‘You would be hard pressed to find anyone more highly regarded than’ appellate partner Jeffrey Oldham, a peer says.

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Jeff Oldham is an experienced appellate attorney who has presented oral argument in the U.S. Supreme Court, Texas Supreme Court, federal appellate courts nationwide, and state courts of appeals throughout Texas. A former U.S. Supreme Court clerk, Jeff is a board-certified appellate specialist who has handled high-stakes appeals in a wide variety of subject matter areas, with a particular emphasis on energy and complex commercial litigation. He also regularly works with trial counsel to formulate pretrial and trial strategy, write dispositive motions, prepare jury charges, preserve error at trial, and handle post-trial proceedings.

Jeff has experience at the highest levels of state and federal government. He previously served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist of the U.S. Supreme Court and to Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He also worked as Counsel to the U.S. Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice. Most recently, following a decade of appellate practice at Bracewell, Jeff served for more than three years as General Counsel in the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas, advising the Governor and his staff on a wide variety of issues and managing all litigation involving the Governor’s office, including a substantial number of appeals. Jeff returned to Bracewell in 2021.

Among his various honors, Jeff was named a Law360 Appellate MVP in 2015. He has been a frequent speaker and writer about appellate issues and is a Fellow in the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society.