Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Appellate Law,... more
Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Appellate Law, I help people faced with legal problems in state or federal trial courts and courts of appeal. Starting out in my legal career, I served as a prosecutor after graduation from Baylor Law School in 1986. I moved into my own practice a couple of years later working on civil matters and on criminal defense work in... view profile
Former Federal Judge Joe Kendall served on the federal bench in Texas from 1992... more
Former Federal Judge Joe Kendall served on the federal bench in Texas from 1992 until 2002. The first President Bush appointed him to the federal bench in 1992 and in 1999 President Bill Clinton, recognizing his credentials, appointed him to also be a Commissioner on the U.S. Sentencing Commission, the body that writes the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Prior to becoming a Federal Judge ... view profile
Chad Ruback is the youngest appellate lawyer ever to have been named one of "The... more
Chad Ruback is the youngest appellate lawyer ever to have been named one of "The Best Lawyers in Dallas" by D Magazine. His practice is limited his to handling appeals and trial court motions likely to be at issue on appeal.
I am board certifed in both criminal law and criminal appellate law and have 25... more
I am board certifed in both criminal law and criminal appellate law and have 25 years of experience defending those accused. I represent clients in state court throughout Texas and clients in Federal Court throughout the United States. I have been ranked as one of Texas' Super Lawyers by Texas Monthly Magazine and one of Dallas' Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in D Magazine. I am a past B... view profile
If you file a lawsuit and lose the case, you can appeal the decision to the next highest court, which is called the appellate court. Appellate lawyers often specialize in arguing appeals; that is, they specialize in arguing why the decision of the lower court was wrong (or why it was right, for the party that won). Appellate attorneys specialize in appeals because they understand the specific and detailed rules that must be followed. It is possible to lose an appeal on technicalities, even when the law is on your side. If you want to appeal the outcome of the trial court, or if you need to argue against another person's appeal, you should work with an appellate attorney.