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A jury’s verdict, or the ruling of a trial judge, does not always mark the end of a dispute. The appeal process — making sure the law and the evidence support the ultimate outcome of the case — is often a critical step in protecting the client’s right to a correct judgment.

Experienced appellate advocates have been part of the Strasburger team since long before appellate law became a recognized practice area. Founder Hobert Price was ahead of his time in focusing his practice on appellate work. The tradition he established was carried on by Royal Brin, now one of the deans of the Texas appellate bar. The current members of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group follow in those pioneers’ footsteps, bringing a wide range and depth of experience to the solution of our clients’ appellate problems.

Members of Strasburger’s Appellate Practice Group assist clients in a variety of ways, including handling appeals in cases conducted by each of the firm’s litigation practice areas, taking over or assisting with appeals in cases conducted by other firms at the trial court level, assisting the firm’s litigators with discovery issues, dispositive motions, jury instructions, and post-trial motions, consulting on trial court cases or appeals being handled by other firms, acting as legal adviser to multi-firm joint defense groups monitoring trials and appeals, preparing “friend of the court” briefs in important cases, helping with post-trial mediation, and other settlement activities.

Our attorneys are comfortable with whatever role best suits the client’s needs, ranging from brief consultation with trial counsel to working as part of a multi-firm team of lawyers to independent pursuit of a complete appeal.

The firm’s practice area leaders are available to answer any questions about Strasburger’s capabilities. To learn more about this practice area, please contact Michael Jung.

EXPERIENCE

Strasburger appellate lawyers have participated in about 200 appellate cases over the last decade, in several different federal courts and virtually every state appellate court in Texas and involving a wide range of subject matter.

Matters recently handled by Strasburger’s appellate attorneys include the following:

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When Is Summary Judgment Evidence “On File”?

Written by Tate Hemingson on April 9, 2018

In Lance v. Robinson, No. 16-0323, 2018 Tex. LEXIS 246 (Mar. 23, 2018), the Texas Supreme Court confirmed that when deciding a summary judgment motion, a court may consider evidence not attached to the motion as long as the evidence is on file with the trial court at the time of the hearing. Lance involved Read More…


Attorney-Client Privilege Extends to Patent Agents

Written by Judith R. Blakeway on March 26, 2018

In a recent opinion, the Texas Supreme Court resolved a question of interest to patent attorneys—is there a privilege for communications between a patent agent and his client?  In re Silver, No. 16-0682, 2018 Tex. LEXIS 171 (Tex. Feb. 23, 2018). An inventor sued Tabletop Media, which sells tablets designed to allow customers at restaurants Read More…


Texas Supreme Court: Error to Exclude Video Without Viewing

Written by Kelly Leonard on March 12, 2018

“If, as it is often said, a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth exponentially more. Images have tremendous power to persuade, both in showing the truth and distorting it.” Diamond Offshore Serv. Ltd. v. Williams, No. 16-0434, 2018 Tex. LEXIS 186, (Tex. Mar. 2, 2018). For these reasons, litigants routinely seek Read More…


When is a Post-Judgment Order Final and Appealable?

Written by Robert M. O'Boyle on February 26, 2018

The Texas Supreme Court addressed when – following appeal and remand – an order or judgment of the trial court is “final” for purposes of appellate court jurisdiction in McFadin, III v. Broadway Coffeehouse, No. 16-0560, 2018 LEXIS 99 (Tex. Feb. 2, 2018). Coffeehouse sued various parties, including McFadin, for a declaration as to ownership Read More…


What to Do When the Trial Court Won’t Rule

Written by Tate Hemingson on February 12, 2018

Sometimes it seems like the trial court is taking forever to rule on a pending motion. Most of the time, the best option – apart from friendly check-ins with the court clerk – is to wait patiently. But what if the lack of a ruling begins to prejudice your client and your ability to try Read More…


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A jury’s verdict, or the ruling of a trial judge, does not always mark the end of a dispute. The appeal process — making sure the law and the evidence support the ultimate outcome of the case — is often a critical step in protecting the client’s right to a correct judgment.

Experienced appellate advocates have been part of the Strasburger team since long before appellate law became a recognized practice area. Founder Hobert Price was ahead of his time in focusing his practice on appellate work. The tradition he established was carried on by Royal Brin, now one of the deans of the Texas appellate bar. The current members of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group follow in those pioneers’ footsteps, bringing a wide range and depth of experience to the solution of our clients’ appellate problems.

Members of Strasburger’s Appellate Practice Group assist clients in a variety of ways, including handling appeals in cases conducted by each of the firm’s litigation practice areas, taking over or assisting with appeals in cases conducted by other firms at the trial court level, assisting the firm’s litigators with discovery issues, dispositive motions, jury instructions, and post-trial motions, consulting on trial court cases or appeals being handled by other firms, acting as legal adviser to multi-firm joint defense groups monitoring trials and appeals, preparing “friend of the court” briefs in important cases, helping with post-trial mediation, and other settlement activities.

Our attorneys are comfortable with whatever role best suits the client’s needs, ranging from brief consultation with trial counsel to working as part of a multi-firm team of lawyers to independent pursuit of a complete appeal.

The firm’s practice area leaders are available to answer any questions about Strasburger’s capabilities. To learn more about this practice area, please contact Michael Jung.

EXPERIENCE

Strasburger appellate lawyers have participated in about 200 appellate cases over the last decade, in several different federal courts and virtually every state appellate court in Texas and involving a wide range of subject matter.

Matters recently handled by Strasburger’s appellate attorneys include the following:

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