Litigation and Appeals

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Palacios, Garza & Thompson is dedicated and focused on appellate practice in both state and federal courts in Texas. Our appellate experience and reputation is unparalleled.

Our law firm’s Texas appeals lawyers represent clients in complex civil and criminal appellate cases. Palacios, Garza & Thompson’s clients seek our appellate legal counsel for cases, as we handle cases from South Texas.

Civil Appeals Attorneys for Texas State and Federal Courts

The high level of experience and dedication of Palacios, Garza & Thompson Texas attorneys is part of our law firm culture. Apart from our level of appellate experience we have a wealth of knowledge regarding the rules of procedure at the federal and state appellate courts. Our attorneys are always updated on newly passed legislation as well as amendments to existing laws. This means that we have the know how to come up with practical ideas on how to win a given appeal.

Don’t hesitate to hire a Texas Criminal Appellate Law Firm

Our Texas appeal lawyers also handle federal and state court criminal appeals. Crimes charged by the government can be appealed against after a conviction or sentencing has been made. A federal appeal can be filed right after the trial. We represent clients on appeals for felony and misdemeanor appeals in Texas. Upon conviction in a circuit court, the defendant has the right to file an appeal in the Circuit Court of Appeal. Palacios, Garza & Thompson handles appeals in each Circuit Court of Appeal. Our Texas appeals lawyers handle post-conviction relief and habeas corpus and Texas Federal Appeals.

The purpose of an appeal in Texas is to review decisions of the trial court or lower tribunal to determine if legal error has occurred. Legal error is harmful if it affects the outcome of the case. Appeals are not trials and are not intended to give a litigant a second opportunity to re-argue the facts of his or her case. The appellate court does not serve as a second jury. Texas appellate courts will review motions for summary judgment, jury trials, bench trials, and appeals of all final and non-final orders for lower court error.

Our firm works to deliver results in the Texas state courts. We demand high quality work and brief writing as we deliver our appellate cases on time and with no surprises. Clients are informed along every step of the way.

Texas Post-Conviction and Habeas Corpus Petitions

Our attorneys have extensive experience at every step of a criminal defense case including federal criminal appeals and post-trial motions. From pretrial motions, to trial, to appeals, to the post-conviction phases of a case, our firm handles each case with attention and focus. Contact us if you need an attorney experienced in post-conviction, appellate, or habeas corpus matters such as rule 2254 or 2255. We often file motions under Motions for Ineffective Counsel.