Brian L. Fisher

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Brian L. Fisher

About 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.
23 Feb, 2016

Common Questions We Hear In Circuit Court Consultations

2019-03-18T18:47:22-05:00February 23rd, 2016|Tags: , , |

The filing requirements in the thirteen federal circuit courts are complex, and often confusing. In addition to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, each circuit court operates under its own set of local rules—mandatory practice standards that periodically change, and sometimes conflict with the federal rules—and the various clerks’ offices often adhere to unwritten practices [...]

28 Jan, 2016

How Our Circuit Court of Appeals Experts Can Help You

2019-03-18T18:47:23-05:00January 28th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Not only can Cockle Legal Briefs help you prepare and file your Briefs in the United States Supreme Court, we can also help you prepare and file Appellate Briefs in the Second Circuit, the Fifth Circuit, the Ninth Circuit, or any of the thirteen Federal Circuit Courts. The filing requirements in the thirteen Federal Circuit Courts are complex, and often [...]

25 Nov, 2015

Filing An Amicus Curiae Brief

2019-03-18T18:47:23-05:00November 25th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |

Amicus Curiae, or “Friend of the Court,” Briefs are submitted by non-parties to the case as a way of introducing information and concerns to the Court, often demonstrating that a case’s outcome may have wider effects beyond the immediate parties to the suit. Amicus Curiae Briefs can provide valuable assistance to the Court in its [...]

29 Oct, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions

2019-03-18T18:47:24-05:00October 29th, 2015|Tags: , , |

How Is Cockle Legal Briefs Different? We strive to craft the highest quality Briefs. We succeed because we are the only Supreme Court brief printer to proofread everything—with teams of two professional readers—and our staff actively pursues an intimate knowledge of Court practices and conventions. Located in the heart of the nation, we are able [...]

6 Oct, 2015

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Information

2019-03-18T18:47:24-05:00October 6th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is located in San Francisco, California, and serves Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Below are a few unique rules and attributes of the 9th Circuit. Cir. Rule 28-2.6 states that there must be a “Statement of Related Cases” section on the [...]

29 Sep, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

2019-03-18T18:47:24-05:00September 29th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

According to the Supreme Court website: Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice, was born in the Pinpoint community near Savannah, Georgia on June 23, 1948. He attended Conception Seminary from 1967-1968 and received an A.B., cum laude, from Holy Cross College in 1971 and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1974. He was admitted to law [...]

9 Sep, 2015

Should I Skip the Brief in Opposition?

2019-03-18T18:47:25-05:00September 9th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

When confronted with a Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed in the United States Supreme Court, some attorneys will play the odds and let the Court deal with a Petition without even filing a Brief in Opposition. A Respondent may choose to waive the right to oppose a Petition that seems clearly without merit. This [...]

3 Sep, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

2019-03-18T18:47:25-05:00September 3rd, 2015|Tags: , , , |

According to the Supreme Court website: Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice, was born in Sacramento, California, July 23, 1936. He married Mary Davis and has three children. He received his B.A. from Stanford University and the London School of Economics, and his LL.B. from Harvard Law School. He was in private practice in San Francisco, [...]

18 Aug, 2015

Deciphering The Circuit Court of Appeals Rules

2019-03-18T18:47:25-05:00August 18th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

The rules and requirements surrounding the U.S. circuit courts of appeals are complex, but the people at Cockle Legal Briefs have become experts on them. Cockle Legal Briefs has been producing top quality legal documents for over 90 years, and our staff of professionals— experienced in the unique practices of each circuit—can help you present [...]

23 Jul, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

2019-03-18T18:47:26-05:00July 23rd, 2015|Tags: , , , |

According to the Supreme Court website: Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice, was born in Trenton, New Jersey, March 11, 1936. He married Maureen McCarthy and has nine children - Ann Forrest, Eugene, John Francis, Catherine Elisabeth, Mary Clare, Paul David, Matthew, Christopher James, and Margaret Jane. He received his A.B. from Georgetown University and the University [...]