I had the honor of receiving a rare accolade from a federal appeals court in its published opinion. I represented Marcus Conner in Conner v. Reagle, a habeas corpus appeal that asserted Mr. Conner’s constitutional right to a speedy trial was violated. The odds were heavily stacked against Mr. Conner, as less than 2% of habeas petitions are granted. Unfortunately, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s denial of the habeas petition. However, in the concluding paragraph of the opinion, the panel of Judges Rovner, Kirsch, and Jackson-Akiwumi stated: “We commend the counsel we appointed to represent Conner, Christopher Keleher, for the excellent job he has done in representing Conner in this appeal.” This is a tremendous recognition for any appellate attorney and I am truly honored by it.