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My practice focuses on civil appeals, representing appellants taking an appeal or appellees defending against an appeal. I handle all types of civil appeals---torts, property, and contracts. I am particularly adroit with appeals involving complex business disputes. I have appealed cases  in some of the most difficult areas of law, including antitrust, securities fraud, and international bankruptcies. When I do an appeal, I review the record and take the case apart to analyze the fundamental legal issues. My goal is to help clients reconceptualize their case and provide a new perspective for the appellate court. I am an exceptional brief writer with excellent analytical skills well-suited to complicated appeals. I relish difficult and am particulary good at explaining complex legal concepts. 


 


Some of my notable cases include:



  • Briefed and argued appeal in case involving U.S. recognition of international insolvency proceedings to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

  • Argued complicated bankruptcy appeal involving mortgage-backed securities in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • Authored briefs and attended oral argument for Arizona Supreme Court case that changed Arizona tort law, applying comparative fault principles to products liability cases

  • Won a reversal in an abuse of process case against an insurer in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • Won a reversal from the Arizona Court of Appeals of an order domesticating a multi-million dollar foreign judgment

  • Authored brief is appeal of massive antitrust suit involving monopolization of the aviation equipment industry


 


As part of my appellate practice, I  write amicus (or friend of the court) briefs for clients interested in appeals pending before state and federal appellate court, including the US Supreme Court. With a background and facility in arguing public policy issues, I can help any organtization---i.e. non-profits, trade assocation, etc.---craft an effective amicus brief that concisely states and argues a position. Indeed, I drafted amicus brief and attended oral argument at U.S. Supreme Court in Arizona v. U.S. on behalf of thousands of employers opposed to SB 1070 – Arizona’s controversial immigration law.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Appeals: 75%
    15 years, 50 cases
  2. Litigation: 15%
  3. Antitrust: 10%
    4 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350-475/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Baird, Williams & Greer, L.L.P.

600 Cameron St.
Suite 416
Alexandria, VA, 22305

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
VAAuthorized to practice law201203/31/2016
DCActive 201107/10/2016
AZInactive 200104/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Mendes-Hershman AwardAmerican Bar Association2001
Kozolchyk Award for Best Published Student NoteArizona Journal of International and Comparative Law2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Judicial ClerkArizona Court Of Appeals2001 - 2002
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bankruptcy InstituteAttorney Member2013 - Present
Alexandria Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
American Law Reports (ALR)Counterclaim Against Bankruptcy Estate as Waiver of Right to Jury Trial2012
Arizona AttorneyThe Dogmas of Arizona's Economic Loss Rule2011
Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law"Nature v. Nurture: Evolution Path Dependence and Corporate Governance,"2001
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Arizona State UniversityPhilosophyMA - Masters2000
Utah State UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Philosophic v. Economic Approaches to Legal Theory and PracticeHow a Philosophical Education Improves Legal Practice2008