Kutak Rock litigation partner Dwyer Arce has been appointed State Chair for the Virgin Islands in the American Bar Association Council of Appellate Lawyers.
The ABA Council of Appellate Lawyers is a national appellate bench-bar organization with the mission of fostering a dialogue among federal and state appellate lawyers and judges, improving appellate advocacy, and strengthening ties among the numerous appellate bar associations. The State Chairs Committee of the ABA Council of Appellate Lawyers was established to further that mission to the benefit of the courts, lawyers, clients, and the public. The Committee is comprised of one highly experienced appellate attorney from each United States jurisdiction. With Dwyer’s appointment as the first State Chair for the Virgin Islands, the Virgin Islands joins each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in representation on the Committee. Dwyer joins Kutak Rock partner Courtney Koger on the Committee, who serves as the State Chair for Missouri. Dwyer also currently serves as the President of the Virgin Islands Bar Association.
Dwyer’s practice focuses on appellate proceedings in state and federal courts nationwide, in addition to commercial trial litigation primarily in state and federal courts in Nebraska, Iowa, and the Virgin Islands. Dwyer was recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year” for appellate practice in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Before entering private practice, Dwyer served for several years as the senior law clerk to Justice Maria M. Cabret of the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands.