APPEALS

On appeal, a client’s success depends almost entirely on the ability of the attorney to draft a clear, concise, and persuasive brief.

For this reason, the process of appealing a trial court’s decision requires an attorney who can digest and analyze complex issues, and explain them and their client’s positions with a clear and concise argument. Our firm prides itself on these abilities, with proven success representing clients before both Texas and Federal Courts of Appeal. Moreover, the procedural rules and deadlines that govern appellate practice are significantly different from those that govern practice in trial courts. Many appeals are dismissed because attorneys familiar with trial practice were unaware of these special rules and procedures. Because of the extensive experience that Russell has in both prosecuting and defending appeals, he understands the intricate and sometimes complex procedures involved in representing clients before the Courts of Appeal.

The most common types of state and federal appeals are:

  • Appeals of civil judgments
  • Appeals of interlocutory orders by trial courts
  • Writ practice
  • Motion practice before courts of appeal
  • Practice before federal and state courts of appeal

A defendant should not squander the opportunity to appeal a lower court’s decision with unskilled and ineffectual legal representation- the stakes are too high. You will not find an attorney with more successful results, better credentials, or a deeper commitment to pursuing justice for people who need help in state and federal appeal courts.