It is a rare thing to work with someone you respect, admire and even emulate. When I hired Stephanos Bibas to oversee my appeal at the Supreme Court of the United States, little did I know that I had entered a new realm of legal practice. Stephanos is one of the sharpest, most unflappable and insightful attorneys I have ever met. I am certain that he is the sole reason my cert was granted and, of course, that we prevailed at the Supreme Court.

Throughout the preparation of my Petition and our oral arguments, he demonstrated laser-like focus, was always open and communicative, and collaborated enthusiastically with the litigation attorney on my lower court case (who is not admitted to the SCOTUS bar). I attended several moot courts in preparation for our Supreme Court hearing, and in those fraught situations, I was amazed at the calm and efficient demeanor Stephanos displayed as well as his depth of fluency with controlling law and precedent, related cases, and the complex issues at play in my case.

He wisely reserved five minutes for rebuttal at oral argument, and those five minutes were, to quote an attorney friend of mine, "the best five minutes I've spent in a courtroom, ever."

In short, Stephanos represents his clients with the utmost professionalism and respect, and he wins the admiration of his peers and clients in doing so. He is a rare gem, and I could not recommend him more highly. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with him, and will always be proud to say I am one of his clients.