Jump to Navigation
Bruce R. Bryan

Appeals to the Supreme Court

Statue at the Supreme Court - Bruce R. Bryan, Esq. - Criminal Appeals Attorney Syracuse NY | New York City Appellate Lawyer

APPEALS TO THE SUPREME COURT

 

The Supreme Court of the United States selects less than 100 cases to hear each year. You need an appeals attorney who understands the reasons that compel the Supreme Court to take a case and knows how to frame arguments in a petition for a writ of certiorari that best highlight those reasons. Few attorneys also have the high-level experience and ability to represent a client before the Supreme Court once the case is selected for review.

Bruce R. Bryan has the high level experience to handle appeals to the Supreme Court

 

Over his 20 years of experience as a high-level appeals attorney, Bruce R. Bryan has filed numerous petitions for writs of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court and has had the rare experience of representing a client in a case before the nation’s highest court. He has also represented many clients over his 20 years of experience on high-level federal appeals. He is an author on appeals and is an Adjunct Professor of Appellate Advocacy at Cornell Law School, one of the nation’s most respected legal institutions. Appeals attorney Bruce R. Bryan is committed to excellence and has the needed skill and ability to make the most persuasive arguments to the Supreme Court.

Reasons that compel the Supreme Court to grant a petition for a writ of certiorari

 

Although there is no limit to the kinds of reasons that compel the Supreme Court to take a case, the Court is most interested in cases that have one or more of the following reasons:

  • A federal appeals court has entered a decision that conflicts with another federal appeals court on the same important matter;
  • A federal appeals court has decided an important federal question in a way that conflicts with a decision of the highest court of a state;
  • A federal appeals court has so far departed from the accepted and usual course of judicial proceedings, or sanctioned such a departure by a lower court, as to call for the exercise of the Supreme Court’s supervisory power;
  • A state’s highest court has decided an important federal question in a way that conflicts with the decision of another state’s highest court or of a federal appeals court;
  • A state court or a federal appeals court has decided an important question of federal law that has not been, but should be, settled by the Supreme Court

A petition for a writ of certiorari should focus on one or more of these reasons and argue compellingly why the Supreme Court should take the case.

The demands of an appeal to the Supreme Court

 

An appeal to the Supreme Court demands the highest level of experience, skill and ability possessed by an attorney. The legal issues are complex and unsettled. The appellate attorney must think creatively and anticipate multiple concerns of the Justices, depending on their differing views on the issues. The attorney must use every advocacy tool at his or her disposal to construct compelling legal arguments based on precedent, case law, policy, equity, and sound reasoning. Appeals attorney Bruce R. Bryan has the depth of experience, skill and ability to effectively represent clients in these important appeals to the nation’s highest court.

Contact NY Criminal Appeals Lawyer Bruce R. Bryan

 

To inquire about the availability of criminal appeals lawyer Bruce R. Bryan to represent a client on a petition for a writ of certiorari or on an appeal to the Supreme Court, please contact him 315-280-8790 or 914-281-1850 at his Syracuse or White Plains office.

B. Bryan, "Defendant's Guide to Criminal Appeals, Review & Parole in New York," (2005)


Guide to Criminal Appeals, Review & Parole in New York | Bryan Criminal Appeals Lawyer NY

The object of appellate advocacy is to persuade. The winning advocate focuses the court on the strength of your case. Read More

Cornell Adjunct Professor of Law


Guide to Criminal Appeals, Review & Parole in New York | Bryan Criminal Appeals Lawyer NY

As an adjunct faculty, Professor Bryan teaches "Advanced Persuasive Writing and Appellate Advocacy" to second and third year law students at Cornell Law School. Read More