Michael B. Kimberly briefs and argues complex appeals and trial-court motions with primary focus on the antitrust laws, environmental law, and constitutional law. He has argued appeals in courts throughout the country, including three times in the United States Supreme Court, three times before the en banc courts of appeals, and numerous other times in the Second, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits, and various state courts.
Michael has been a visiting lecturer at Yale Law School since 2015, where he co-directs the Yale Law School Supreme Court Clinic. Michael is widely recognized as a rising star in the area of Supreme Court and appellate litigation. He was recently identified by The Legal 500 (2017) as a “next generation” Supreme Court practitioner and by Law360 (2016) as a top appellate advocate under 40, with “a yearslong track record of effective advocacy before the nation’s highest court.”
Michael has been described in the National Law Journal as a “veteran U.S. Supreme Court and appellate lawyer” and in the Washington Post(2015) as a “seasoned Supreme Court practitioner.” According to Reuters (2014), he is among “the top handful of lawyers in America” who “dominate” the docket of the US Supreme Court.
For his work on the “waters of the United States” litigation in the Sixth Circuit and Supreme Court, Michael was recently recognized as an Energy & Environmental Trailblazer by The National Law Journal (2017).
A summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University, Michael received his JD from Yale Law School, where he served as Editor of The Yale Law Journal and Executive Editor of the Yale Law and Policy Review. Following law school, Michael clerked for Judge Michael Daly Hawkins on the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
- Yale Law School, JD
- University of Pennsylvania, MA
- Princeton University, AB, summa cum laude
- District of Columbia
- US Supreme Court
- US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
- US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- US District Court for the District of Columbia
- Georgetown Supreme Court Institute
- Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court
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