Our Texas appellate attorneys understand and appreciate the value of commitment. It means being able to handle successfully any type of appeal, in any Texas appellate court.

We enjoy the diversity of the issues that are involved in appellate law; and that gives us the opportunity to succeed in any type of appeal. For that reason, ScottHulse appellate lawyers believe that they can match and exceed the work done by any of the top appellate law firms in the State of Texas.

ScottHulse lawyers regularly represent clients in appellate courts. Sometimes that work involves defending a favorable judgment that was obtained on behalf of a client after a trial. Other times, that work involves representing a client in an appellate court to seek a reversal of a trial court judgment. But regardless of the case, ScottHulse has the experience and resources to prosecute a successful appeal. We have done so on many occasions. Our appellate lawyers have experience in many aspects of civil appeals. And those appeals have been handled throughout the State of Texas, including the Texas Supreme Court in Austin, the Eighth Court of Appeals in El Paso, and the Thirteenth Court of Appeals in Corpus Christi.

Key areas of experience and representation provided by our appellate lawyers include:

  • Post-judgment motions
  • Appeals involving final judgments
  • Interlocutory appeals
  • Original proceedings, including mandamus petitions filed with the courts of appeals
  • Temporary injunction appeals
  • Civil rights appeals involving cases filed under 42 U.S.C. § 1983

We also understand the value of commitment in the context of litigation in the federal courts. We have experience in handling federal appeals, including appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (New Orleans, LA) and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (Denver, CO). Our federal appeals attorneys have the resources to obtain results in federal appeals; and we have done so on behalf of other clients.


Representative Matters

Our recent experience in appeals includes:

  • Convincing the Texas Supreme Court to grant a mandamus petition on behalf of a ScottHulse client whose right to have a dispute decided in arbitration was improperly denied by a trial court.
  • The defense of a lost profits counterclaim that was asserted against a ScottHulse client. The claim against the ScottHulse client was in the amount of $447,000. After the appeal was decided by the El Paso Court of Appeals, the recovery against the ScottHulse client amounted to $0.
  • The defense of a school district in an appeal that was decided by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. After the appeal, the plaintiff’s recovery against the ScottHulse client amounted to $0.
Reported Cases

Recent decisions from appellate courts involving Scott Hulse appellate lawyers include:

In re Polymerica, LLC, 296 S.W.3d 74 (Tex. 2009). Obtained a win for a client in a case decided by the Texas Supreme Court.

Vicari v. Ysleta Indep. Sch. Dist., 291 Fed. Appx. 614 (5th Cir. 2008). Prevailed for a school district in an appeal that was decided by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Yazdchi v. American Honda Fin. Corp., 217 Fed. Appx. 299 (5th Cir. 2007). Prevailed in a federal appeal that was decided by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Thomas v. Guffey, 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 4401 (10th Cir. 2010). Appellate victory for a client in a civil rights appeal that was decided by the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Bergholtz v. Southwestern Yellow Pages, Inc., 324 S.W.3d 195 (Tex. App.–El Paso 2010). Favorable appellate decision in an appeal in commercial litigation case in favor of ScottHulse client.

City of El Paso v. High Ridge Constr., 442 S.W.3d 660 (Tex. App.–El Paso 2015). Favorable appellate decision in a case involving issues of governmental immunity.

In re Estate of Hemsley, 460 S.W.3d 629 (Tex. App.–El Paso 2015). Obtained a win for a client in a probate court appeal involving issues of testamentary capacity involving a celebrity.

Target Logistics, Inc. v. Office of the Attorney General of Tex., 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 5612 (Tex. App.–El Paso 2015). Obtained an appellate victory in a constitutional appeal involving due process issues relating to a default judgment.


“Sometimes the last chance to ensure that the law is followed and that justice is done in a client’s case is through an appeal to a higher court. Appellate courts can uphold a hard-fought trial victory, or correct a wrong committed in the trial court.”

Henry Paoli
Chair - Appellate Law

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