My favorite type of appeal is what most would call a trainwreck. If you've watched... more
My favorite type of appeal is what most would call a trainwreck. If you've watched Pulp Fiction, you may remember Winston Wolf, Harvey Keitel's character. That's my job. I walk in when a trial court judgment has gone way off track and try to mop up the mess. My representation of landowners who are having their land taken by entities with the power of eminent domain (and that's not just gove... 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
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
Brad M. LaMorgese is an experienced, respected Family Law attorney, and is known as... more
Brad M. LaMorgese is an experienced, respected Family Law attorney, and is known as a passionate advocate for his clients who provides the ability to analyze and balance competing interests in every matter he handles. As a Family Law trial lawyer with a long track record in complicated, sophisticated cases, Brad handles all types of family litigation matters including divorce; complex prop... view profile
ABOUT ME: BOARD CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW I was board certified in family law in 1998. At... more
ABOUT ME: BOARD CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW I was board certified in family law in 1998. At the time of the exam, only 48 attorneys in the state of Texas were eligible to sit for the certification test. Of those 48, only 24 passed. This is a very difficult exam to pass and it mandates that the individual have a superior working knowledge of family law. PERSONAL LIFE I practice in Dallas,... 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.
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
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.