Experienced Civil Appeals Attorney

Appeals are always complex matters. The outcome of a trial can hinge on many elements and sometimes the trial court may make an error. When you are dissatisfied with the outcome of a case, an appeal may be an option. Choosing the right appellate attorney is important, because there are subtle factors that can make all the difference.

You Want An Experienced Attorney For Your Appeal

Trial court judges in Texas are granted a great deal of discretion. However, they are human and prone to error just like everybody else. Even if there is strong evidence that there was an error or errors at trial, you must demonstrate that to a court of appeals in a compelling manner to win. And there is the question of cost.

Our attorney at The Law Office of Carrie T. Schilling is experienced with appellate law and arguing cases in front of an appeals court and can help you determine the right course of action after a trial. We have experience with civil appeals involving:

  • Administrative issues and rulemaking
  • Family law and divorce issues
  • Commercial and business law
  • Child custody disputes
  • Medical malpractice

What An Appeal Does

With an appeal, you are asking a reviewing court to correct an error committed by the trial court. You do not retry the entire case, in fact, you are only permitted to ask the court to review issues that were raised at trial. There are no witnesses or new evidence permitted with an appeal, so the appellate attorney is restricted to arguments based on the record of the trial. Identifying errors in the record is a complex task.

Adding to this complexity is the requirement that you file your appeal within the limited time permitted after the conclusion of a trial. Ultimately, deciding to appeal a matter is a complex calculation involving a myriad of issues, including the possible legal errors, cost, timeline, and the business or personal relationships involved.

Contact Us

Dealing with an appeal or deciding to appeal a matter is complex. Our lawyer can help explain your options and determine a strategy. Call our Southlake office at 817-997-4787 or use our convenient online contact form to make an appointment.