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Doug Pritchett represents clients in both state and federal civil courts of appeals in commercial and personal disputes.  He also works in the state and federal trial courts on issues that are subject to interlocutory appellate relief or extraordinary relief such as by writ of mandamus.  At trial, he works to preserve error, prepare the jury charge, and draft and argue post verdict and post judgment motions.  Before entering private practice, Doug clerked for Justices Raul Gonzalez and Alberto Gonzales on the Supreme Court of Texas.  Doug is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


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  1. Appeals: 60%
    16 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Commercial: 10%
  4. Construction & Development: 10%



Hourly ($250-300/hour)

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    Doug is a highly experienced, attentive lawyer who has the education, experience, and knowledge to help you properly analyze any legal issue and present a winning argument. He also has the intelligence to counsel you when the law may not be on your side and his judgment is sound. He's the first person I call when I want to know the law on an issue outside my usual practice.


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Johnson, Trent, West & Taylor, L.L.P.

919 Milam St Ste 1700
Houston, TX, 77002-5378


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199810/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified - Civil Appellate LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerJohnson, Trent, West & Taylor2012 - Present
Of CounselBeck, Redden & Secrest, LLP2007 - 2012
AssociateVinson & Elkins1999 - 2006
Briefing AttorneyThe Supreme Court Of Texas1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal CircuitMember2013 - Present
Houston Bar Association: Appellate SectionMember1999 - Present
Texas Bar Association: Appellate Practice SectionMember1999 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
The Appellate LawyerWhat Archimedes and Galileo Can Tell Us About the Legacy of In re Prudential2006
The Appellate AdvocateTexas Courts of Appeals Update - Substantive2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1998
University of Notre DameHistoryBA1990
Texas Christian UniversityRanch ManagementCertificateN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Spring CLE ConferenceAppellate Timetables and Other Important Issues for Paralegals Handling Appeals2007
In house CLEThe "Ins" and "Outs" of Interlocutory Appeals and State Court Mandamus Proceedings2004