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Chad M. Ruback

Appeals Attorney at Dallas, TX

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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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Licensed for 25 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1997
Updated 10/23/2022

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Chad Ruback, Appellate Lawyer
8117 Preston Road Suite 300
Dallas, TX, 75225

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Posted by Catherine | June 29, 2014
Best Appellate Attorney
I highly recommend Chad Ruback, he is an exceptional appellate attorney. Chad is extremely knowledgeable, experienced, professional, straight-forward and kind. He explained the appeal process very well and always made himself available for questions. I am very grateful for the great job he did representing me. I truly believe I couldn't have been in better hands. Needless to say, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CHAD RUBACK, Thank you for winning my appeal, you're awesome!
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2007
Highly Recommend For Trial Support and Appeals
In addition to having a thorough understanding of trial and appellate procedure, Chad understands the appellate process and how the courts operate. He has very good judgment regarding these matters and provides valuable insight and advice to his lawyer-clients and corporate clients. Chad takes great pride in his work and in his reputation as an appellate and trial-support specialist, and will put in whatever time and effort is necessary to position a case for the best chance of success possible. Trial lawyers who entrust their trial support and appellate matters to Chad should sleep better at night knowing that Chad is focusing his talents and energies on their case.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • appellate attorney
  • The Ruback Law Firm
  • 2005 - Present
  • appellate attorney
  • Godwin Gruber, L.L.P.
  • 2001 - 2005
  • appellate attorney
  • McCauley, Macdonald, Devin & Huddleston, P.C.
  • 1998 - 2001
  • appellate briefing attorney
  • The Fort Worth Court of Appeals
  • 1997 - 1998
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Education

  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Texas
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • Brighton v. Koss
  • won 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

Associations

  • William "Mac" Taylor Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 2012 - Present
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • President
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers judiciary committee
  • Chairman
  • 2000 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • named one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas"
  • D Magazine
  • 2014
  • included in "Texas Super Lawers" list
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2014
  • "AV" rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • 5 star rating
  • Lawyers.com
  • 2014
  • included in "The Best Lawyers in America" book
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2014
  • Most Outstanding Director
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • 2001
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Publications

  • Dallas Business Journal
  • Meet the Judicial Candidates
  • 2006
  • The Dicta
  • Preservation of Error: It’s More Than Shouting “Objection!”
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • University of Tulsa School of Law class
  • post-trial and appellate procedure
  • 2014
  • North Dallas Bar Association meeting
  • state bar ethics rules
  • 2014
  • Dallas Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Section meeting
  • state bar ethics rules
  • 2014
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers seminar
  • state bar ethics rules
  • 2014
  • Texas A&M School of Law seminar
  • state bar ethics rules
  • 2013
  • State Bar of Texas continuing legal education seminar
  • state bar ethics rules
  • 2013
  • State Bar of Texas African-American Lawyers Section annual meeting
  • building a brand ethically
  • 2013
  • State Bar of Texas Appellate Section seminar
  • ethics of appellate fee arrangements
  • 2012
  • Dallas Hispanic Bar Association seminar
  • law firm finances
  • 2012
  • State Bar of Texas Appellate Section seminar
  • introducing clients to the appellate process
  • 2011
  • Workers Comp Publications seminar
  • preservation of error for appeal
  • 2009
  • Dallas Bar Association Tort & Insurance Practice Section meeting
  • preservation of error for appeal
  • 2009
  • Dallas Bar Association Business Litigation Section meeting
  • preservation of error for appeal
  • 2009
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers seminar
  • an introduction to appellate law
  • 2009
  • Texas Wesleyan Law School seminar
  • networking practicum
  • 2008
  • Plano Bar Association general membership meeting
  • preservation of error for appeal
  • 2008
  • Frisco Bar Association general membership meeting
  • preservation of error for appeal
  • 2008
  • SMU Law School seminar
  • judicial clerkships
  • 2007
  • Dallas Bar Association Trial Skills Section meeting
  • preservation of error for appeal
  • 2007
  • Collin County Bar Association general membership meeting
  • preservation of error for appeal
  • 2007
  • Collin County Bar association appellate section meeting
  • educating trial counsel on preservation of error
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (14)
Appeals Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chad is a fantastic attorney. He is professional, dedicated, and brilliant. He is truly one of the best and brightest in the field. I highly recommend Chad."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chad is every trial lawyer's best friend. He is the go to for all of your appellate needs."
Appeals Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chad is a friendly and knowledgable appellate attorney. Will refer clients to him in a heartbeat."
Appeals Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chad is extremely knowledgeable and often a go-to source for any questions that arise regarding appellate procedures and law. I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chad and I were on opposite sides of the table for a motion for new trial. Chad did an excellent job and has a superb courtroom delivery."
Appeals Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chad is an excellent appellate attorney. Not only is he knowledgeable about the appellate process, but he is tremendous to work with. He is a consummate professional and I would refer any of my clients to him if they need an appeal."
Appeals Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Creative, dedicated and intelligent. Chad is an excellent appellate attorney."
Appeals Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have known Chad for around 15 years, and in that time he has always impressed me with his work product and ethic, and his team spirit. He is a highly qualified appellate attorney in the Dallas community."
Appeals Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have found Chad to be thorough and insightful in his representation. He is honest and approachable which encourages discourse with his clients and creates a line of communication that helps insure a positive outcome for his clients."
Appeals Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Chad for a number of years and have worked with him on numerous occasions. When it comes to appellate law and the issues related to appealing any type of case, he has demonstrated the ability to quickly analyze the pertinent case facts and issues, but also the procedural and technical experience and knowledge necessary to efficiently work through the appellate court system to achieve the best result possible for clients."
Appeals Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of consulting with Chad on a few cases of mine that were appealed. Chad obviously possesses a superlative grasp of appellate law, and his familiarity with the appeals process lends peace of mind to any litigant who has to either defend or appeal a judgment. I recommend him without hesitation."
Appeals Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Chad for many years and he handled an appeal matter for a family member. Chad is always professional and his knowledge of the appellate process is exceptional. I would recommend Chad to anyone who has an appellate need."
Appeals Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I retained Chad's services on a large premises liability case to handle my legal issues and briefs. Chad did a great job and I intend to use his services in the future."
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Dallas Appeals Lawyer Chad M. Ruback
Chad M. Ruback
Appeals Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 25 years