Trial and Appellate Briefing
Researching and composing the perfectly-tuned brief is a particular passion of mine. I’m a notoriously fussy writer – just ask any number of younger lawyers with whom I’ve worked over the years – and still routinely do most of my own legal research and writing. My writing style is forceful and precise, and my research tends to be exhaustive.
At the trial court level, I commonly prepare memoranda supporting or opposing motions to dismiss and for summary judgment, motions in limine (Daubert/Frye motions included), class certification motions, discovery motions, trial briefs, and similar filings in state and federal courts. Unlike many trial lawyers, I have historically handled most of my own appeals and have briefed and argued cases before the Minnesota Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, the Eighth Circuit, and other appellate tribunals. I have also been retained to prepare and submit amicus briefs in a variety of federal and state appeals.