Gray Reed & McGraw's appellate practice both defends victories and seeks relief for clients in appellate courts across Texas and the United States. We have represented clients before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal appellate circuit courts, the Supreme Court of Texas, state appellate courts, as well as federal and state agencies.
Our lawyers have been successful in appellate proceedings involving a wide variety of matters, including business disputes, personal injury claims, oil and gas litigation, and construction litigation. These matters often involve complex factual issues as well as emerging or unsettled law.
Our work often begins before an appeal is even required. We regularly consult with clients and trial counsel to help shape trial strategies, examine and pursue mandamus options, and preserve important issues for appeal. We also assist with key pre- and post-trial motions that set the stage for appeal. Specifically, our lawyers are experienced in preparing and responding to post-verdict motions; reviewing the trial record; analyzing and researching legal issues; preparing jury charges and participating in jury charge conferences; preparing appellate briefs; preparing briefs for writs of mandamus; and presenting oral arguments.
We excel at teaming with trial lawyers - both at our firm and other firms - so that our clients benefit from both the in-depth knowledge of their trial lawyers and the fresh perspective and expertise of appellate counsel.