Brief Writing for Appeals and Trials

Roach Newton proudly claims a team of brief writers second to none. Five Roach Newton attorneys have many years of experience teaching advanced appellate brief writing to law students at either the University of Texas school of law or the University of Houston law center.

For 30 years, Randy Roach has taught appellate brief writing to law students, and he has presented over a dozen CLE programs to practicing lawyers on how to write effective briefs for appellate courts and trial judges. Randy also authored a frequently referenced program on writing Respondent’s briefs to the Texas Supreme Court. Before starting his legal practice, Randy had won writing competitions in high school, college, and law school. In law school, Randy won two Best Brief awards and wrote on the Texas Law Review. Prior to law school, Randy was a writer for a US Senate Select Committee and for the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court.

Roach Newton is frequently asked to write appellate briefs and trial briefs on key legal rulings. In some high dollar cases with a Client represented by a team of different law firms, Roach Newton has also been asked to integrate all the proposed edits from the various firms into a consolidated draft for final edits by lead counsel.