The dream of noshing with a Supreme Court justice would seem to be the ultimate lunch date. But which justice? And where would you take them? Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, surveyed 99 of the top lawyers in the U.S. and asked them, "Which U.S. Supreme Court justice would you take to lunch? And where?"
Look for these professionals who have been listed to Super Lawyers to make an appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court in the coming weeks.
Tuesday, Nov. 30
CIGNA Corporation, et al. v. Janice C. Amara, et al., with Theodore B. Olson of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C., for the petitioners.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California, et al. v. Marciano Plata, et al., with Carter G. Phillips of Sidley Austin in Washington, D.C., for the appellants.
Wednesday, Dec. 1
Glen Scott Milner v. Department of the Navy, with David S. Mann of Gendler & Mann in Seattle for the petitioner.
Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy v. James W. Stewart, III, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, et al., with E. Duncan Getchell Jr., solicitor general of the Commonwealth of Virginia, for the respondents.
Tuesday, Dec. 7
Janus Capital Group, Inc., et al. v. First Derivative Traders, with Mark Andrew Perry of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C., for the petitioners; and David C. Frederick of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel in Washington, D.C., for the respondent.
Wednesday, Dec. 8
Chase Bank USA, N.A. v. James A. McCoy, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, with Seth P. Waxman of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in Washington, D.C., for the petitioner.
Chamber of Commerce of the United States, et al. v. Michael B. Whiting, et al., with Carter G. Phillips of Sidley Austin in Washington, D.C., for the petitioners.
As the Supreme Court begins its second month of hearings, we recognize some of the attorneys who have made a Super Lawyers list who are making an appearance. Monday, Nov. 1
Less than one hour before Henry Skinner was to be executed in Texas in March, he learned that the Supreme Court had stayed his death sentence and would be reviewing his case, which concerned his requests for DNA testing. Today, the case will be heard before the highest court.
As the Supreme Court begins its second week of hearings, we recognize a few of the attorneys appearing as counsel of record who have been listed in Super Lawyers.
The first Monday of October marks the start of a new term for the U.S. Supreme Court, and on Tuesday, the court will hear arguments for NASA V. Nelson, which addresses an employee's constitutional right to informational privacy. The case stems from a lawsuit filed by 28 scientists and engineers who are contract workers at the NASA-owned Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
- Greg Coleman of Yetter Coleman shares his secrets to a successful U.S. Supreme Court argument.
- Sean Tracey of the Tracey Law Firm argues that Paxil may be causing birth defects in pregnant women.
- Gayla Crain takes us inside her employment law practice at Spencer Crain Cubbage Healy & McNamara in Dallas.
- What it's like being an environmental litigator who defends Big Oil, as described by Rick Faulk of Gardere Wynne Sewell.
- Linda Addison of Fulbright & Jaworski, who keeps a presence in both New York and Texas, tells us about her insanely busy life.
- Kevin Glasheen of Glasheen, Valles & Inderman on handling personal injury cases that stem from railroad tragedies.
- How Mark Mueller of Mueller-Hillin adds eastern philosophies to the western practice of law.
- The collaborative law approach of Angeline Lindley Bain of Goranson, Bain, Larsen, Greenwald, Maultsby & Murphy.
- The trip to Thailand that changed Mike Gruber of Gruber Hurst Johnson & Hail forever.
- And the seemingly boundless intellectual curiosity and family law devotion of Richard Orsinger or McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing.