Michael Kimberly briefs and argues complex appeals and dispositive motions with primary focus on the antitrust laws, environmental law, and constitutional law. He has argued nine appeals in courts throughout the country, including before the Second, Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits and en banc sittings of the Second and Eleventh Circuits. He has written and filed over 100 briefs in the Supreme Court and all thirteen federal courts of appeals. According to Reuters (2014), Michael is among “a small cluster of specialists” and “the top handful of lawyers in America” who “dominate” the docket of the US Supreme Court.
Michael’s recent matters include successfully representing petitioner Georgia-Pacific West, Inc. in the Clean Water Act case, Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center, 133 S. Ct. 1326 (2013); obtaining interlocutory review and appellate reversal of the denial of United’s motion to dismiss in the antitrust case, DPWN Holdings v. United Airlines, 747 F.3d 145 (2d Cir. 2014); and obtaining interlocutory review and appellate reversal of the denial of Siemens Corporation’s motion for summary judgment in the “hyper complicated” ERISA case, Shaver v. Siemens Corp., 670 F. 3d 462 (3d Cir. 2012).
Michael co-directs the Yale Law School Supreme Court Clinic, which regularly represents civil rights, immigrant, and criminal defense litigants before the Supreme Court. He also is an associate member of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court and a regular participant in the Georgetown Supreme Court Institute.
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.