Category: Texas Appellate Strategy

Trial preparation can be overwhelming. When ramping up to present a case factually, taking the time to address legal issues that may crop up on appeal is tough. But the cost of handling those issues improperly can be high, as the foundation for a successful appeal is often laid long before the case is briefed or argued in the appellate courts.

The Texas Appellate Strategy blog is a practical companion to the Texas Appellate Law Podcast, also presented by Butler Snow. While the podcast demystifies appellate law and pulls back the curtain on the appellate system generally, this blog—written primarily by podcast co-host and Appellate and Written Advocacy team member D. Todd Smith—focuses on helping trial lawyers avoid appellate pitfalls from the earliest stages of litigation.