Litigation that rises to the level of appeal requires a very specific legal skill set. Porter Hedges appellate attorneys focus specifically on this type of litigation, enhancing the client's ability to obtain the desired result. They are aggressive advocates well versed in the procedures of both state and federal appellate courts, and skilled in researching the controlling laws, preparing briefs, and presenting oral argument.

Our appellate lawyers have served as lead counsel for clients in appeals from final judgments and, where allowed, interlocutory orders, and requests and grants of extraordinary relief. They also regularly work with our trial teams, providing assistance at trial to ensure that error is preserved in the event of a subsequent appeal.

We have handled hundreds of appellate matters across numerous disciplines and appellate venues, such as The U.S. Supreme Court, the Texas Supreme Court, and various U.S. circuit courts of appeals. We have argued cases of first impression, represented clients in mandamus proceedings, defended summary judgments, and even defeated claims of sovereign immunity. We are also frequently retained to assist clients with preparing dispositive motions, jury charges, and post-verdict and post-judgment motions.

Among the many legal issues with which our appellate lawyers have represented clients are:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial
  • Labor and employment
  • Personal injury
  • Products liability
  • Professional liability
  • Toxic tort
  • Intellectual property

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  • BHP Billiton in $45M+ Oil Deed Suit
  • Anti-SLAPP Appellate Victory for Houston Better Business Bureau
  • Texas Supreme Court Agrees with the IADC and Reverses and Renders Judgment Against Pharmaceutical Manufacturer in Suit Challenging the Learned Intermediary Doctrine in Centocor, Inc. v. Hamilton
  • Ryder Scott Company Before the Fifth Circuit in a Suit Alleging Fraud and Negligent Representation
  • Amicus Brief Filed on Behalf of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) in the Supreme Court of Texas in Centocor, Inc. v. Hamilton