As co-owner with his sister, Trish, Andy oversees scheduling, marketing, and client relations for the company. He holds a business degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and is a third-generation owner. Over a 30-year span, Andy has guided Cockle’s transition from the letterpress era to the electronic era, in which our proprietary code revolutionized legal brief production and vaulted Cockle to its status as the industry leader in U.S. Supreme Court filings.
Trish Cockle Billotte
Trish is the co-owner of Cockle Legal Briefs and personally oversees the Corrections department. Possessing an undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska, she has helped perfect countless filings to the United States Supreme Court over a 40-year span. Trish has a well-established rapport with the Supreme Court’s Clerks, and continues to ensure the quality of every brief.
Renee supervises every step of Cockle’s process to ensure that we produce the best possible briefs for our clients. She manages the entire office – from determining proof and production schedules and communicating with customers to overseeing human resource activities. Prior to joining Cockle in 2006, Renee spent the previous 20 years as a financial auditor at Mutual of Omaha and studied business management at Buena Vista University.
Assistant Office Manager/Document Analyst/Corrections Specialist
As our most experienced Document Analyst, Shari assists attorneys from the initial stage of the process through filing. She is a corrections specialist, lead proofreader, and head trainer of new staff at Cockle. Shari has a long working relationship with the U.S. Supreme Court’s clerks.
As the head of our invoicing department, Tiffany knows the intricacies of every step of legal brief production. She prepares client billing and ensures the accuracy of each invoice. Tiffany also finalizes the paperwork Cockle sends to the U.S. Supreme Court and federal circuit courts.
Tiffany is one of our most experienced professionals.
Brian L. Fisher
Brian graduated from Creighton University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Creighton University, where he majored in Philosophy and English. In addition to assisting our clients with U.S. Supreme Court filings as a Document Analyst, Brian contributes to our nationally-recognized legal blog, The CockleBur.
Sean is a practicing attorney with a Juris Doctorate from Creighton University School of Law. His litigation experience includes personal injury, workers’ compensation, criminal defense, employment law, and public interest advocacy. Sean has developed and conducted clinics to assist pro se litigants represent their own interests in court. In his career, Sean provided legislative testimony and advice in support of major statutory reforms, worked as an administrative law judge, and continues to volunteer his legal services to the indigent and homeless.
Due to his extensive legal experience, Sean is able to assist Cockle clients in navigating the complexities of filing a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court. Additionally, he writes about Supreme Court matters at The CockleBur.
Mathew is an attorney and licensed mediator, holding a Juris Doctorate from Creighton University School of Law and undergraduate degrees in journalism and sports medicine from Colorado State University. Prior to joining the staff at Cockle, he honed his legal writing skills as an attorney and law clerk in both civil and criminal arenas. Named the Colorado State University Feature Writer of the Year, Mathew has cultivated a passion for storytelling and the written word. Additionally, he writes about Supreme Court matters at The CockleBur.
Ann is an attorney with a Juris Doctorate from Creighton University School of Law. She also earned a certificate in International & Comparative Law. In addition to her experience working as a Document Analyst at Cockle, Ann also has expertise in international and immigration law, having worked in the government and in the legal education field.
Kaitlin is an attorney with a Juris Doctorate degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law with concentrations in Estate Planning and Tax. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree at the George Washington University for Asian Studies and Japanese Language and Literature.
Shon R. Hopwood
Shon has written and prepared more than 25 briefs to the United States Supreme Court. Two of the cert. petitions Shon prepared were granted review and the story of his legal success was the subject of articles in the New York Times, American Bar Association Journal, and Above the Law. Shon has also written appellate briefs in many of the Federal Circuit Courts and a law review article for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.
Shon closely follows the Supreme Court’s docket and writes articles about the Court and noteworthy legal developments for The CockleBur. He is attending law school as a Gates Scholar at the University of Washington in Seattle and his memoir Law Man was published by Crown/Random House in the spring of 2012.