First Attorney To Argue Before "Virtual Judge" In The United States Court Of Appeals For The 6th Circuit

Marc D. Kaszubski became the first attorney to argue before a "virtual judge" in the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit's pilot program aimed at allowing court of appeals judges to appear and participate in oral argument via video conference. Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey, a senior judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, appeared at the hearing by video conferencing and seamlessly participated in oral argument. "The process needs some tweaking, but overall it did not seem to drastically interfere with the interaction between the judges and attorneys involved in the process," said Kaszubski. "The non-verbal cues and interpersonal connection between attorneys and judges in traditional settings is more difficult, but I expect those dynamics to improve as all parties become more familiar with the process."

Marc has significant appellate experience having successfully argued on numerous occasions in both the Michigan Court of Appeals and United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. He was recently selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Michigan Super Lawyer for 2013, after having been previously honored by that publication as one of Michigan's Rising Stars in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained the highest degree of both peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multiphased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.