Appellate Litigation

We regularly represent clients in appeals involving civil rights violations, violations of public policy, Medicare reimbursements, health care compensation claims and claims for compensation against federal agencies.  Our attorneys have developed a reputation for great briefs and arguments at the appellate level.

The Firm regularly represents individual and corporate clients before all of the Courts of Appeals that call the District of Columbia home. This includes the United States Supreme Court, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.  We have also represented federal sector employees before the Office of Federal Operations, which is the appellate body for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The Firm’s ethos of thorough preparation, determination and – when necessary—a willingness to advance unpopular or controversial positions—applies to our appellate work.  We never argue a case before a court of appeals without first submitting to at least one moot argument before a panel of our peers, a service that we gladly reciprocate. 

Les Alderman, one of our appellate lawyers, has been co-chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association for the past several years.  The skills that recommended Mr. Alderman to that position make him an aggressive and thoughtful appellate counsel – helping him to identify and crystalize key arguments on which appeals stand and fall.