Our lawyers have a great deal of trial experience. Howard Close, Tom Wright, and Randy Owens are experienced trial lawyers, and each is board certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Tod Phillips, Patrick McAndrew, Kathleen Rose and Marie Jamison have handled serious and complex cases for many years. In addition, the firm is routinely retained by other lawyers and firms to assist them with pre-trial matters.
Attention to the appeal must start in the trial court, preferably before the trial begins. While the trial lawyer focuses on winning the jury verdict, the appellate lawyer has an eye towards the appeal. Our appellate lawyers can help trial lawyers remain focused by taking responsibility for matters including pre-trial motions, petitions for mandamus relief, research on special evidence problems, and the critical work on the court’s charge to the jury. We do all of this, in addition to consulting with or handling the post-verdict motions and the appeal itself. Jessica Barger, Brad Snead, Mike Choyke, Russ Hollenbeck, and Tom Wright are all Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and Wanda Fowler brings 14 years of appellate judicial experience to each case.