Kaplan Johnson Abate & Bird’s attorneys have extensive experience handling complex appellate and constitutional litigation in federal and state courts around the country. We have handled a wide range of complex issues, including high-stakes business, class action, and constitutional litigation. Our team, which includes a former U.S. Department of Justice Appellate attorney and attorneys who practiced in large national and regional firms, has argued appeals before eleven different U.S. Courts of Appeals as well as numerous different state appellate courts. Our attorneys regularly appear before the Kentucky Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. Our team also has considerable experience briefing cases before the U.S. Supreme Court at both the certiorari and merits stages, for both parties and amici.
Our appellate team is regularly retained to take over high-stakes disputes as they move to the appellate court. We are skilled in working collaboratively with trial counsel to achieve the best possible results for our client, whether defending a victory below or attempting to overturn an unfortunate result.
The Firm’s attorneys also regularly litigate constitutional issues in state and federal trial courts, on a wide range of constitutional issues. This includes First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Fifth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, preemption claims, and state constitutional issues, among others.