In his aptly titled book, Appealingly Brief: The Little Book of Big Appellate Tips (Or How to Write Persuasive Briefs and Excel at Oral Argument), Attorney Daniel Klau shares his many years of appellate experience in 37 specific tips, many with multiple sub-tips, pointers, and suggestions for improving appellate brief writing and oral argument skills.
As an appellate advocate for almost nearly 25 years, Attorney Klau has collected many pearls of wisdom on brief writing and oral argument from great appellate judges and lawyers, including former Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice Ellen Peters (for whom Attorney Klau clerked in 1990-1991); retired Justice David M. Borden; and the late Hon. Mark R. Kravitz—Attorney Klau’s mentor and Wiggin & Dana LLP’s resident appellate guru prior to his federal judgeship.
Attorney Klau's practice focuses on appellate and First Amendment (particularly media law) litigation. He also litigates a broad variety of complex disputes involving commercial and private parties in federal and state trial courts. Attorney Klau is also an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he teaches privacy law.