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Keeping Your Legal Options Open

Appellate courts do not retry cases, nor do they hear new evidence. As a result, it is important to lay the groundwork for a successful appeal during your trial. If the evidence is not there, it cannot be introduced during the appeals process.

Appellate courts review what happened during the trial. Judges can make mistakes, and the appeals court has the final word on what the law is and whether the judge followed proper procedures. The outcome of an appeal may be an affirmation or reversal of the lower court ruling, a damage award set aside or lowered, or even a re-trial with the lower court.

Our experience in appeals runs the depth and breadth of the civil law, including:

We can evaluate the issues for your case to help ensure a trial court judgment has a predictable outcome on appeal. We can handle the case after an appeal and employ the best strategies to attack the result in the lower court or make sure the trial court’s ruling or judgment is affirmed.

Our appellate lawyers have handled cases before the Texas Supreme Court, Texas intermediate appellate courts, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and even the United States Supreme Court, among others.

Whether you are a lawyer seeking advice from a skilled appellate lawyer during a trial or after or a client in need of appellate representation, we are happy to discuss your case.

We Never Rest on Our Laurels

At Deans & Lyons, you will find a team of results-driven professionals willing to go the extra mile for you. When you work with us, you will be treated with the respect, customized counsel, and attentive support you need.

More Reasons to Hire Our Firm
  • Versatile

    As a boutique firm, we provide attentive counsel to every client we work with, but we have big firm resources that allow us to get the results our clients seek.

  • Reputable

    At Deans & Lyons, we don’t back down from a challenge. We have handled bet-the-company cases nationwide, and we have earned a reputation for taking on and winning high exposure cases.

  • Determined

    As highly skilled trial lawyers, we go to battle for our clients. Our aggressive representation and innovative approach to your case makes us a force to be reckoned with, both in and out of the courtroom.

  • Attentive

    No two clients are going through the same exact situation. We provide customized litigation solutions to fit the unique needs and goals of every client we represent.