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Appellate Lawyers

Michael B. Kimberly

Washington D.C.

Michael Kimberly briefs and argues complex appeals and dispositive motions with primary focus on the antitrust laws, environmental law, and constitutional law. He has argued eleven appeals in courts throughout the country, including before US Supreme Court, the Second, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits, and en banc sittings of the Second and Eleventh Circuits. He has written and filed over 100 briefs in the Supreme Court and all thirteen federal courts of appeals. Michael has been described by the Washington Post as a “seasoned Supreme Court practitioner” (2015), and according to Reuters (2014), Michael is among “a small cluster of specialists” and “the top handful of lawyers in America” who “dominate” the docket of the US 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. He is also an associate member of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court and a regular participant in the Georgetown Supreme Court Institute. Michael graduated from Princeton University, summa cum laude, and Yale Law School, where he was an editor of The Yale Law Journal and executive editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. He clerked for the Honorable Michael Daly Hawkins on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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