Appellate Law –(Appeals from trial courts including mandamus; motion for new trial; appeal briefs; oral arguments; state and federal jurisdictions)
During the litigation process, rulings from judges may result in determination of a lawsuit prior to reaching a jury. In addition, certain rulings before and during a trial can change the outcome of a case. A trial may only be the first step in seeing a case to conclusion.
When a principle of law or a ruling adverse to a party occurs, it may be necessary to request the area appeals court to decide the matter. An appeal and/or mandamus process can involve the highest court in Texas, possibly the U.S. Federal Circuit Appeals Courts, and – in rare occasions, the U.S. Supreme Court. Deciding when to appeal a particular ruling involves numerous factors. Best & Spruill has the experience to know when to take the next step, and has successfully argued before state and Federal Courts of Appeal.