110 North College, Tyler Texas
Phone: 903-597-8311

Appellate

OUR APPROACH

To ensure that our clients achieve the most effective results at all stages of litigation, our appellate attorneys do not limit their practice to the appellate courts. In addition to full appellate court representation, our appellate attorneys routinely handle legal issues at the trial court level and are highly skilled at summary judgment practice, motions to dismiss, challenges to expert witness testimony, motions to transfer venue, removal and remand from federal court, discovery disputes and jury charge preparation. To achieve success, we believe that appellate lawyers must have more than a firm grasp of the substantive law and procedural rules. They must possess the analytical and writing skills necessary to persuade courts to accept their clients’ positions. Our experienced attorneys have this knowledge and skill and will custom tailor our involvement to match the precise needs of clients and referring attorneys.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our philosophy is to consistently achieve the results that our clients expect through effective, resourceful, efficient, and responsive representation. We practice law with the highest integrity, professionalism, and a firm commitment to excellence. Within this framework, we strive to offer cost-effective, innovative, comprehensive, and practical advice and solutions.

OUR SERVICES

The range of our services includes preparing and responding to post-verdict motions, advice regarding the chances of success on appeal, analyzing and researching appellate issues, authoring appellate briefs, and presenting oral argument. When our firm is trial counsel or our appellate attorneys have been retained to assist other trial counsel, our services include motions for summary judgment, challenges to expert witness testimony, discovery disputes, other motion practice and preparing and objecting to the trial court’s jury charge.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

As a result of our experience in complex issues, both plaintiffs and defendants have called on our firm to represent them in a wide variety of appellate matters in the state and federal appellate courts. Examples of the types of litigation our appellate attorneys have been involved in include:

Business and Commercial Litigation

  • Antitrust
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Actions
  • Civil Conspiracy
  • Contracts
  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Fraud
  • Intellectual Property
  • Liability of Directors and Officers
  • Non-Competition Agreements
  • Real Estate
  • RICO
  • Tax
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Usury

Labor and Employment Litigation

  • Title VII
  • Employee Benefit Plans
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • State Civil Rights Acts
  • Workers’ Compensation Retaliation

Insurance and Personal Injury Litigation

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Liability of Attorneys, Accountants and Engineers
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Products Liability
  • Oilfield and Industrial Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Defamation
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Tortious Interference with Business
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents

Constitutional Law and Municipal Liability

  • First Amendment
  • False Arrest
  • Illegal Search
  • Excessive Use of Force
  • Due Process
  • Equal Protection
  • Statutory Construction
  • Judicial Immunity
  • Prosecutorial Immunity
  • Legislative Immunity
  • Qualified Immunity
  • Tort Claims Act