunction (Patent)

U.S. Supreme Court: TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Group Brands LLC: Appeal (Venue)

Federal Circuit: Tinnus Enterprises, LLC v. Telebrands Corporation, No. 17-1175 (Fed. Cir. 2018): Appeal of Preliminary Injunction

Federal Circuit: Tinnus Enterprises, LLC v. Telebrands Corporation, No. 17-2194 (Fed. Cir. 2018): Appeal of Preliminary Injunction