Appellate

Copeland & Rice attorneys handle appeals and appellate-related matters in Texas and federal courts, including all Texas courts of appeals, the Texas Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.  We have briefed and argued appeals involving oil and gas royalty issues, commercial torts, contract disputes, as well as tax, indemnity and insurance coverage disputes. Our appellate experience is broad. We handle traditional appeals from final judgments, as well as interlocutory appeals and emergency matters such as petitions for writ of mandamus.  We regularly team with litigation counsel to provide appellate-focused service in the trial court, such as drafting and responding to dispositive motions and motions regarding expert testimony, presenting and objecting to jury charges, and filing necessary trial and post-verdict motions to preserve error for appeal.