Clients frequently need skilled and experienced representation before courts of appeal. Therefore, it’s critically important to have attorneys that appreciate the particular challenges that come when a case is pending before an appellate court. Regardless of whether the appeal involves maintaining a hard fought trial court victory, overturning a judgment or any other matter, the McGinnis Lochridge Appellate Practice Group has a long and established history of success in both federal and state court appeals. Appeals present different issues than confronted at trial. Our appellate team, whose ranks include former judicial clerks and briefing attorneys, are uniquely qualified to advise clients with regarding appellate strategies and options. 

The McGinnis Lochridge appellate team brings top-flight scholarship, thoughtful judgment and outstanding advocacy to each appeal. Our attorneys frequently represent clients before all levels of appellate courts, include the United States Supreme Court, the Texas Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and all of the Texas Courts of Appeals.

Our appellate lawyers have successfully prosecuted appeals involving all areas of law including, oil and gas case, commercial litigation, employment law claims, intellectual property, constitutional law claims, tort claims and governmental liability

In some instances, a case moves to an appellate court before a final judgment. These interlocutory appeals arise for various reasons. Most commonly, interlocutory appeals are the result of pre-judgment rulings on discovery issues, anti-SLAPP motions or governmental liability pleas. Interlocutory appeals are a particular area of expertise for McGinnis Lochridge’s appellate team. 

McGinnis Lochridge includes appellate attorneys as an integral members of the firm’s trial team. At the trial level, our appellate specialists prepare motions, briefs, post-verdict matters, proposed orders/judgments and jury charges. This involvement of appellate specialists at the trial court appropriately preserve and frame the legal arguments which assures the greatest likelihood of success on appeal. Recently, McGinnis Lochridge attorneys have played critical roles in a number of appellate matters, concerning topics ranging from water rights and oil and gas to wrongful death and commercial, employment, contract, intellectual property, probate, and family disputes.


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