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LPCH provides experienced appellate advocacy and support in all stages of litigation.

Appellate practice is unique. It requires deep understanding of legal theory, such as why the law develops in certain ways and how precedents build on one another. At the same time, it is highly practical, calling for extensive knowledge about technical points of error preservation, jury instructions, and reviewability. Most importantly, it requires the specialized analytical, writing and speaking skills for persuading the highly sophisticated audience of appellate judges.

Our appellate lawyers have these unique skills, honed with national experience in the federal courts of appeals and statewide in the Texas system.  They also offer the experience, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and individual attention to clients that can only be achieved at a small litigation firm.  And, they “do it themselves,” personally writing much of their work rather than delegating to an impersonal team. 

Many of our attorneys have experience clerking for federal appellate judges, and David Coale has served as Chair of the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section.

Our firm blogs, and, track recent cases and trends in the U.S. Fifth Circuit and the Dallas Court of Appeals and showcase the writing and analysis of our appellate lawyers.

In addition to appeals from final judgment, our appellate lawyers offer skill and experience at all stages of litigation:

  • Analysis of claims, defenses, recoverable damages, and available remedies
  • Identification of legal trends and pending appeals that could impact the case
  • Protections of privileges in discovery and original proceedings on discovery orders
  • Mandamus and interlocutory appeals, especially about arbitrability
  • Prosecution, defense, and appeals of sanctions orders
  • Preparation of critical motions and briefs
  • Oral advocacy of critical motions and briefs
  • Removals and remands
  • Evidentiary motions
  • Trial monitoring, support and participation
  • Jury instructions
  • Post-trial motions