Maynard Cooper’s appellate group matches unparalleled experience with the firm’s cost-effective, team-oriented, and flexible approach to representing clients. Some in our group focus almost exclusively on appeals and dispositive motions, formulating concise and clear arguments in those cases where it is critical to account for the unique perspective appellate judges bring to the table. Others in our group maintain active trial practices, utilizing our substantial experience before juries when we represent clients whose appeals turn on the realities of trial. Our members include a former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court who served as CEO of a major Alabama corporation and a recent Solicitor General of Alabama who has orally argued two high-profile cases at the U.S. Supreme Court within the last three years. Still other members of our group have successfully briefed and argued important appeals in high-stakes class actions and other complex cases throughout the country. Whether in trial courts or the highest courts in the land, Maynard Cooper’s appellate lawyers have the experience to help our clients achieve the right result.
U.S. Supreme Court
In addition to orally arguing significant cases at the U.S. Supreme Court, our lawyers have filed amicus briefs in other important Supreme Court cases, and our ranks include two former U.S. Supreme Court clerks.
State Appellate Courts
Our group’s attorneys have unmatched experience before the Alabama Supreme Court in recent times, having argued six cases in the Court since the fall of 2012, and have helped clients prevail in appellate courts throughout the United States.
Federal Courts of Appeals
Many of us have served as clerks to judges on the federal courts of appeals, and we have successfully argued important cases in recent times in not only the Eleventh Circuit but also the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits.
Just as important as our presence in appellate courts, we employ our group’s attorneys on trial teams in complex litigation, where they focus on drafting dispositive motions and preserving objections while other members of the trial team focus on developing the factual record.
Attorneys in our group have assumed responsibility from other firms for postjudgment motions following adverse verdicts, formulating arguments that have led courts to reverse of substantially alter multi-million-dollar judgments.
As appellate judges have increasingly encouraged parties to mediate and settle their cases short of briefing and oral argument, members of our group have repeatedly utilized that process to help clients favorably resolve their cases.
Consistent with our commitment to cost-effectiveness and flexibility, we have developed an unusually talented associate bench whose experience includes oral arguments in high-stakes appeals, service as appellate attorneys for the government, and clerkships with appellate judges.