Example Briefs

“An ability to write clearly has become the most important prerequisite for an American appellate lawyer.”

— Chief Justice William Rehnquist

Here are a few of my recent appellate briefs. Download as many as you wish. Take one to the beach—you will not be bored. The real test, of course, will be whether you are persuaded. If you are not persuaded by the time you finish reading the statement of facts, stop reading. The brief is a failure.

Employment discrimination case

Criminal case

Contract dispute case