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Exceptionally knowledgeable and strategic. - Legal 500 US, 2020

When experience matters and performance is not optional, Kirkland delivers.

Kirkland’s appellate attorneys have extensive experience briefing and arguing high-stakes cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. The practice features former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement; Erin Murphy, who has been named one of the nation’s “Outstanding Women Lawyers”; and many other attorneys who have served as law clerks on the Supreme Court, the courts of appeals, and the district courts.

Extensive experience before the Supreme Court

Collectively, our attorneys have argued more than 150 Supreme Court cases spanning countless substantive areas. Most recently, our lawyers argued five cases before the high Court, which given the Court’s shrinking docket accounts for nearly 10% of all cases the Court heard during the 2020 Term.

Deep commitment to pro bono work

Our attorneys have secured landmark Supreme Court rulings for pro bono clients including criminal defendants, the Omaha Tribal Council, a class of disabled California prisoners, and the Little Sisters of the Poor. We regularly provide pro bono appellate representation to immigrants, criminal defendants, inmates, and nonprofit organizations.

#1 Firm for U.S. Supreme Court Wins

2020 Law Firm Scorecard, Law360

Kirkland’s lawyers have argued before the Supreme Court more during the last 10 terms than any other law firm.


Band 1 Nationwide Ranking: Appellate Law

Chambers USA, 2021