Nationwide Appeals, Briefs, and Federal Practice Work Product For Lawyers, Attorneys, and Law Firms

Federal practice work product, appeals, briefs, and writing for lawyers.

Adam Wilson provides as-needed brief writing and legal work product for lawyers — appeals, briefs, and motions — along with outside guidance and consulting for federal practice issues, particularly complex issues.  He practiced antitrust and appellate law at leading U.S. firms and clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  J.D., Stanford Law.  He is based in Portland, Maine. or (207) 699-9957.


This nationwide service is for legal counsel with a matter in a federal district court or a federal appellate court — trial attorneys, lawyers, law firms, litigation boutiques, and solo practitioners.  I work as an outside, as-needed, temporary independent contractor, providing the research, writing, strategy, and/or consulting that you require for a particular case or issue.  Customize and tailor the service to your needs.

In addition to guidance on federal practice issues — including the most difficult questions in federal civil and appellate procedure, evidence, experts, federal statutory law, and federal common law — see here — I also specialize in three areas:

  • Drafting appellate briefs and crucial trial-level motions;
  • Positioning facts and issues for appeals and motions; and
  • Shaping the law through amicus curiae briefs.

My resume is here.  My experience is here.


Examples of services:

  • All aspects of brief writing, including:
  • Guidance and assistance with appellate litigation and trial-level motions;
  • Researching and drafting appeals, briefs, and motions in the first instance;
  • Editing, revising, and refining your drafts; proofing your final work product;
  • Handling specific trial-level and appellate-level legal research;
  • Consulting to best position issues and facts for motions and appeals;
  • Guidance and mentoring for attorneys new to federal practice and federal practice issues; and
  • Broader mentoring and coaching for new lawyers regarding general practice issues — see here.

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J.D., Stanford Law School, 1999. Moot Court, Stanford Law Review.

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1994, cum laude.

I practiced federal civil litigation — primarily federal appellate litigation, federal antitrust law, and federal complex litigation — for almost a decade at top firms in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco (e.g., Gibson Dunn).  This included a two-year clerkship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  For more, see here.

. . . — (207) 699-9957 — 180 High Street #14 — Portland, Maine 04101.

One block from the Westin Harborview Hotel in downtown Portland, Maine.


Sidebar:  I also bring true intellectual creativity and rigor to the toughest and most nuanced legal issues:  By night I am a successful text-based conceptual and post-conceptual artist who has sold four-figure and five-figure artworks to prominent U.S. and international private and corporate collectors.

The growth of this parallel career as a successful emerging conceptual artist explains my transition out of the practice of law at leading international law firms, and into the development of this specialized service.  It also explains my emerging art law practice, in which I advise artists on intellectual property, First Amendment, and other issues.  Visit my related art law practice here.

Disclaimer:  This is an outsourced independent contractor service only for licensed attorneys / lawyers and/or law firms, litigation boutiques, solo practitioners, and legal counsel.  I do not represent individuals or parties.  I work only for attorneys, by contracting with the lawyer and/or law firm.  This service and site are not intended for non-lawyers or the public.  This site is attorney advertising in jurisdictions where it must be so designated.  I do not serve attorneys or law firms in jurisdictions where it is prohibited by professional responsibility rules or otherwise.  Consult an attorney if you have a particular issue or case.  This site and its information do not create an attorney client relationship.  Use of this site constitutes agreement with the Terms of Use.

(c) 2018 Adam Wilson

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