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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.

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Gupta Wessler has “staked a name for itself” as the nation’s “premier plaintiffs-side appellate firm.” — Law 360

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The firm is pleased to welcome our newest lawyers, Joshua Matz and Danny Wilf-Townsend. Joshua is a former law clerk to Justice Kennedy, publisher of the Take Care blog, and co-author with Larry Tribe of an acclaimed book on the Roberts Court. Danny, a former summer associate, rejoins the firm as a fellow in constitutional and appellate litigation following his two judicial clerkships.
In 2017, we completed 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 for our clients. The American Lawyer and Bloomberg profiled our advocacy before the Court. Fewer than a handful of big corporate firms surpassed our record, and no boutique firm had more wins.
We won a narrow victory for the family of a Mexican teenager fatally shot by a 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 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 the lower courts, we’ve continue to rack up wins for consumers, workers, and other plaintiffs. A few recent examples: 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 prosecuting two lawsuits challenging President Trump’s ongoing violations of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clauses, in collaboration with Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia.