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In the high-stakes world of appellate litigation, Thompson & Knight's appellate attorneys offer depth, experience, and knowledge. Several of our appellate partners are Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, are former judicial law clerks, and have served on a law review while in law school.

We are proud that Thompson & Knight received a top national ranking for Appellate Law in the 2018 edition of "Best Law Firms," the preeminent listing of the nation's top legal practices from U.S. News - Best Lawyers®.

With appellate attorneys in Dallas, Houston, and Austin, Thompson & Knight's appellate attorneys handle appeals throughout Texas, across the Southwest, and around the country. We regularly appear in the Texas Supreme Court, all 14 Texas courts of appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as in other state and federal courts. Additionally, we actively participate at the trial court level, preparing strategic motions, drafting jury charges, and structuring cases for appeal or emergency relief.

Collectively, we have handled appeals in the following areas of law, among others:

  • Antitrust
  • Aviation
  • Business disputes
  • Constitutional issues
  • Governmental liability
  • Insurance coverage
  • Intellectual property
  • Labor and employment
  • Oil, gas, and energy
  • Personal injury
  • Products liability
  • Tax
  • Toxic torts
  • Trade regulation
  • Usury

Besides being dedicated to providing the highest quality appellate services, our attorneys are also passionate about appellate law. That is why, for example, our appellate attorneys frequently speak and write, both locally and nationally, on effective legal writing, persuasive oral argument, and other appellate-related topics.