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Dylan B. Carp is an appellate lawyer practicing in San Francisco, California.


I am an appellate lawyer with over eight years of litigation experience in state and federal courts. I have been an attorney with Jackson Lewis LLP since August 2007. Before joining Jackson Lewis, I was with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP in San Francisco since 2001. Before joining K&LNG, I was an appellate and trial staff attorney with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation in Springfield, Virginia. During law school I was a judicial intern for the Honorable Daniel E. Klein, Jr., Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the District of Maryland, in Baltimore.

I have handled numerous federal and state appeals, many of which have resulted in published opinions. I have been retained at the appellate level and to consult during the trial level. I publish and lecture frequently on appellate litigation.

A list of my winning cases:

• Waltrip v. Kimberlin, 2005 WL 1230770 (Cal. Ct. App. May 24, 2005)
• Olivares v. Canteen Vending Services, 2005 WL 1489868 (E.D. Cal. June 21, 2005)
• WHX Corp v. SEC, 362 F.3d 854 (D.C. Cir. 2004)
• Lucas v. NLRB, 333 F.3d 927 (9th Cir. 2003)
• Wagner v. Professional Engineers, 2001 WL 96374 (9th Cir. February 5, 2001)
• Jacoby v. NLRB, 233 F.3d 611 (D.C. Cir. 2000)
• Tavernor v. Illinois Federation of Teachers, 226 F.3d 842 (7th Cir. 2000)
• Murray v. Local 2620, AFSCME, 192 F.R.D. 629 (N.D. Cal. 2000)
• Baird v. California Faculty Ass’n, 2000 WL 1028782 (E.D. Cal. September 13, 2000)
• Wessel v. City of Albuquerque, 2000 WL 1803818 (D.D.C. Nov. 30, 2000)
• Friedman v. California State Employees Ass’n, 2000 WL 288468 (E.D. Cal. March 15, 2000)
• Cummings v. Connell, 1999 WL 1256772 (E.D. Cal. Dec. 20, 1999)
• Wagner v. Professional Engineers, 163 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 2715 (E.D. Cal. 1999)

A list of my publications:

• scocblog, the first and only weblog devoted to the California Supreme Court (
• Mastering the Law on Requesting Judicial Notice on Appeal, Lead Article, Appellate Practice Journal, by Edward P. Sangster and Dylan B. Carp (Spring 2005)
• Raising Issues on Appeal for the First Time, K&L Update: Appellate Briefs (Vol. 6/No. 3, Oct. 2002)
• Large and Small Business Owners Take Note: “Private Attorney General” Actions Under California’s Unfair Competition Law, K&L Update: California Litigation (Sept. 2002)
• The Case of the Litigious Little Leaguer, 3 TEX. REV. L. & POLITICS 171 (1998)
• Out of Scalia’s Shadow, Liberty Magazine (Sept. 1998)

A list of lectures I have given:

• Presented 1-hour national in-house CLE lecture on appellate courts’ discretion to address issues first raised on appeal
• Presented 30-minute national in-house lectures on petitioning for rehearing in the federal courts of appeals, the use of motions for judgment to preserve claims of error on appeal, and the use of supersedeas bonds to stay enforcement of judgment pending appeal

A list of my professional activities

• Contributing editor, The Appellate Practice Journal, Appellate Practice Committee, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association
• Former Co-chair, Bar Liaison Subcommittee, Appellate Practice Committee, Section of Litigation, ABA
• Judge, American Bar Association, Law Student Division, 2002 West Regional National Appellate Advocacy Competition
• Member, Council of Appellate Lawyers, ABA Appellate Judges Conference
• Member, Appellate Practice Section, Bar Association of San Francisco
• Member, Amicus Committee, Defense Research Institute, Appellate Practice Section
• Admitted in CA, VA, D.C., U.S. Supreme Court, 9th, 7th, 2nd and D.C. Circuits, and all Federal Districts of California

My education:

I received my J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, in Washington, D.C., in 1998. I graduated with a B.A. from Hamilton College, in Clinton, New York, in 1991.

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