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Texas Appellate Law Attorney

State and federal appellate courts are often the last chance for clients to ultimately prevail on their case. Whether you are looking to overturn a trial court's judgment or uphold one, your choice of experienced appellate counsel should be a vital decision in your appellate process. Over the years, clients and other attorneys have trusted Griffith, Jay & Michel, LLP to provide effective appellate counsel.

Expertise and Knowledge

The firm's appellate practice is led by Texas appellate lawyer Thomas M. Michel, who has more than 20 years of appellate experience and is board certified in civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. For the years 2005 - 2022, he has been selected for inclusion in the list of Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service published in Texas Monthly. Mr. Michel has been rated a preeminent lawyer meaning highest ethical standards by Martindale Hubbell. The firm handles appellate cases on referral from other attorneys and clients. Every client receives a professional as well as personal approach to their case.

Scope of Practice

The firm's appellate lawyers have appealed and argued cases successfully in the Texas Supreme Court and in most of the Courts of Appeals across Texas, as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeals. The firm has also filed proceedings in the United States Supreme Court.

When making a recommendation on how to proceed, the firm will review the history of the case and explore available strategies and options.

The firm's appellate lawyers also have active trial practices which gives them practical courtroom experience. The firm assists clients with:

  • Appeals to the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.
  • Writs of Mandamus and Prohibition: In some instances a trial court judge might make a ruling that requires immediate action or defense in the appellate court.
  • Pretrial Motions: the firm offers guidance to trial lawyer at the early stages of litigation.
  • Jury Charge Preparation.
  • Motions for new trial and other Post-Trial Motions: After jury returns a verdict, the firm assists with the preparation of new trial motions and other post-trial motions as well as presenting these motions before the judge.
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