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Gregory Don Sherwood

Gregory Don Sherwood

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About Me

I was the first Texas attorney to become board certified in both civil appellate law and criminal appellate law.  I was one of only 16 attorneys who passed the Criminal Appellate Law certification exam when it was administered by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for the first time in October 2011.  The next year, I passed the Civil Appellate Law certification exam.


I have worked on numerous civil and criminal appeals and post-conviction writs in Texas, and I have argued cases at the state courts of appeals in Austin, San Antonio, Amarillo, Houston [1st Dist.] and Corpus Christi (sitting in Austin), as well as at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans and before two federal district judges in Corpus Christi.


Whether I am court-appointed or retained by the client, I use my best efforts to explain the client's appellate options and obtain a favorable result.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Appellate: 100%



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Pro Bono (10%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Niles Stefan Illich

    Knowledgeable and well respected appeals attorney.


    Niles Illich Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert Werner von Dohlen

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Robert von Dohlen Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

P.O. Box 200613
Austin, TX, 78720



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199008/25/2015
CAResigned 199908/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Board Certified - Civil Appellate LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2012
Board Certified - Criminal Appellate LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Board Certified Appellate Law AttorneyLaw Office of Gregory Sherwood2003 - Present
Appeals Deputy ClerkWilliamson County District Clerk's Office2000 - 2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
College of the State Bar of TexasN/A2005 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Appellate SectionN/A2003 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
United States v. Elashyiconviction reversed and vacated because of government's breach of prior plea agreement
Stock v. Stateconviction vacated for lack of speedy trial
Pierce v. Stateconviction reversed and acquittal rendered

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of TexasDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1990

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Austin Bench Bar 2013"Alibis" - Common Mistakes Made in Criminal Trials2013