Posted Jul 13, 2012 06:20 pm CDT
An elite group of lawyers regularly appears before the nation’s top court.
Although some of the usual suspects weren’t as much in evidence as others this term, a tally of U.S. Supreme Court wins and losses compiled by Reuters details who made the biggest splash and how.
Paul Clement, 46, of Bancroft argued the most cases during 2011-2012, with a 4-3 win-loss record. However, he was on the losing side of the landmark Affordable Care Act appeal.
Meanwhile, Carter Phillips, 59, of Sidley Austin was 4-0-1, the only undefeated lawyer who argued two cases or more. (The 1 is for Douglas v. Independent Living Center of Southern California, which was sent back to the lower courts.)
Patricia Millett, 49, of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld notched another win, with a 1-3 record. She has argued 31 cases before the nation’s top court, more than any other woman attorney now in private practice.