Jeff Nobles

Jeff Nobles

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Jeff Nobles is a Board Certified appellate attorney handling civil appellate litigation in state and federal courts throughout Texas and the United States. He has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants, appellants and appellees, in a wide variety of complex commercial cases representing parties in catastrophic personal injury and product litigation.

Nobles' successful practice has been based on repeat business from clients and referring lawyers who know they can trust his advice and integrity. He has a documented, winning record handling tough appeals against other leading appellate lawyers in all types of cases, including business disputes, personal injury lawsuits, media defense, probate matters, family law, political controversies, and bankruptcy matters, among many others.

Areas of Practice

  • Appeals

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1991-Present

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law
    • J.D. - 1986
  • Princeton University
    • A.B. - 1980
    • Major: History
  • Union Theological Seminary
    • Master of Divinity Program - 1981
    • Honors: North American Ministerial Fellow

Published Works

  • Comment: Texas trial judges see healthy system, San Antonio Express-News, November, 2007
  • Efficient & Effective Legal Research, South Texas College of Law, December, 2001
  • Post-Verdict Preservation of Error, South Texas College of Law, December, 1998
  • The Jury Charge, South Texas College of Law, December, 1997

Classes/Seminars

  • Ten Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Texas Civil Appeals, HBA Friday Seminar
  • Efficient & Effective Legal Research, South Texas College of Law
  • Panel Member, Oral Argument, South Texas College of Law
  • Moderator, Masters of Oral Argument, HBA Appellate Bench-Bar Conference
  • Judicial Recusal, SBOT Advanced Appellate Practice Course
  • Post-Verdict Preservation of Error, South Texas College of Law
  • The Jury Charge, South Texas College of Law
  • Moderator, What's New at the Court of Appeals?, Bar Association Appellate Bench-Bar
  • Motions for Summary Judgment, State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Course
  • Preservation of Error, Texas Trial Lawyers' Association Products Seminar
  • Jury Charge Update, State Bar of Texas Litigation Section, Litigation Update Seminar

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Texas, 2003 - 2016
  • North American Ministerial Fellow, Master of Divinity Program, Union Theological Seminary, New York City, 1980 - 1981
  • Top Lawyers in Houston, Houstonia Magazine
  • Rated 10.0 (Superb) by Avvo.com
  • AV Preeminent Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section, Chair, 1999 - 2000
  • Houston Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section, Chair-Elect, 1998 - 1999
  • Houston Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section, Vice-Chair, 1997 - 1998
  • Houston Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section, Treasurer, 1996 - 1997
  • Houston Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section, Council Member, 1994 - 1996
  • Houston Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section, Council Member, 2001 - 2002
  • Houston Bar Association, Appellate Section, Appellate Court Delay Reduction Committee, Chair, 2000 - 2001
  • State Bar, Appellate Practice & Advocacy Section, Associate Editor, The Appellate Advocate, 1990 - 1993
  • Houston Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Member, 1990 - 1994
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, Membership Committee, Vice-Chair, 1992 - 1993
  • Texas Young Lawyers, Editorial Committee, Member, 1986 - 1993

Past Employment Positions

  • First Court of Appeals, Houston, Senior Staff Attorney, 1989 - 1990
  • Honorable Bud Warren, First Court of Appeals, Houston, Briefing Attorney, 1986 - 1987

Pro Bono Activities

  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Houston Bar Association, Appellate Pro Bono Committee, Chair, 1995 - 1996
  • Gulf Coast Legal Foundation, Director, 1994 - 1997
  • Covenant Church of Houston, Council Chair, 2015
  • State Bar of Texas, Appellate Section, Pro Bono Committee, Member, 1995 - 1996
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Houston Bar Foundation, Fellow