The maritime accident and personal injury law firm of Stevenson & Murray has a proven record of success in upholding favorable verdicts and challenging defense maneuvering on appeals.
Our experience in obtaining and defending multimillion-dollar verdicts has made it clear that no case is truly complete, and no client’s recovery is completely secure, until further appeals are no longer possible.
Our capable appeals attorneys offer continuity of representation to clients seeking to file an initial claim or lawsuit. The firm also routinely accepts referrals from attorneys and law firms nationwide that recognize the value to their clients of obtaining thoroughly experienced representation in appeals.
Stevenson & Murray has a proven record of success in the appeal process, including the following:
If you are seeking proven appeals attorneys or you need to understand your legal options in protecting your interests in an appeal, please call our Houston offices at (713) 622-3223 today. You may also contact us by email now for prompt attention to your questions or to request a free case evaluation.
For both criminal and civil court cases, you can appeal to a higher court to review the judgment. Your personal injury attorney will present an argument as to why the judgment was incorrect. This may rest on court procedural mistakes, new evidence, or another reason for an unfair judgment.
The appeals process is incredibly complex, and often there are several legal options available to you. Appellate attorneys have specific experience and training to find legal errors and procedural problems that are grounds for an appeal. It’s inadvisable to face an appeals court without strong legal representation to show a compelling argument to the court.
The specifics of the case you’re appealing affect how long an appeal issue takes. The more complex or serious the case, the longer it will take to resolve. The initial response may take anywhere from 30 to 90 days but may take longer if there are extensions. Then, if the matter needs to be resolved through oral argument, a date will be set, likely in several months. From start to finish, the appeals process may take 6 to 14 months.
Whether you are appealing a civil or criminal case, you can request a review of your case from a higher court. The final verdict of county and district courts can be reviewed by the Texas Court of Appeals. For civil cases, the next level of appeal is the Texas Supreme Court. For criminal cases, the next level is the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. After the first trial, your attorney can file a motion for a new trial within 30 days of the judgment. The trial judge must receive it within ten days of filing.
If you lose an appeal, you can determine if you want to appeal with a higher court. There are three levels of appeal in the state of Texas. If these courts issue you an unfavorable judgment, you may be able to proceed to the federal level. A person appealing a case can file a motion for a rehearing, file for a writ of habeas corpus, appeal to the highest court, or try to transfer the case. This delicate process takes the legal knowledge of a skilled attorney to determine your ideal legal options.
This is the highest level of the criminal case appellate process. You can petition the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to review your case. If the court denies the petition, your case is unable to progress in the court system. If your petition is granted, then the Court of Criminal Appeals will review your case. If they come to an unfavorable judgment, you have the right to file with the federal Supreme Court.
It’s essential to find an attorney who has the experience necessary to carefully research and fiercely advocate for your right to appeal. At Stevenson & Murray, Attorneys at Law, we want to help you understand how the appellate process can be of use and overturn unfair judgments. Contact our firm today to talk with our successful appellate attorneys.
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