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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 Anthony Kennedy, publisher of the Take Care blog, and co-author with Laurence Tribe of Uncertain Justice: the Roberts Court and the Constitution. The National Law Journal recently profiled both Joshua and the firm. We’re also pleased to welcome our new office manager, Nabila Abdalah; she replaces Stephanie Garlock, who starts law school at Yale this fall.
This summer caps 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 both certiorari and reversal for our clients. The American Lawyer and Bloomberg profiled our advocacy before the Court. 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 patrol officer. Reversing a 15-0 en banc decision in Hernández v. Mesa, the Justices rejected the officer’s hindsight-based immunity defense and remanded the case. 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 the case, Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman, in January. Empirical SCOTUS ranked our brief the single most readable of the entire Supreme Court 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.
We’ve racked up wins in the lower courts too. In June, we won a ruling that the IRS has illegally charged hundreds of millions of dollars to tax preparers. And, earlier this year, we secured class certification in our challenge to fees for public access to court electronic records (PACER).
We’re proud to be working with a legal dream team in a lawsuit challenging Donald Trump’s violations of the U.S. Constitution’s Emoluments Clauses. Read our latest brief here, and read about the case in the New York Times or watch Deepak’s interview with Soledad O’Brien. Maryland and the District of Columbia have launched a parallel suit; we’re representing them too.
In June, we announced our appellate representation of a Trump University victim, Sherri Simpson. Her Ninth Circuit appeal, supported by consumer protection and class action scholars, is about whether she has a right to a day in court. The National Law Journal and VOX covered the case here and here.
We continue to regularly represent consumers, workers, and other plaintiffs in significant appeals nationwide. A few recent examples: Jon Taylor argued an Eighth Circuit appeal from a multimillion-dollar products-liability jury 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.