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Douglas Hallward-Driemeier addresses the media outside the U.S. Supreme Court after arguments in the same-sex marriage case “Obergefell v. Hodges.” Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL

Lawyers for the same-sex Arkansas couples who won the right to list both spouses on birth certificates of their newborn children are back before the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking attorney fees the Arkansas Supreme Court has denied.

Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, a partner at Ropes & Gray who won the 2017 case Pavan v. Smith, filed a cert petition this week asserting that lawyers for the couples are “indisputably prevailing parties within the meaning of the fee-shifting provision” of federal law and should be awarded an estimated $220,000 in legal fees.

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Tony Mauro

Tony Mauro, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. A lead writer for ALM's Supreme Court Brief, Tony focuses on the court's history and traditions, appellate advocacy and the SCOTUS cases that matter most to business litigators. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter: @Tonymauro

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