Appellate

OVERVIEW

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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Fifth Circuit Addresses Privilege Log Requirements

Written by Robert M. O'Boyle on July 17, 2017

In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. BDO USA, L.L.P.¹, the Fifth Circuit clarified how to use a privilege log to protect privileged documents. The EEOC subpoenaed information in connection with an employment discrimination investigation.  BDO withheld documents, claiming attorney-client privilege, and submitted a privilege log.  The EEOC moved to compel, claiming BDO’s privilege log failed Read More…


COMING SOON: Changes to Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction

Written by Jadd Masso on July 5, 2017

In late May, Governor Abbott signed H.B. 1761, which will effect changes to the Texas Supreme Court’s jurisdiction beginning September 1, 2017. The changes simplify the most common grounds by which the Court may exercise its discretionary jurisdiction and expands the Court’s power to review certain cases that were once final in the courts of Read More…


Texas Supreme Court Announces E-Discovery Guidelines

Written by Judith R. Blakeway on June 19, 2017

Discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) plays an increasingly important—and expensive—role in litigation.  With few opportunities to provide guidance on discovery disputes, the Texas Supreme Court recently seized the chance in In re State Farm Lloyds, Nos. 15-0903, 15-0905, 2017 Tex. LEXIS 482 (Tex. May 26, 2017). Plaintiffs sued State Farm over handling of their Read More…


Forum Selection Clause Covers Extra-Contractual Claims

Written by Kelly Leonard on June 5, 2017

Forum-selection clauses afford an opportunity to contractually preselect the jurisdiction for dispute resolution.  While forum-selection clauses are enforceable, parties often disagree about their scope and whether they can be enforced by non-signatories.  In Pinto Tech. Ventures, L.P. v. Sheldon, 2018 Tex. LEXIS 465, 60 Tex. Sup. Ct. J. 1015 (May 19, 2017), the Texas Supreme Read More…


What the Judge Had for Breakfast May Actually Matter

Written by P. Michael Jung on May 22, 2017

Have you ever told your client that the outcome of the case “may turn on what the judge had for breakfast this morning?”  No doubt you were speaking metaphorically, but it turns out you may have been more literally correct than you might think.  Or, at least, that cases can turn on how long it’s 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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