Susman Godfrey Partner Argues to U.S. Supreme Court
DALLAS, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 5, Susman Godfrey partner Barry Barnett did something that only a tiny number of American lawyers ever do: he argued a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Barnett called the chance to appear before the justices among the highest honors of his 26-year legal career. "The members of the Court prepare so thoroughly, and they ask such tough and probing questions," he said. "Nothing I've done before compares with the thrill of standing before the Court and making your case. I'll never forget it."
Mr. Barnett's clients won in the trial court and the court of appeals. Both courts held that the Philadelphia class had proven that the case could proceed as a class action.
Before the Court granted Comcast's request for review of the lower courts' rulings, Mr. Barnett noted, he had never visited the Supreme Court building before. "I had a sharp learning curve," he said.
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