Anthony T. (Tom) Caso served as Chief Counsel for
Pacific Legal Foundation and has nearly 30 years of
experience successfully litigating cases as lead counsel
at every level, including the United States Supreme
Court (Keller v. State Bar of California, 496 U.S. 1
(1990)). He has built his career on managing litigation,
especially at the appellate level, dealing with complex
constitutional, administrative law, and statutory
In addition to his own direct litigation experience, Mr.
Caso has more than 20 years experience in assisting
talented attorneys navigate their way through the maze
of the appellate process. He has helped attorneys from
recent graduates to seasoned practitioners put together
winning presentations before the California and United
States Supreme Court in a number of cases including
Rapanos v. United States, __ U.S. __, 126 S.Ct. 2208
(2006); Palazzolo v. Rhode Island, 533 U.S. 606 (2001);
and Suitum v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, 520 U.S.
725 (1997). This work included helping attorneys to craft
the questions presented, create a theme for the briefs,
prepare persuasive and clearly written briefs, and
prepare for oral argument.