Bracewell’s appellate practice and lawyers are recognized nationally by publications such as Chambers & Partners USA (Warren W. Harris, 2006-2017) and The Legal 500 United States (Warren W. Harris, 2014-2017; Jeffrey L. Oldham, 2014, 2016-2017). The group is headed by one of Texas’ most experienced appellate lawyers, and includes a former law clerk on the U.S. Supreme Court and former law clerks on other federal and state appellate courts. Our lawyers have briefed and presented oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of Texas, federal courts of appeals nationwide, and state appellate courts throughout Texas. Bracewell’s appellate team has a wealth of experience in high-stakes commercial cases and in a wide variety of subject-matter areas, including energy, environmental, insurance, and intellectual property.
Clients rely on Bracewell’s appellate lawyers to analyze legal issues rigorously and creatively, write briefs that are sophisticated yet readable, and efficiently use the limited time at oral argument to persuade judges on the most critical points. We are frequently sought to handle appellate work from clients represented in the trial courts by other firms. We also regularly join a client’s legal team early in order to shape strategy and preserve error with a view towards success on appeal.