Michael B. Kimberly
Michael Kimberly briefs and argues complex appeals and trial-court motions with primary focus on the antitrust laws, environmental law, and constitutional law. He has argued appeals in courts throughout the country, including twice in the United States Supreme Court, three times before the en banc courts of appeals, and numerous other times in the Second, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits, and various state courts. In all, Michael has written and filed over 200 briefs in the Supreme Court and all 13 federal courts of appeals.
Michael has been described by The Washington Post as a “seasoned Supreme Court practitioner” (2015), and according to Reuters (2014), he is among “a small cluster of specialists” and “the top handful of lawyers in America” who “dominate” the High Court docket. Michael was also recently recognized by Law360 (2016) as a top appellate advocate under 40, with “a yearslong track record of effective advocacy before the nation’s highest court.” Before that, Michael was profiled in The National Law Journal‘s 2015 Appellate Hot List for his for successes before the Supreme Court.
Michael co-directs the Yale Law School Supreme Court Clinic, which represents civil rights, immigrant, and criminal defense litigants before the U.S. Supreme Court.