Hunter Bruton, a former U.S. Supreme Court clerk, focuses on appellate advocacy and motions practice. Prior to joining Jones Day in 2020, Hunter served as a law clerk at the United States Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He also served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General at the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), where he briefed and argued an appeal in the Ninth Circuit, assisted with numerous cases before the Supreme Court at the certiorari and merits stages, and advised the Solicitor General regarding appeals in the lower federal courts.
- Duke University (J.D. 2016; Valedictorian; Order of the Coif; Note Editor, Duke Law Journal; Moot Court Board; Mordecai Scholar); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A. with highest distinction in Religious Studies and Political Science 2008; Morehead-Cain Scholar)
- District of Columbia, North Carolina, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Ninth Circuits, and U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- Bristow Fellow, Office of the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice (2018-2019)
- Law Clerk to: Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., U.S. Supreme Court (2019-2020); Judge Ellen S. Huvelle and Judge Thomas F. Hogan, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia (2017-2018); and Judge Allyson K. Duncan, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit (2016-2017)