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Reuters Scorecard Tallies Supreme Court Wins This Term For Nation’s Top Appellate Lawyers

Posted Jul 13, 2012 1:20 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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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.

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