An appeal is someone crying “foul” — a party to a lawsuit believes a trial judge made a mistake and we need a ruling from a higher legal body. We have had the privilege of handling a wide variety of appeals and enjoyed great success as an appellate lawyer, even being named as Texas Lawyer’s Appellate Lawyer of the Week. Whether you have an appellate issue on a case you need to refer, or believe a matter is complex enough that it requires appellate counsel, contact us for a free consultation. Referrals are welcome, and we are willing to consider a variety of alternative fee arrangements to ensure you obtain the appellate representation you need.
Our clients are well served knowing that we have the knowledge and experience to ensure they obtain legally appropriate judicial orders and judgments.
These are examples of prior appeals that have resulted in positive outcomes for our clients:
Gregan v. Kelly, 355 S.W.3d 223 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2011, no pet.)
This appeal followed on the heels of a jury trial. Josh represented Jackie Gregan, an attorney in Houston that was sued by a prior employee, Todd Kelly. Kelly claimed Jackie had had breached his employment contract and breached a fiduciary Jackie allegedly owed him. The trial judge agreed with Kelly and ruled that Jackie did owe a fiduciary duty. That ruling was a mistake. The jury ruled in Jackie’s favor on every single claim with the exception of Kelly’s fiduciary duty claim. The jury awarded Kelly over $270,000.00 in damages.
Knowing that the trial judge had committed error, Josh immediately appealed, seeking to overturn the mistaken ruling. Following significant briefing, oral arguments were conducted and the matter was presented to the First Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals ruled in Jackie’s favor, throwing out the verdict and issuing a take nothing judgment. The case was the subject of a Texas Lawyer article highlighting the responding appellate win.
Engh v. Reardon, 01-09-00017-CV, 2010 WL 4484022 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] Nov. 10, 2010, no pet.)
Hawkins v. Herrera, 296 S.W.3d 366 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2009, no pet.)
Jordan v. Apache Corp., 332 Fed. Appx. 992, 993 (5th Cir. 2009)
Livingston v. Montgomery, 279 S.W.3d 868 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2009, no pet.)
Rittger v. Danos, 332 S.W.3d 550 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2009, no pet.)