Ken Tableman has taken and defended appeals in state and federal courts. He has litigated issues in criminal cases including sentencing, search and seizure, sufficiency of the evidence, arrest, confessions, ineffective assistance of counsel, infringements of constitutional rights under the Due Process Clause, and the right to trial by jury. He has represented criminal defendants on appeal in all types of cases, including healthcare fraud, computer crimes, immigration crimes, conspiracy, and in drug-distribution cases involving marijuana, methamphetamine, prescription drugs, cocaine, and heroin.
Ken Tableman has argued many cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, Ohio. Most recently, he represented the defendant in United States v. Cooper et al, in which the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the constitutionality of career-offender sentencing practices. He has also argued cases in the Michigan Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, Illinois.
Ken Tableman has secured orders from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals vacating sentences and remanding cases for resentencing. See United States v. Aleo, 681 F.3d 290 (6th Cir. 2012); United States v. Censke, 449 Fed. Appx. 456 (6th Cir. 2011); United States v. Collier, 493 F.3d 731 (6th Cir. 2007).
He has expertise in appeals involving restitution. He succeeded in reducing a restitution award from more than $800,000 to less than $20,000. United States v. Martin T. Williams, 612 F.3d 500 (6th Cir. 2010), on remand, United States v. Williams, No. 1:02-cr-22, United States District Court, N.D. Ohio (2011).
Ken Tableman has obtained favorable results from the United States Supreme Court in three cases where the Court granted petitions for certiorari, vacated judgments, and remanded the cases for further proceedings.