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Texas Practitioner's Guide to Civil Appeals

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Robert Dubose


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This title highlights practical and strategic concerns unique to the appellate process in Texas courts (Standards and techniques of advocacy, arguments, interaction with opposing counsel and judges.)
***A collaborative effort of 12 experienced appellate advocates, all members of Alexander Dubose, Jefferson & Townsend LLP, a firm comprised of only appellate counsel.
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  • Availability: Available
  • Brand: Texas Lawyer
  • Product Type: Books
  • Edition: 1
  • ISBN: 978-1-62881-094-3
  • Pub#/SKU#: TXAPP16
  • Pub Date: 03/28/2016

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  • Robert Dubose
Robert Dubose is a partner in the Houston office of Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend LLP. He handles appeals with an emphasis on commercial and contract disputes, insurance coverage, and corporate governance issues. He also works with trial lawyers on legal strategy before and during trial, frequently arguing the jury charge and preserving arguments for appeal.

Robert authored the book, Legal Writing for the Rewired Brain: Persuading Readers in a Paperless World (ALM 2010). He is a co-author of the Texas chapter of the American Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Compendium (2012). From 1998 to 2010 Robert taught courses at the University of Houston Law Center, including Appellate Advocacy and Insurance Appeals. He frequently writes and speaks about appellate advocacy.

Robert graduated magna cum laude from Rice University and cum laude Harvard Law School. He is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Appellate Law. He is past-chair of the Appellate Section of the Houston Bar Association. He has been listed since 2010 in The Best Lawyers in America. 


Chapter authors include: 

Douglas W. Alexander (Texas Supreme Court chapters)

LaDawn Conway (Interlocutory Appeals, The Record )

Kevin Dubose (Preserving Issues for Appeal, Appellate Ethics)

Robert Dubose (Court of Appeals Briefs, Building an Appellate

Practice).

Charles Frazier (Staying Execution and Superseding the Judgment,

Appellate Motions)

Wallace B. Jefferson (Preface)

Jennifer Josephson (Standards of Review and Scope of Review,

Appellate Technology)

Dana Livingston (Petitions for Writ of Mandamus)

Melanie Plowman (The Record )

Roger D. Townsend (Reversible Error, Oral Argument)

Susan Vance (Wrapping Up an Appeal)

Amy Warr (Appealability and Notice of Appeal, Filing Procedures)



Chapter 1: Preserving Issues for Appeal ………………. 1
Chapter 2: Standards of Review and Scope of Review ……. 29
Chapter 3: Reversible Error ……………………………………. 87
Chapter 4: Appealability and Notice of Appeal ………….. 99
Chapter 5: Interlocutory Appeals ……………………………. 113
Chapter 6: Petitions for Writ of Mandamus …………………145
Chapter 7: The Record ……………………………………………195
Chapter 8: Staying Execution and Superseding the Judgment …………….. 221
Chapter 9: Appellate Motions ………………………………….. 257
Chapter 10: Court of Appeals Briefs …………………………… 279
Chapter 11: Oral Argument …………………………………………. 353
Chapter 12: Briefs of Amicus Curiae ……………………………….373
Chapter 13: Wrapping Up an Appeal: Disposition, Rehearing and Mandate ……………..397
Chapter 14: Texas Supreme Court: Petition for Review, Response and Reply ………….. 429
Chapter 15: Texas Supreme Court: Briefs on the Merits and Oral Argument ……….. 483
Chapter 16: Filing Procedures …………………………………………………… 497
Chapter 17: Appellate Ethics …………………………………………….. 511
Chapter 18: Appellate ………………………………………………………. 527
Chapter 19: Building an Appellate Practice ……………………………….. 543
Table of Cases ……………………………………………………………………. 555
Table of Other Authorities …………………………………………………. 581
Index ……………………………………………………………………..000