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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.

About the Author
Christopher Keleher clerked for the Hon. William J. Bauer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  This unique opportunity provided Mr. Keleher with an invaluable understanding of the inner workings of an appellate court.  He saw what persuades judges and what does not, and utilizes this knowledge every time he writes an appellate brief. The Keleher Appellate Law Group handles all phases of appellate litigation in federal and state courts across the country. Read more here.