Who are the most successful attorneys in the Supreme Court? A novel way to answer this question is by looking at attorneys' relative influence on the course of the law. This article performs macro and micro-level analyses of the most successful Supreme Court litigators by examining the amount of language shared between nearly 9,500 Supreme Court merits briefs and their respective Supreme Court opinions from 1946 through 2013. The article also includes analyses of the most successful law firms according to the same metric.
Courts | Judges | Law | Legal Profession | Supreme Court of the United States
Date of this Version
Adam Feldman, "Who Wins in the Supreme Court? An Examination of Attorney and Law Firm Influence" (February 2016). University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series. Working Paper 196.