Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation

Appeals cases, including those appealed to the Supreme Court, require a considerable level of scholarship and writing as well as formal argument skills.

Mr. Sternberg has appeared twice as lead counsel in the U.S. Supreme Court, where he has been a member of the Bar since 1990. He has appeared in the Maryland Court of Appeals, where he has been a member since 1985, in the Supreme Court of Virginia, where he has been a member since 1990, and in the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, where he has been a member since 1983. He obtained the largest verdict ever against the DC Department of Corrections, and, when the verdict was reversed by the trial court, Mr. Sternberg took lead argument, took the trial court judgment on appeal, and got it reversed.

Mr. Sternberg had one of his cases chosen by the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to be one of three argued annually before the Duke Law School in Raleigh-Durham to demonstrate appellate technique. In another of his cases, Mr. Sternberg defended a trial court ruling in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, where he was admitted in 1984, that held that the Government of Angola was required to answer and defend its actions in the U.S. Courts. The case settled soon thereafter. Mr. Sternberg was admitted to the Bars of the Claims Court and the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in 1984, but has never appeared.

Should your case require an appeal to a higher court, you can count on Mr. Sternberg to take it as far as it can go.