DALLAS, TX—Daniel L. Geyser, one of the nation’s leading Supreme Court and appellate lawyers, has joined the Dallas office of Texas-based appellate firm Alexander Dubose & Jefferson LLP (ADJ). Highly regarded for his work and high-profile wins before the U.S. Supreme Court, Mr. Geyser will serve as chair of the firm’s U.S. Supreme Court and Federal Appellate Practice and will focus on complex and high-stakes appellate litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, he was one of the few lawyers in private practice to argue eight merits cases in the U.S. Supreme Court’s past three terms, prevailing in matters that industry experts said could not be won. He had three certiorari petitions granted in a 12-month period and personally handled over 5 percent of the Court’s merits docket for October Term 2018. In 2019, Law360 named him an “Appellate MVP,” an honor awarded to only four lawyers in the United States. Most recently, both Chambers USA and The Legal 500 recognized Mr. Geyser as one of the nation’s leading Supreme Court and appellate lawyers. He has argued more cases in the U.S. Supreme Court in private practice than any other active lawyer in Texas.
Beyond the Supreme Court, Mr. Geyser handles high-stakes appellate matters nationwide. He has argued cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth (including before the en banc court), Eleventh, and Federal Circuits, and briefed still other cases before the First, Sixth, and D.C. Circuits. He has special expertise at the rehearing stage where he has recently handled high-stakes cases involving subjects such as securities, patents, ERISA, arbitration, and bankruptcy. In addition to an active federal practice, Mr. Geyser has handled landmark appeals in state courts, including arguing seven times in the Texas Supreme Court.
Before launching his own practice, Mr. Geyser was the appellate chair at Stris & Maher, leading that firm to the National Law Journal’s “Appellate Hot List” and a national appellate ranking in Chambers USA. He also practiced with an elite appellate team at Munger, Tolles & Olson in their Los Angeles office where he received the State Bar of California’s Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services (2006) and was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Pro Bono Panel. From 2007-2011, Mr. Geyser served in the Office of the Solicitor General of Texas, where he conducted and supervised appellate litigation for the State.