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The law demands the best. To succeed in litigation there is no substitute for superior legal research and writing.

The firm prides itself in filing and presenting legal work product that is second to none. Every court paper filed in any court should be the best work that an attorney can produce. Achieving this standard means devoting many hours to legal research often before a case is even filed.

Our firm was the first to file electronic companion briefs on CD-ROM in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Tennessee.

We were also one of the first law firms to file an electronic brief with links to the record, citations, cases and authorities in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals when the Sixth Circuit adopted new rules calling for e-filing of appellate briefs. Here is an example of an electronic brief filed in the Sixth Circuit in a medical malpractice case against the United States:

David Randolph Smith gave a seminar presentation to the Tennessee Trial Lawyers at the 2005 Annual Convention on Electronic Briefs and E-Filing:

We have also filed briefs (including e-briefs on CD-ROM) in several cases in the United States Supreme Court. Here a few examples:

Other sources/info on Briefs: Westlaw Brief Bank; Federal Court Briefs; Legal Research

The first legal brief of Louis D. Brandeis,
(written while working for his brother-in-law
James Taussig) October 1878

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