March 8, 2022. Tycko & Zavareei LLP is pleased to announce the creation of a new Appellate Practice Group, based on the firm’s substantial experience in representing clients in courts of appeals at all levels across the country. The practice’s inaugural members include Managing Partners Hassan Zavareei and Jonathan Tycko and Associates Glenn Chappell, David Jochnowitz, Dia Rasinariu, and Lauren Kuhlik. Mr. Chappell will serve as Chair of the practice.
About the Practice Group
Tycko & Zavareei has a track record of appellate successes. Our attorneys have represented clients in the Supreme Court of the United States, the federal courts of appeals, and state appellate courts throughout the country. Our lawyers gained experience through serving in prestigious clerkships for federal and state appellate and trial judges, including multiple federal circuit courts and the highest court of the District of Columbia. Before joining the Tycko & Zavareei LLP team, they practiced law at top-tier international law firms, leading civil rights organizations, and the government. These backgrounds and experiences give our lawyers diverse perspectives and thorough knowledge of the appellate process, both of which are crucial assets when a case is taken to appeal.
“I’m excited to be a part of Tycko & Zavareei LLP’s newest practice group,” said Mr. Chappell. “We hope to build upon our prior appellate successes and develop this practice into a force for the public interest.”
In 2022 alone, Tycko & Zavareei attorneys have been involved in a number of impactful appellate cases. In the Fifth Circuit, Mr. Chappell briefed and argued an appeal in a class action against Baylor University on behalf of students who did not receive refunds for on-campus tuition and fees after the university closed campus and moved to online courses during the COVID-19 pandemic in King v. Baylor University. In the Fourth Circuit, Mr. Zavareei obtained a reversal of dismissal of a class action against the mortgage servicer Carrington Mortgage Services for violating debt-collection laws by charging the class fees to make their mortgage payments online or by phone, even though their mortgage agreements did not provide for such fees in Alexander v. Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC. Also in the Fourth Circuit, in McAdams v. Robinson, Mr. Tycko obtained affirmance of a settlement approval in a class action against a loan servicer for violating federal and state consumer protection laws in servicing mortgage loans.
Over the two decades the firm has been in existence, Tycko & Zavareei attorneys have prevailed on behalf of their clients in courts of appeals. Contact us via phone at (202) 973-0900 or email [email protected].