July 21, 2016

National Law Journal Profiles Peter Stris

The National Law Journal has published a feature profiling three of the nation’s leading Supreme Court advocates outside of Washington D.C.  The feature notes that:

Peter Stris was surprised in 2014 to see himself listed among the 66 lawyers with the most clout in getting cases before the Supreme Court in a Reuters report titled The Echo Chamber. By his count 51 of the 66 were based in D.C. “I was struck at how the practice is still dominated by firms inside the beltway,” said Stris, partner in the Los Angeles boutique Stris & Maher. “We kind of feel like interlopers,” Stris said, especially when he views his Supreme Court practice as a small part of the portfolio of the 13-member firm.

With six arguments under his belt, however, his Supreme Court focus has drawn attention from potential clients and job applicants. And the fact that he is based in Los Angeles has probably helped more than it has hurt, Stris said. . . . Stris is set to argue in the fall on behalf of a class-action plaintiff in Microsoft v. Baker, a dispute over faulty Xbox 360 devices.

Coverage linked above:
Three Supreme Court Insiders From Outside the Beltway (National Law Journal, July 21, 2016)

Previous related coverage:
LA Boutique Building a Reputation Before the High Court (National Law Journal, July 8, 2015)