Appeals law

“It aint over till it’s over.”
—Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra

For all his grammatical imprecision, the Hall of Fame player/manager had it right. In that neither the jury’s verdict nor the trial court’s judgment thereon is the last word, our firm's appellate practice section stands ready to provide vigorous representation in the post-trial and appellate phases, in state and federal appellate courts, in cases tried by the firm and in cases tried by other firms.

Headed by Vaughan Waters—board certified in civil appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and selected by his peers as among “San Antonio’s Best Lawyers” (Scene in SA magazine) in appellate law every year from 2008 through 2013—the appellate section offers its expertise not only in drafting appellate briefs and in oral argument before the appellate courts, but in trial court error preservation; drafting and submission of the court charge; motions for judgment non obstante veredicto and motions for new trial; and summary judgment practice. Make use of our appellate experience— because, as Mr. Berra likewise observed, “if you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll wind up somewhere else.”

Contact Vaughan Waters at vwaters@thorntonfirm.com

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