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Appellate

When challenging or defending the outcome of litigation, experienced and knowledgeable appellate counsel is essential. Our attorneys have the experience, knowledge and practical insight needed for the appeal process.  We are dedicated to providing quality appellate services in both federal and state courts of appeals.

We have appeared in various appellate courts throughout the State of Texas and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  We offer experience in a wide array of legal issues including in areas such as business and commercial disputes, health care, labor and employment, premises liability, and professional liability. 

We not only represent clients in final judgment appeals but we also team with trial counsel (both inside and outside of the firm) at any juncture in the litigation.  Such services range from representation in interlocutory appeals and original proceedings, as well as providing dispositive motions, trial briefs, jury charges, post-trial motions and other related support to better position client’s cases for appeal. 

Representative Appeals:

Business & Commercial:
  • McKinney Ave. Props. No. 2, Ltd. v. Branch Bank & Trust Co., No. 05-14-00206-CV, 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 5763 (Tex. App.—Dallas June 5, 2015, no pet.)
  • Ritchie v. Rupe, 443 S.W.3d 856 (Tex. 2014)
  • Kareem v. Am. Home Mortg. Servicing, Inc., No. 11-10701, 479 Fed. App’x 619 (5th Cir. June 26, 2012)
  • Schlotte v. Option One Mortg. Corp., No. 09-11-00208-CV, 2012 Tex. App. LEXIS 4289 (Tex. App.—Beaumont May 31, 2012, pet. denied)
  • Krames v. Life Ins. Co. of the Southwest, 638 F.3d 489 (5th Cir. Tex. 2011)
  • Allied Capital Partners, LP v. Proceed Tech. Res., Inc., 313 S.W.3d 460 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2010, no pet.)
  • Price v. Schroeder et al., No. 03-07-00364-CV, 2010 Tex. App. LEXIS 3888 (Tex. App.―Austin May 20, 2010, no. pet.)

ERISA:
  • LifeCare Management Services, LLC v. Insurance Management Administrators, Inc., 703 F.3d 835 (5th Cir. 2013)

Health Care:
  • Bain v. Capital Senior Living Corp., No.  05-14-00255-CV, 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 6704 (Tex. App.—Dallas June 30, 2015, pet. filed) 
  • Phillips v. SACHEM, Inc., No. 03-13-00346-CV, 2014 Tex. App. LEXIS 13925 (Tex. App.—Austin Dec. 31, 2014, no pet.)
  • Heat Shrink Innovations, LLC v. Med. Extrusion Technologies-Tex., Inc., No. 02-12-00512-CV, 2014 Tex. App. LEXIS 11494 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth Oct. 16, 2014, pet. denied)
  • Randall v. Nash, No. 12-40532, 505 Fed. App’x 372 (5th Cir. Jan. 4, 2013)
  • Nottingham v. Richardson, No. 11-11027, 499 Fed. App’x 368 (5th Cir. Dec. 4, 2012) motion denied 134 S. Ct. 369 (Oct. 7, 2013)
  • Martinez v. Coronado Nursing Center, LP, No. 11-10-00088-CV, 2012 Tex. App. LEXIS 1836 (Tex. App.—Eastland Mar. 8, 2012, no pet.)
  • Harris v. Patel, No. 06-11-00031-CV, 2011 Tex. App. LEXIS 7647 (Tex. App.—Texarkana Sept. 22, 2011, no pet.)
  • Rich v. Mulupuri, 205 S.W.3d 1 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2006, pet. denied)

Insurance Coverage:
  • Bituminous Casualty Corp. v. Travelers Indemnity Co., No. 13-10537, 564 Fed. App’x 132 (5th Cir. April 22, 2014)
  • CSA Nutraceuticals GP, L.L.C. et al. v. Chubb Custom Insurance Co., No. 12-10317, 505 Fed. App’x 298 (5th Cir. Jan. 2, 2013)

Labor & Employment:
  • Johnson v. Heckmann Water Resources (CVR), Inc.; Complete Vacuum and Rental, L.L.P., 758 F.3d 627 (5th Cir. 2014)
  • Reliant Hosp. Partners, LLC v. Cornerstone Healthcare Group Holdings, Inc., 374 S.W.3d 488 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2012, pet. denied)
  • Kretchmer v. Eveden, Inc., No. 09-10556, 374 Fed. App’x 493 (5th Cir. Mar. 12, 2010)
  • Grubb v. Southwest Airlines, No. 07-11027, 269 Fed. App’x 383 (5th Cir. Oct. 10, 2008), cert. denied, 2009 U.S. LEXIS 2914 (Apr. 20, 2000)

Premises Liability:
  • Mulcahy v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 02-10-00074-CV, 2010 Tex. App. LEXIS 9955 (Tex. App. — Fort Worth Dec. 16, 2010, no pet.)

Procedural:
  • Furtek & Assocs., L.L.C. v. Maxus Healthcare Partners, LLC, No. 02-15-00309-CV, 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 4192 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth April 21, 2016, no pet.)
  • Nautic Mgmt. VI, L.P. v. Cornerstone Healthcare Group Holding, Inc., No. 05-13-00859-CV, 2014 Tex. App. LEXIS 6622 (Tex. App.—Dallas June 18, 2014, pet. granted)
  • In re Reliant Hosp. Partners, LLC, No. 05-11-01218-CV, 2011 Tex. App. LEXIS 8057 (Tex. App.—Dallas Oct. 10, 2011, orig. proceeding)
  • In re First Mercury Insurance Company, 437 S.W.3d 34 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 2014, orig. proceeding)
  • In re Arcababa, No. 10-13-00097-CV, 2013 Tex. App. LEXIS 13571 (Tex. App.—Waco Oct. 31, 2013, orig. proceeding)
  • Katz v. Winston & Cashett, No. 05-10-01535-CV, 2011 Tex. App. LEXIS 6142 (Tex. App.—Dallas Aug. 5, 2011, no pet.)
  • Ascendant Anesthesia PLLC v. Abazi, 348 S.W.3d 454 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2011, no pet.)
  • Nagle v. Oppedisano, No. 05-05-01246-CV, 2006 Tex. App. LEXIS 7168 (Tex. App.—Dallas Aug. 15, 2006, no pet.)

Professional Malpractice:
  • Hall, et al. v. Phenix Investigations, Inc., et al., No. 15-10533, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 5786 (5th Cir. Mar. 29, 2016)
  • Dickson v. BNSF Ry. Co., No. 05-14-01575-CV, 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 11546 (Tex. App.—Dallas Nov. 6, 2015, no pet.)
  • Virginia Oak Venture, LLC v. Fought, 448 S.W.3d 179 (Tex. App. — Texarkana 2014, no pet.)
  • Avdeef v. Rockline Indus., No. 13-10512, 554 Fed. App’x 269 (5th Cir. Tex. Feb. 7, 2014)
  • Parsons v. Baron, No. 02-09-00380-CV, 2011 Tex. App. LEXIS 6398 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth Aug. 11, 2011, no pet.)
  • Lewis v. AIG Life Ins. Co., No. 10-20307, 423 Fed. App’x 394 (5th Cir. Apr. 21, 2011)