Eugene R. Fidell

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A native of New York, Eugene R. Fidell graduated in 1965 from Queens College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and in 1968 from Harvard Law School. His practice areas include federal administrative law and appeals and military justice, a field in which he frequently serves as a commentator for national and foreign news media. He is the Senior Research Scholar in Law and Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and President Emeritus of the National Institute of Military Justice.

Honors/Awards: 
  • Alan Barth Service Award, ACLU of the National Capital Area, 1993
  • Judicial Award for Public Service, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1997
Professional Memberships: 
  • American Law Institute, Life Member
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • National Institute of Military Justice, President
  • Phi Epsilon Pi
Classes/Seminars Taught: 
  • Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School
  • Senior Research Scholar in Law, Yale Law School
  • Adjunct Professor, Washington College of Law
  • Visiting Lecturer, Harvard Law School
Published Works: 
  • Eugene R. Fidell, Guide to the Rules of Practice and Procedure for the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (13th ed. 2009).
  • Eugene R. Fidell, A Modest Proposal, The National Law Journal (2008).
  • Eugene R. Fidell, et al. Military Justice: Cases and Materials (Lexis Nexis 2007).
  • Eugene R. Fidell (Co-Editor), Evolving Military Justice (Naval Inst. Press 2002).
  • Eugene R. Fidell, A Surprising Year, Legal Times (2004).
  • Eugene R. Fidell (Editor), Military Commission Instructions Sourcebooks, Vols. 1-2 (2003-04).
  • Eugene R. Fidell (Editor), Annotated Guide: Procedures for Trials by Military Commissions of Certain Non-United States Citizens in the War Against Terrorism (LexisNexis 2002.)
Representative Cases: 
  • Miller v. Dep’t. of the Navy, 476 F.3d 936 (D.C. Cir. 2007).
  • Piersall v. Winter, 435 F.3d (D.C. Cir. 2006).
  • Brooks v. United States, 65 Fed Cl. 135 (2005).
  • Quinton v. United States, 64 Fed. Cl. 118 (2005).
  • United States v. Beyer, NMCM 200201128 (N.M.C.C.A. 2005).
  • Barnes v. United States, 57 Fed. Cl. 204 (2003).
  • Cummings v. Dep't of the Navy, 279 F. 3d 1051 (D.C. Cir. 2002).
  • Frizelle v. Slater, 111 F. 3d 172 (D.C. Cir. 1997).
  • Doninger Metal Prods. Corp. v. U.S. Postal Serv., 41 Fed. Contr. Rep. (BNA) 210 (D.D.C. 1984).
  • Detweiler v. Pena, 38 F. 3d 591 (D.C. Cir. 1994).
  • Krzeminski v. United States, 13 Cl. Ct. 430 (1987).
  • LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, L.L.P. v. Abraham, 347 F.3d 315 (D.C. Cir. 2003).
  • Mondy v. Sec'y of the Army, 845 F. 2d 1051 (D.C. Cir. 1988).
  • Nolan v. United States, 44 Fed. Cl. 49 (1999).
  • Pellegrin & Levine v. Antoine, 961 F.2d 277 (D.C. Cir. 1992).
  • Robinson v. Dalton, 45 F.Supp. 2d 1 (D.D.C. 1998).
  • Rolader v. United States, 42 Fed. Cl. 782 (1999).
  • Sherwood v. Washington Post, 871 F.2d 1144 (D.C. Cir. 1989).
  • Sills v. Bureau of Prisons, 761 F.2d 792 (D.C. Cir. 1985).
  • Wagner v. United States, 365 F.3d 1358 (Fed. Cir. 2004).
  • Wilkinson v. Wilkinson, 785 F. Supp. 1037 (D.D.C. 1992).
  • Wilkinson v. Wilkinson, 986 F.2d 546 (D.C. Cir. 1992).
Place of Birth: 
  • New York, New York