Jason Murtagh says that the most nerve-wracking moment during his work on Haywood v. Drown was when the U.S. Supreme Court granted writ of certiorari in June 2008. That's because he was the one set to argue the case. But it turned out well for the 34-year-old attorney and his client in the prisoner rights case -- the Court ruled in their favor in May. Murtagh took the pro bono case while an associate at Dechert, but he's moved on to 40-attorney Rubin Fortunato to pursue a greater amount of casework.
Young Attorney Victorious in First Supreme Court Case
The Legal Intelligencer
July 6, 2009