Supreme Court and Appellate Practice

We represent clients in civil and criminal appeals at every stage – in state and federal appellate courts, in petitions for discretionary review, and before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Ohio Supreme Court. We represent appellants and appellees, and also interested parties wishing to file amicus briefs.

Noteworthy Representations

Represented amicus curiae public defender’s office in successfully opposing writs of prohibition and mandamus sought by municipal judges against common pleas judges.
Obtained reversal on appeal of multiple theft, money laundering and RICO convictions and 20-year sentence on behalf of Ohio lawyer.
Represented successful petitioner to U.S. Supreme Court challenging the Sixth Circuit’s rule restricting indigent plaintiffs from amending their complaints under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
Of counsel to successful petitioner to U.S. Supreme Court, a former prisoner who, after obtaining jury verdict against prison officials for unconstitutional mistreatment, had judgment overturned on appeal.
Obtained reversal of federal bribery convictions under McDonnell and reduction of sentence on behalf of former Cuyahoga County Commissioner and Chairman of the Democratic Party.
Represented subsidiary of international financial institution in successful appeal vacating criminal conviction relating to residential mortgage-backed securitization trusts.
Obtained reversal on appeal of rape convictions and life sentence on behalf of 50 year old man with no prior criminal record.
Represented businessman in sentencing, appeals, and collateral attack of federal convictions relating to Small Business Administration loan.
Represented defendant convicted of identity theft in successful appeal of sentence.
Counsel for amici supporting constitutional challenge to provisions of sex-offender-registration statute.
Obtained reversal of conviction for obstruction of justice and vacating of all other convictions for Remmer hearing based on allegations of extraneous juror influence.