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Forceful advocacy when it matters most

Few legal matters have higher stakes than appeals. When outcomes are on the line — whether defending a favorable decision or contesting a loss — the complexities of an appellate case, including the factors involved in deciding whether to file an appeal, require careful consideration. The parties involved in an appeal need high-quality legal representation and advice.

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig helps clients navigate each stage of the appellate process. With litigators, trial lawyers, and former law clerks to appellate judges at the federal and state levels, our appellate team has the expertise and practical know-how to crystallize complex issues, draft clear briefs, and make cogent oral arguments.

Our appellate advocacy experience

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig has successfully represented clients before federal courts of appeals and state appellate courts. Our law firm has a team of dedicated professionals, including lawyers, staff, and paralegals, who work efficiently and effectively on appellate matters to achieve desirable outcomes for our clients.

Our record includes significant wins for clients in a variety of industries at the appellate level. Our lawyers have handled appeals in government contracting, patent infringement, and trademark, corporate, tort, and criminal law matters. In some cases, our advocacy has led to the establishment of new legal precedent. We have delivered favorable results for longstanding clients as well as new clients who needed us to step in once their case moved from the trial to the appellate level.

Whether we take the lead on an appeal or collaborate on an appellate matter with trial lawyers from another firm, we take pride in using our skills to deliver smart strategies and top-notch service.

What we do

  • Draft well-researched appellate briefs
  • Prepare and present oral arguments in court
  • Guide businesses and individuals through all stages of the appellate process
  • Collaborate with trial lawyers from other firms who seek our appellate expertise
  • Write amicus curiae briefs for federal and state appellate courts


William Flachsbart


Bernard Goodman


Robert Greenspoon


George Hawkins


Michael La Porte


David Ludwig


Cortland Putbrese



Mark Magas

Senior Associate

Triston Chase O’Savio

Senior Associate

Frederick (Erick) Poorbaugh

Senior Associate

Chadwick D. Rogers

Of Counsel


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Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.