A unique skill set is required for successful appeals. At trial, a lawyer may spend weeks explaining a case to the judge or a jury.
A successful appellate lawyer, however, must be a persuasive writer and oral advocate.
An effective appellate lawyer must be adept at constructing persuasive legal arguments in a written brief submitted to the court. During oral argument before the court, a successful appellate lawyer also must be able to focus the issues, think on his or her feet, and answer the judges’ questions in a limited amount of time.
We provide a wide range of appellate services, including:
- Briefing significant legal issues in the trial court in preparation for appeal.
- Briefing and arguing emergency mandamus petitions in the courts of appeal.
- Briefing and arguing motions for new trial and other post-trial motions in the trial court.
- Briefing and arguing appeals on the merits.
- Preparing amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs in support of appeals filed by others on important issues.
We are talented legal researchers, writers and appellate lawyers. We have argued appeals in state and federal appellate courts in Texas and across the United States. We are equipped to handle your appeal.
Armstrong v. National Football League; No. ___; (U.S. Sup. Ct.) (petition for writ of certiorari filed on behalf of thirty-one former NFL players and family members appealing the concussion class action settlement).
In re R.C.K.; No. 09-16-00132-CV; 2016 WL 3197585 (Tex. App.—Beaumont, June 9, 2016) (mandamus issued in favor of Sonya Coffman’s client, a doctor, precluding the production of his medical records, pharmacy records, personnel records, and cell phone logs containing patient telephone numbers).
Rowell v. Pettijohn; No. 15-50168 (5th Cir.) (pending) (appeal of the dismissal of a case seeking to declare unconstitutional a Texas statute allowing merchants to offer “discounts” for using cash or debit cards, yet not allowing them to impose “surcharges” for using a credit card—even though the conduct in both cases is the same). Update: petition for writ of certiorari accepted by the United States Supreme Court on September 29, 2016.
Galaria v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company; Nos. 15-3386/15-3387 (6th Cir. September 12, 2016) (dismissal of class action data breach case reversed and remanded in favor of Firm’s clients).
Lone Star National Bank, N.A. v. Heartland Payment Systems, Inc., 729 F.3d 421 (5th Cir. 2013) (dismissal of class action data breach case reversed and remanded in favor of Firm’s clients).
Huckabay v. Moore, 142 F.3d 233 (5th Cir. 1998) (summary judgment affirmed in an employment case against a Texas county holding that Firm’s client could not be held individually liable under Title VII).
Treuil v. Treuil, 311 S.W.3d 114 (Tex. App.—Beaumont 2010, no pet.) (district court’s decision in a property division matter reversed and rendered in favor of Firm’s client).