DT’s appellate lawyers represent clients at every level of state and federal appellate courts and have spent many years clerking in state and federal appellate courts. The years spent as clerks and staff attorneys help DT’s appellate team identify and address dispositive issues that are most persuasive to appellate judges.
DT’s understanding of litigation at both the trial and appellate phases allows it to position each case to both preserve error for success on appeal and use appellate relief to achieve winning trial outcomes.
DT’s appellate attorneys possess foundations in legal research, writing, and oral advocacy. They diligently analyze trial records, identify potential errors or issues, and craft persuasive appellate briefs that effectively articulate their clients’ positions. Strong writing skills allow DT’s appellate team to present compelling legal arguments supported by thorough research and persuasive reasoning aimed at convincing appellate judges to reconsider trial court decisions.
In addition to their brief writing abilities, the firm’s appellate attorneys are skilled oral advocates. They present arguments before appellate courts leveraging their experience and knowledge of the law. Their oral presentations highlight key legal issues and advocate for their clients’ rights and interests.
Peers recognize the expertise of DT’s appellate lawyers as they hold board positions within the Houston Bar Association’s Appellate Section and are regularly asked to write and speak to other lawyers about appellate issues in Texas.