Kenneth Notter’s practice focuses on complex criminal and civil matters in state and federal courts. He litigates at every level of the judicial system, from trial courts to the U.S. Supreme Court, and regularly represents clients in high-stakes criminal and civil investigations brought by the Department of Justice and other state and federal regulators.
Mr. Notter is a skilled trial lawyer. He has cross-examined witnesses at trial, deposed witnesses, drafted jury instructions, and argued critical motions. Along with other members of the MoloLamken team, Mr. Notter was instrumental in securing an acquittal in a campaign finance prosecution following a jury trial in federal court in Washington, DC.
Through strong advocacy, Mr. Notter has also guided clients to pretrial wins. He has persuaded courts to dismiss charges with prejudice and convinced prosecutors not to file charges at all.
In his appellate practice, Mr. Notter has briefed federal appeals before the First, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Federal Circuits involving complex legal issues. He has also assisted in drafting a merits brief, multiple petitions for certiorari, and several amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Before joining MoloLamken, Mr. Notter clerked for the Honorable Jerome A. Holmes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the Honorable Gerald J. Pappert of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Clerking for trial and appellate courts gave him valuable insight into how judges and juries decide cases. With that experience, he builds cases that persuade juries at trial and hold up on appeal. During law school, he worked as a research assistant for Professors Michael Klarman and Jack Goldsmith.
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