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Covington’s Appellate and Supreme Court practice has been recognized by The American Lawyer for its “glowing reputation for appellate work” and “creativity,” which allows the firm to “dominate in appellate courts.”

The group includes more than 60 lawyers and draws on the expertise of a former U.S. court of appeals judge, a former U.S. district judge, four former Assistants to the Solicitor General of the United States, 18 former Supreme Court clerks, and former law clerks from every federal court of appeals.

Our appellate lawyers frequently are retained to take an appeal from an adverse lower court ruling. Members of the appellate litigation group also litigate legal issues in trial courts, functioning as members of a fully integrated trial team. In addition, our appellate lawyers analyze legal issues of importance to clients before they arise in litigation.

  • Covington was named to The National Law Journal's Appellate Hot List“ in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020.
  • Covington is recognized for excellence in Appellate and Supreme Court litigation in Chambers USA and the Legal 500.
  • Robert Long is recognized for appellate litigation in publications such as The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Washingtonian Magazine “Top Lawyers,” and Washington, DC Super Lawyers.
  • Robert Long has been named a “Legal Champion” by The National Law Journal and an Appellate MVP by Law360.
  • Robert Long is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and a former President of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court.