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Gupta Wessler PLLC is a national appellate, constitutional, and complex litigation boutique. We brief and argue high-stakes cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and courts across the country. We also pursue policy solutions in the nation’s capital. Through all of our efforts, we aim to help shape the law in ways that enhance justice and improve people’s lives.


We’re pleased to welcome our newest lawyer, Joshua Matz—former law clerk to Justice Kennedy, publisher of Take Care, and co-author with Laurence Tribe of an acclaimed book on the Roberts Court. The National Law Journal recently profiled Joshua and the firm. We’re also pleased to welcome our new office manager, Nabila Abdallah; she replaces Stephanie Garlock, who starts law school at Yale this fall.
This summer capped off a winning term for our firm in the U.S. Supreme Court. We were counsel of record in three merits cases and prevailed in two, successfully securing certiorari and reversal. The American Lawyer and Bloomberg profiled our advocacy. Fewer than a handful of big firms surpassed our record, and no boutique firm had more wins.
In June, we won a victory for the family of a Mexican teenager killed by a U.S. border guard. Reversing a 15-0 en banc decision in Hernández v. Mesa, the Justices rejected the officer’s hindsight-based immunity defense. Read our brief or listen to Deepak Gupta discuss the case with Dahlia Lithwick on Slate’s “Amicus” podcast.
We also prevailed in our First Amendment challenge to laws that keep consumers in the dark about the cost of credit cards. Deepak argued Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman in January. Empirical SCOTUS ranked our brief the single most readable of the term.
In a third case, Coventry Health Care v. Nevils, Matt Wessler argued against federal preemption of state laws barring insurers from bringing repayment claims against tort victims. Read our brief here.
In the lower courts, we continue to rack up big appellate wins for consumers, workers, and other plaintiffs. In just the past few months: Jon Taylor argued and won an Eighth Circuit appeal from a multimillion-dollar products-liability trial; Rachel Bloomekatz argued and won a Fourth Circuit appeal defending a large jury verdict under the Fair Credit Reporting Act; and Matt Wessler successfully defended a $42 million class-action judgment in the Ninth Circuit. We also scored wins in ground-up cases, including a ruling that the IRS has illegally charged hundreds of millions of dollars to tax preparers and class certification in our challenge to fees for court records via PACER.
We’re proud to be battling Donald Trump on multiple fronts, working with a legal dream team to challenge his flagrant Emoluments Clause violations. Read our latest brief here, read about the case in the New York Times, or watch Deepak’s interview with Soledad O’Brien. Maryland and D.C. have launched a parallel suit; we’re representing them too. We also serve as counsel to a Trump University fraud victim, Sherri Simpson, in her Ninth Circuit appeal (supported by consumer protection and class action scholars), arguing that she has a right to a day in court. The National Law Journal and VOX covered her appeal here and here.