Appellate

Appellate

Led by Randy Roach, board-certified in civil appeals by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, our attorneys effectively advocate our client's positions to federal and state appellate courts of all levels.  Our attorneys also bring their appellate expertise to bear on pre-trial and trial proceedings in cases where an appeal is anticipated.  Our active amicus practice helps protect our clients' broader industry interests when those interests are implicated by other cases and supports our clients' pending appeals by recruiting amicus support. 

Key facts and evidence are presented before and during the trial process. To ensure these elements are preserved and presented on appeal, our dedicated team of experienced attorneys focuses on each stage of the trial. Our appellate practice services include:

Trial Strategy and Pre-trial assistance: Even before a case is filed, Roach & Newton can provide valuable strategic assistance. Once litigation has begun, our attorneys' appellate experience can support trial counsel's efforts by drafting dispositive motions, preserving arguments for appeal, and preparing jury charges.

Mandamus: In some cases, pre-judgment trial court rulings may be challenged immediately.  Our attorneys are skilled in evaluating the feasibility of such challenges and preparing the petition for writ of mandamus.

Post-Verdict Motions: Roach & Newton can help ensure persuasive arguments are presented in post-verdict motions. Our attorneys have successfully had verdicts set aside, obtained new trials, or received a reduction of the amount of damages in a judgment through post-verdict motion practice.

Supersedeas Bonds:  Our attorneys are prepared to advocate for the reduction or waiver of the supersedeas bond requirement where appropriate.

Appeals: Roach & Newton's team is experienced in every aspect of the appellate advocacy process, including preparing briefs and giving oral arguments. We are also experienced is coordinating with larger teams, including additional appellate and/or trial counsel to achieve the best possible result for our clients. 

Consulting: In other cases, we provide consulting services to appellate counsel during an already pending appeal. These services include oral argument preparation assistance, evaluation of mandamus prospects, and identification of issues for rehearing, for example.  

Substantive Areas of In-Depth Knowledge:  Roach & Newton has significant experience in cases involving fraud, punitive damages, defamation, construction disputes, and indemnity.  Additional information can be found under the Litigation tab of this website.

For a list of selected appellate representations, please see the left menu.