Larry Ebner is an accomplished advocate for businesses and industries that need a strong and persuasive voice in federal and state appellate courts throughout the United States. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and a 2018 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer. After 42 years as a Washington, D.C.-based litigator and practice leader at a major law firm, Larry launched his own, national, high-stakes appellate litigation boutique, Capital Appellate Advocacy.
Clients and colleagues praise Larry for his strategic thinking, as well as for his hands-on approach and analytical, brief-writing, and oral advocacy skills. He has authored hundreds of briefs on complex legal issues for individual corporations, for business and industry associations, and for professional organizations, in the Supreme Court, in every federal circuit court of appeals, and in state appellate courts, and has presented oral arguments in federal and state appellate courts throughout the United States. Much of Larry’s practice focuses on appeals that implicate significant federal interests—for example, cases involving federally regulated or procured products or services—or civil justice issues—for example, class-action fairness. Larry is a nationally recognized expert on constitutionally based pretrial defenses, such as federal preemption of state-law product liability suits involving pesticides, drugs, medical devices, and other federally regulated products.
Larry’s thought leadership is reflected in his prolific professional writing and speaking. He serves as Editor of The Appellate Advocate, the newsletter of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. Larry also is active in DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar, where he serves as Chair of the Amicus Committee and a frequent author of Supreme Court amicus curiae briefs on behalf of the 22,000-lawyer organization. In recognition of his appellate litigation achievements, Larry has been selected to the 2018 Washington DC Super Lawyers list.
Following graduation from Harvard Law School and Dartmouth College, Larry began his legal career as an Honors Program attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
B.A., with honors, Phi Beta Kappa (1969)
Fellow, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar
National Defense Industrial Association
The Federalist Society
Dartmouth Lawyers Association
District of Columbia Bar