Squire Sanders’ appellate group is nationally recognized by Chambers and others for its strength and results in complex appeals in federal and state courts around the country. Lawyers in Squire Sanders’ Appellate and Supreme Court practice have recently argued cases at the U.S. Supreme Court, nearly all federal circuit courts, and state supreme and appellate courts across the country. These appeals have high stakes, from multi-million dollar verdicts to injunctions that vitally affect our clients’ businesses. Our appellate group counts among its members former law clerks from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Second, Third, Fourth, Sixth, and Eighth Circuits, the Ohio Supreme Court, and other state appellate courts. As a complement to this national appellate experience, Squire Sanders maintains this blog focused on the Sixth Circuit, where the Firm traces its geographic roots and where where we regularly handle countless appeals.
The Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog fosters discussion on news about and opinions issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit with an emphasis on cases pertaining to business interests. It also includes an En Banc Watch and features guest bloggers on occasion, as well as interviews with Sixth Circuit judges.
For questions about the information on this blog, please contact Pierre H. Bergeron or J. Philip Calabrese.
Pierre Bergeron. Pierre is the chair of Squire Sanders’ Appellate & Supreme Court Practice Group and a former clerk for The Honorable David A. Nelson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. A former contributing author to the Sixth Circuit Practice Manual, Pierre is the director of the Appellate Litigation Clinic at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
Philip Calabrese. Phil clerked for The Honorable Alice M. Batchelder of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is a public member of the Sixth Circuit Advisory Committee on Rule, appointed by then-Chief Judge Danny Boggs.
Trevor G. Covey. Trevor focuses his practice on litigation and international arbitration matters. He represents clients in complex commercial, mass tort and products liability disputes in state and federal courts, as well as in domestic and international arbitrations. Trevor has prior experience clerking for the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio.
F. Maximilian Czernin. Max is experienced in a broad range of civil and criminal litigation matters. He has prior experience serving as a law clerk to The Honorable Karen K. Caldwell of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky and as an extern for The Honorable Jennifer B. Coffman of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky.
Steven Delchin. Steven clerked for The Honorable Alan E. Norris at the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He also interned with The Honorable John M. Manos at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
Amy Cadle Hocevar. Amy served as a law clerk to The Honorable Deborah Cook of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, where she gained experience in criminal law, civil procedure, immigration, contract law and trademark law. She also served as a law clerk in the Ohio Supreme Court.
Bruce Khula. Bruce served as an assistant US attorney in the Cleveland office of the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio. He also served as law clerk to The Honorable Paul V. Niemeyer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, where he gained experience in federal constitutional law, criminal and civil procedure, immigration, commercial litigation and federal regulation.
John Fisher. John focuses his practice on litigation matters. He was a judicial extern for The Honorable Michael H. Watson of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. He has also worked as a temporary staff attorney for The Honorable Guy L. Reece II of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. In that position, John drafted opinions for motions for summary judgment, motions to dismiss, motions to vacate and discovery motions.
Colter Paulson. Colter was a law clerk to The Honorable Max Rosenn of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He co-teaches the Appellate Litigation Clinic at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
Emily Root. Emily was a judicial extern to Justice Paul E. Pfeifer of the Ohio Supreme Court. She focuses her practice on complex and general commercial litigation matters and is a member of Squire Sanders’ E-Discovery & Data Management Team, a resource for lawyers and clients in matters involving the presentation, discovery and use of electronic documents including email and social media, websites and electronic data files.
Carlee Toth. Carlee focuses her practice on litigation matters. She has served as an extern for the US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee and a judicial extern for The Honorable Stephen J. Dwyer of the Washington State Court of Appeals. She also has experience working during law school for the Office of Private International Law at the US Department of State where she focused on issues involving international arbitration, enforcement of judgments and secured transactions.
Saber VanDetta. Saber focuses her practice on complex business litigation. She has represented clients in a wide variety of matters including constitutional challenges, class action defense, product liability litigation, trade secret matters, contract disputes and employment litigation.
All of the authors frequently appear before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and their practices cover a full range of issues.