APPELLATE LAW & COMPLEX LEGAL WRITING for lawyers
updateS — rECENT MATTERS
For a mid-size Silicon Valley law firm: IP research and memo on short turnaround for mediation.
For a small Maine law firm: USDC SJ brief; multiple constitutional law issues; question of first impression in the First Circuit;
For a federal litigation practice solo practitioner: USDC SJ brief; UCC, business tort, and contract law issues;
For a federal litigation practice solo practitioner: Litigation / discovery / motion strategy for two matters, one at the complaint stage and one at the trial level after remand from the Sixth Circuit;
For a Maine law firm: USDC administrative appeal; separate USDC complaint for second administrative appeal.
After Stanford Law and a two-year federal appellate clerkship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, I practiced appellate, antitrust, and complex litigation for almost a decade at leading international law firms, including the San Francisco office of Gibson Dunn.
I left the full-time practice of law in 2017 when I unexpectedly became a successful emerging painter and conceptual artist. I still thrive on briefing litigated issues, however, so I maintain a litigation writing practice for lawyers and law firms. More here.
This service is for lawyers and law firms, not the general public.
On an outsourced / freelance / independent contractor basis, I provide as-needed:
Appellate-level research, writing, and strategy;
Trial-level research, writing, and strategy; and
Research and writing for arbitrations / mediations / ADR.
In addition to briefs and written work product —— appeals, briefs, and motions — I also advise lawyers and law firms regarding complex and difficult issues of federal law, including:
Issues of federal practice and procedure;
Substantive issues of federal law and constitutional law; and
Questions of first impression and amicus briefs.
Customize and tailor the service to fit your or your law firm’s needs. I work in all procedural and substantive areas, including the most difficult areas of federal civil procedure and appellate procedure, as well as matters involving jurisdiction, standing, evidence, experts, federal statutory law, federal common law; and constitutional law.
J.D., Stanford Law, 1999. (Moot Court, Stanford Law Review). Licensed in California (1999), the District of Columbia (2001), and Maine (2009). B.A., University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, 1994.
This appellate law and legal writing practice is based in Portland, Maine and is available to lawyers and law firms nationwide.