Counsel in Reported Cases

U.S. Supreme Court (prevailed in all cases):

McDonald v. City of Chicago, 561 U.S. 742 (2010) (on NRA brief). Case history: National Rifle Ass’n v. Village of Oak Park, 617 F. Supp.2d 752 (N.D. Ill. 2008), aff’d sub nom., National Rifle Ass’n v. City of Chicago, 567 F.3d 856 (7th Cir. 2009) (oral argument 2009 WL 1556531), cert. granted sub nom., McDonald v. City of Chicago, 130 S.Ct. 48 (2009), rev’d, McDonald v. City of Chicago, 130 S. Ct. 3020 (2010), cert. granted & remanded, NRA v. Chicago, 2010 WL 2571876 (U.S. 2010). On remand, NRA v. Chicago, 393 F. App’x 390 (7th Cir. Aug. 25, 2010), on further remand, NRA v. Village of Oak Park, 755 F. Supp.2d 982 (N.D. Ill. 2010) (denying attorney’s fees), rev’d, NRA v. Chicago, 646 F.3d 992 (7th Cir. 2011) (remanding for award of attorney’s fees), 871 F. Supp.2d 781 (N.D. Ill. 2012) (fee award).

Small v. United States, 544 U.S. 385, 125 S. Ct. 1752, 161 L.Ed.2d 651 (2005) (on brief).

Castillo v. United States, 530 U.S. 120, 120 S. Ct. 2090, 147 L. Ed. 2d 94 (2000) (argued). Case history: United States v. Branch, 91 F.3d 699 (5th Cir. 1996), cert. denied sub nom., Castillo v. United States, 520 U.S. 1185 (1997), aff’d, after remand, 179 F.3d 321 (5th Cir. 1999), cert. granted, 120 S.Ct. 865 (2000), oral argument: April 24, 2000, final remand, 220 F.3d 648 (5th Cir. 2000). The Supreme Court reversed the Fifth Circuit decisions. Oral argument in the Supreme Court available here or 2000 WL 526625. The announcement of the decision by Justice Breyer may be heard here.

Printz v. United States, 521 U.S. 898, 117 S. Ct. 2365, 138 L. Ed. 2d 914 (1997) (argued), oral argument, 65 U.S.L.W. 3425 (Dec. 17, 1996), rev’g Mack v. United States, 66 F.3d 1025 (9th Cir. 1995), rev’g 856 F. Supp. 1372 (D. Ariz. 1994) and rev’g Printz v. United States, 854 F.Supp. 1503 (D. Mont. 1994). Oral argument in the Supreme Court available in The Supreme Court’s Greatest Hits (CD, Northwestern University, 1999), 1996 WL 706933, or here.

United States v. Thompson/Center Arms Co., 504 U.S. 505, 112 S. Ct. 2102 , 119 L. Ed. 2d 308 (1992) (argued), aff’g. 924 F.2d 1041 (Fed. Cir. 1991), rev'g 19 Cl.Ct. 725 (1990). Earlier proceeding, Thompson/Center Arms Co. v. Baker, 686 F. Supp. 38 (D.N.H. 1988). Oral argument in the Supreme Court available at 1992 WL 687859.


Federal and State Courts:

Baca v. New Mexico Dept. of Public Safety, 132 N.M. 282, 47 P.3d 441 (2002) (Intervenors).

Blaustein & Reich, Inc. v. Buckles, 220 F. Supp.2d 535 (E.D. Va. 2002), aff’d, 365 F.3d 281 (4th Cir. 2004) (Plaintiff).

Brown v. Continental Telephone Co. of Va., Inc., 670 F.2d 1364 (4th Cir. 1982) (Plaintiff).

Coalition of New Jersey Sportsmen v. Whitman, 44 F. Supp.2d 666 (D. N.J. 1999), aff’d, 263 F.3d 157 (3d Cir. 2001), cert. denied, 534 U.S. 1039 (2001) (Plaintiffs).

Farmer v. Higgins, 907 F.2d 1041 (11th Cir. 1990), cert. denied, 498 U.S. 1047 (1991) (Plaintiff).

F.J. Vollmer Co., Inc. v. Higgins, 23 F.3d 448 (D.C. Cir. 1994), later proceeding, F.J. Vollmer Co., Inc. v. Magaw, 102 F.3d 591 (D.C. Cir. 1996) (Plaintiff).

Fresno Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc. v. Van de Kamp, 746 F. Supp. 1415 (E.D. Cal. 1990), aff’d, 965 F.2d 723 (9th Cir. 1992) (Plaintiffs).

Gilbert Equipment Co., Inc. v. Higgins, 709 F. Supp. 1071 (S.D. Ala. 1989), aff’d, 894 F.2d 412 (11th Cir. 1990) (mem.) (Plaintiff).

Gun Owners’ Action League, Inc. v. Swift, 284 F.3d 198 (1st Cir. 2002), cert. denied, 537 U.S. 827 (2002) (Plaintiffs).

Heller v. District of Columbia, 698 F. Supp.2d 179 (D. D.C. 2010), aff’d in part & rev’d in part, 670 F.3d 1244 2011 (D.C. Cir. 2011), on remand, 290 F.R.D. 1, later proceeding, 952 F. Supp.2d 133 (D. D.C. 2013), later proceeding, 2014 WL 1978073 (D. D.C. 2014), aff’d in part & rev’d in part, 2015 WL 5472555 (D.C. Cir. 2015) (Plaintiffs).

Intrac Arms International, L.L.C. v. Albright, 1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21858 (D. D.C. 1998) (Plaintiff).

Koog/McGee v. United States, 79 F.3d 452 (5th Cir. 1996), cert. denied, United States v. Gonzalez, 521 U.S. 1118, 117 S.Ct. 2507, 138 L.Ed.2d 1011 (1997), rev'g Koog v. United States, 852 F. Supp. 1376 (W.D. Tex. 1994), and aff'g McGee v. United States, 863 F. Supp. 321, earlier proceeding 849 F. Supp. 1147 (S.D. Miss. 1994) (Plaintiffs).

Lomont v. Summers, 135 F. Supp. 2d 23 (D. D.C. 2001), aff’d, 285 F.3d 9 (D.C. Cir. 2002) (Plaintiffs).

National Rifle Ass’n v. Brady, 914 F.2d 475 (4th Cir. 1990), cert. denied, 499 U.S. 959 (1991), later proceeding, National Rifle Ass’n v. Bentsen, 999 F.2d 772 (4th Cir. 1993) (Plaintiffs).

National Rifle Ass’n v. City of South Miami, 774 So. 2d 815 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2000), later proceeding, 812 So. 2d 504 (2002) (Plaintiffs).

National Rifle Ass’n v. City of Evanston, 2009 WL 1139130 (N.D. Ill. 2009) (Plaintiffs).

National Rifle Ass’n v. Nagin, 2005 WL 2428840 (E.D. La. 2005) (Plaintiffs).

National Rifle Ass’n v. Reno, 216 F.3d 122 (D.C. Cir. 2000), cert. denied, 533 U.S. 928 (2001) (Plaintiffs).

National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. v. Jones, 840 F. Supp.2d 310 (D. D.C. 2012), aff’d., 716 F.3d 200 (D.C. Cir. 2013) (Plaintiffs).

New York State Rifle & Pistol Ass'n, Inc. v. Cuomo, 990 F. Supp.2d 349 (W.D. N.Y. 2013), aff’d in part & rev’d in part, 804 F.3d 242 (2nd Cir. 2015) (Plaintiffs).

Peoples Rights Organization, Inc. v. City of Columbus, 925 F. Supp. 1254 (S.D. Ohio 1996), aff’d in part and rev’d in part, 152 F.3d 522 (6th Cir. 1998) (Plaintiffs).

Peoples Rights Organization, Inc. v. Montgomery, 142 Ohio App. 3d 443, 756 N.E.2d 127 (2001), appeal denied, 93 Ohio St. 3d 1410, 754 N.E.2d 258 (2001) (Plaintiffs).

Richmond Boro Gun Club, Inc. v. City of New York, 896 F. Supp. 276 (E.D. N.Y. 1995), aff’d, 97 F.3d 681 (2nd Cir. 1996) (Plaintiffs).

Robertson v. City of Denver, 874 P.2d 325 (Colo. 1994), appeal after remand, 978 P.2d 156 (Colo. App. 1999) (Plaintiffs).

Ron Peterson Firearms, LLC v. Jones, 760 F.3d 1147 (10th Cir. 2014) (Plaintiff).

RSM, Inc. v. Buckles, 94 F. Supp. 2d 692 (D. Md. 2000), rev’d, 254 F.3d 61 (4th Cir. 2001) (Plaintiffs).

Ruiz v. People Express Airlines, 802 F.2d 1508 (4th Cir. 1986), cert. denied, 480 U.S. 934 (1987) (Plaintiffs).

Seegars v. Ashcroft, 297 F. Supp. 2d 201 (D. D.C. 2004), rev’d. in part & aff’d in part, 396 F.3d 1248 (D.C. Cir. 2005), reh. denied, 413 F.3d 1 (D.C. Cir. 2005) (with opinions), cert. denied, 456 U.S. 1157 (2006) (Plaintiffs).

Sendra Corp. v. Magaw, 111 F.3d 162 (D.C. Cir. 1997) (Plaintiff).

Shew v. Malloy, 994 F. Supp.2d 234 (D. Conn. 2014), aff’d in part & rev’d in part, 804 F.3d 242 (2nd Cir. 2015) (Plaintiffs).

Sig Sauer, Inc. v. Jones, 2015 WL 5656067 (D. N.H. 2015) (Plaintiff).

Springfield Armory, Inc. v. City of Columbus, 805 F. Supp. 489 (S.D. Ohio 1992), rev’d, 29 F.3d 250 (6th Cir. 1994) (Plaintiffs).

Springfield, Inc. v. Buckles, 116 F. Supp. 2d 85 (D. D.C. 2000), aff’d, 292 F.3d 813 (D.C. 4 Cir. 2002) (Plaintiff).

State v. Denver, 139 P.2d 635 (Colo. 2006), oral argument available at 2005 WL 6190565 or here (Plaintiff).

Taylor v. United States, 848 F.2d 715 (6th Cir. 1988) (Plaintiff).

Torraco v. Port Authority of N.Y. & N.J., 615 F.3d 129 (2nd Cir. 2010) (Plaintiffs).

United States v. Bundy, 392 F.3d 641 (4th Cir. 2004) (Defendant).

United States v. Evans, 712 F. Supp. 1435 (D. Mont. 1989), aff’d, 928 F.2d 858 (9th Cir. 1991) (defendant in District Court).

United States v. Fourteen Various Firearms, 889 F. Supp. 875, later proceeding, 899 F. Supp. 249 (E.D. Va. 1995) (Defendant).

United States v. Hunter, 843 F. Supp. 235 (E.D. Mich. 1994) (Defendant).

United States v. Leasure, 1997 U.S. App. LEXIS 5823 (4th Cir. 1997) (Defendant).

United States v. Rock Island Armory, Inc., 773 F. Supp. 117 (C.D. Ill. 1991), appeal dismissed, No. 91-2595, 1991 WL 224268 (7th Cir. Aug. 13, 1991) (Defendants).

Williams v. State, 10 A.3d 1167 (Md. 2011), cert. denied, 132 S.Ct. 93 (2011) (Petitioner).

Wilson v. Cook County, 348 Ill. Dec. 160, 943 N.E.2d 768 (1 Dist. 2011), appeal granted & argued in Ill. Sup. Ct., oral argument, rev’d, 2012 IL 112026, 968 N.E.2d 641 (2012) (Appellants).

Drafted Briefs

Commonwealth of Virginia v. United States, No. 3:95v357 (E.D.Va. 1995). Prepared Tenth Amendment portions of Virginia’s briefs challenging federal motor voter law.

Kasler v. Lungren, 61 Cal.App.4th 1237, 72 Cal. Rptr.2d 260 (1998), rev’d., Kasler v. Lockyer, 23 Cal.4th 472, 2 P.3d 581 (2000), cert. denied, 531 U.S. 1149 (2001) (with Don Kates).

United States v. Mack, 164 F.3d 467 (9th Cir. 1999) (with Don Kates).

United States v. Twelve Miscellaneous Firearms, 816 F. Supp. 1316 (C.D. Ill. 1993).

Amicus Briefs

Brooks v. State, 128 S.W.3d 844 (Mo. 2004) (National Rifle Association).

Bryan v. United States, 524 U.S. 184 (1998) (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers).

City of Chicago v. U.S. Dept. of Treasury, BATF, 287 F.3d 628 (7th Cir. 2002), vacated & remanded, 537 U.S. 1229 (2003), on remand, 384 F.3d 429 (7th Cir. 2004), further proceeding, 423 F.3d 777 (7th Cir. 2005) (NRA).

District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008) (55 Members of U.S. Senate, President of U.S. Senate, 250 Members of U.S. House of Representatives). 2008 WL 383530; .pdf here.

Dukakis v. U.S. Department of Defense, 686 F. Supp. 30, aff’d, 859 F.2d 1066 (1st Cir. 1988), cert. denied, 490 U.S. 1020 (1989).

Harris v. United States, 536 U.S. 545 (2002) (the Cato Institute and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers).

Henderson v. United States, 2015 WL 2340840 (U.S. 2015) (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers).

Houston v. City of New Orleans, 675 F.3d 441, vacated & remanded, 682 F.3d 361 (5th Cir. 2012) (NRA).

In re Jorge M., 23 Cal.4th 866, 4 P.3d 297 (2000) (International Wound Ballistics Association).

Kalodimos v. Village of Morton Grove, 103 Ill.2d 483, 470 N.E.2d 266 (1984) (Illinois Small Business Men’s Association).

Kellogg v. City of Gary, 519 N.E.2d 570 (Ind. App. 1988), rev'd, 562 N.E.2d 685 (Ind. 1990).

Logan v. United States, 552 U.S. 23 (2007) (NRA).

Millender v. County of Los Angeles, 620 F.3d 1016 (9th Cir. 2010) (en banc), rev’d, Messerschmidt v. Millender, 132 S.Ct. 1235 (2012) (NRA, CRPA).

Mosby v. Devine, 851 A.2d 1031 (R.I. 2004) (NRA).

Nordyke v. King, 319 F.3d 1185 (9th Cir. 2003), reh. denied, 364 F.3d 1025 (9th Cir. 2004), later proceeding, 563 F.3d 439, reh. en banc granted, 575 F.3d 890 (9th Cir. 2009) (National Rifle Association), later proceeding, 2011 WL 1632063 (9th Cir. 2011), later proceeding, 2012 WL 1959239 (9th Cir. 2012) (en banc) (California Rifle & Pistol Association).

Ohioans for Concealed Carry v. City of Clyde, 120 Ohio St.3d 96, 896 N.E.2d 967 (2008) (National Rifle Association).

Parker v. State, 221 Cal. App.4th 340, 164 Cal. Rptr.3d 345 (5th Dist. 2013) (FFLGuard LLC & Gun Owners of California)

Perpich v. U.S. Department of Defense, 880 F.2d 11 (8th Cir. 1989), aff'd, 496 U.S. 334 (1990) (Firearms Civil Rights Legal Defense Fund).

People v. Aguilar, 2013 IL 112116, 2013 WL 5080118 (Ill. 2013) (Illinois State Rifle Association, Congress of Racial Equality, Pink Pistols).

Peruta v. County of San Diego, 2014 WL 555862 (9th Cir. 2014) (Congress of Racial Equality).

Quilici v. Village of Morton Grove, 695 F.2d 261 (7th Cir. 1982), cert. denied, 464 U.S. 863 (1983).

State v. Fisher, 290 Wis.2d 121, 714 N.W.2d 495 (2006) (National Rifle Association).

State v. McAdams, 714 P.2d 1236 (Wyo. 1986).

United States v. Drasen, 845 F.2d 731 (7th Cir. 1988), cert. denied, 488 U.S. 909 (1988).

United States v. Emerson, 270 F.3d 203 (5th Cir. 2001) (Texas Justice Foundation).

United States v. Murphree, 783 F.2d 605 (6th Cir. 1986).

United States v. Skoien, 2010 WL 2735747 (7th Cir. 2010) (en banc) (National Rifle Association).

Voting Rights Coalition v. Wilson, 60 F.3d 1411 (9th Cir. 1995), cert. denied, 516 U.S. 1093 (1996). (Prepared portion of Virginia’s amicus brief in Ninth Circuit; filed amicus brief for Sheriff Jay Printz in Supreme Court.)

Woollard v. Gallagher, 712 F.3d 865 (4th Cir. 2013) (California Rifle & Pistol Ass’n et al.).