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Chad M. Ruback

Chad M. Ruback

Practice areas:

Appeals

About Me

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.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Appeals: 100%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Check

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Contact Info

Chad Ruback, Appellate Lawyer

8117 Preston Road Suite 300
Dallas, TX, 75225

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199705/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
named one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas"D Magazine2014
included in "Texas Super Lawers" listThomson Reuters2014
"AV" ratingMartindale-Hubbell2014
5 star ratingLawyers.com2014
included in "The Best Lawyers in America" bookWoodward-White, Inc.2014
Most Outstanding DirectorDallas Association of Young Lawyers2001

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
appellate attorneyThe Ruback Law Firm2005 - Present
appellate attorneyGodwin Gruber, L.L.P.2001 - 2005
appellate attorneyMcCauley, Macdonald, Devin & Huddleston, P.C.1998 - 2001
appellate briefing attorneyThe Fort Worth Court of Appeals1997 - 1998

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
William "Mac" Taylor Inn of CourtMaster2012 - Present
Dallas Association of Young LawyersPresident2006 - 2006
Dallas Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2005 - 2006
Dallas Association of Young LawyersBoard of Directors2001 - 2007
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers judiciary committeeChairman2000 - 2001

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Brighton v. Kosswon a unanimous reversal by Texas Supreme Court
Payne v. J. Baker Corp.won a unanimous reversal by Fort Worth Court of Appeals
Beesley v. Hydrocarbon Separation, Inc.won a unanimous reversal by Dallas Court of Appeals

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Texas LawbookFive Fifth Circuit Judges Offer Pointers on Appellate Advocacy2014
The Texas LawbookNathan Hecht's 25 Year Record in Texas Supreme Court2013
The Appellate AdvocatePreparing to Cut the Umbilical Cord2011
Dallas Business JournalMeet the Judicial Candidates2006
Texas LawyerHigh Court Halts Double-Dipping Recovery Claims2005
The Dicta Preservation of Error: It’s More Than Shouting “Objection!”2003

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of TexasN/ABachelor of Business Administration1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
University of Tulsa School of Law classpost-trial and appellate procedure2014
North Dallas Bar Association meetingstate bar ethics rules2014
Dallas Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Section meetingstate bar ethics rules2014
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers seminarstate bar ethics rules2014
Texas A&M School of Law seminarstate bar ethics rules2013
State Bar of Texas continuing legal education seminarstate bar ethics rules2013
State Bar of Texas African-American Lawyers Section annual meetingbuilding a brand ethically2013
State Bar of Texas Appellate Section seminarethics of appellate fee arrangements2012
Dallas Hispanic Bar Association seminarlaw firm finances2012
State Bar of Texas Appellate Section seminarintroducing clients to the appellate process2011
Workers Comp Publications seminarpreservation of error for appeal2009
Dallas Bar Association Tort & Insurance Practice Section meetingpreservation of error for appeal2009
Dallas Bar Association Business Litigation Section meetingpreservation of error for appeal2009
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers seminaran introduction to appellate law2009
Texas Wesleyan Law School seminarnetworking practicum2008
Plano Bar Association general membership meetingpreservation of error for appeal2008
Frisco Bar Association general membership meetingpreservation of error for appeal2008
SMU Law School seminarjudicial clerkships2007
Dallas Bar Association Trial Skills Section meetingpreservation of error for appeal2007
Collin County Bar Association general membership meetingpreservation of error for appeal2007
Collin County Bar association appellate section meetingeducating trial counsel on preservation of error2007