From the filing of a lawsuit through the decision of the highest court, our appellate team knows how to spot the most important legal issues, how to shape those issues to our client’s advantage in the trial court, and how to effectively articulate those issues on appeal.
The Bell Nunnally appellate team handles state and federal appeals at all levels, including appeals from final judgments, interlocutory appeals and petitions for extraordinary relief. Success at the appellate level often depends on a comprehensive understanding of appellate and trial court procedures. Our attorneys have experience in every aspect of litigation, from the initial decision to file a suit to post-judgment collection, and many of our team members have served as judicial clerks. Our experience in the trial court equips us to construct concise and persuasive briefs and arguments on appeal, either to expose error by a lower court when a client has suffered an adverse ruling or to protect a result when it vindicates a client’s interests.
Our decades of experience cover a wide variety of industries, procedural contexts and substantive legal issues. Our team has won precedent-setting decisions at every level, including a notable decision in the Texas Supreme Court that set aside 18 years of precedent misconstruing the Covenants Not to Compete Act.
Trial Court Strategy
Understanding the impact that trial strategies and decisions can have on an appeal, our appellate attorneys assist trial teams at the pre-trial, trial and post-trial stages of litigation. We frequently handle the jury charge and preservation of error during trial, as well as post-trial motions afterward.