I am Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal... more
I am Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and practice almost exclusively in the area of appellate law, handling civil, criminal, and family law appeals, and habeas corpus applications. I have served on the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas, and of the State Bar College, and have served as Chair of the State Bar's Council of Chairs. I spe... view profile
I have taken the road less traveled and practice law differently. I do not take my... more
I have taken the road less traveled and practice law differently. I do not take my own cases. Rather, for nearly a decade, I have worked with solo practitioners and small firms to help them meet their legal research and writing needs. I also consult with attorneys to help them analyze case facts, ideas, theories, legal strategies, cost-benefit/case valuation considerations, and supplement these... 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.