The trial lawyers at Stokley PLLC pride themselves in handling their own appeals. Our appellate philosophy is that nobody is more familiar with the trial record, the nuances of the case, and specific issues on appeal, than the lawyers who lived and breathed the case through trial. We do, however, recognize that many appellate practitioners have institutional knowledge with certain appellate panelists. As such, we often bring in former clerks or other practitioners who have experience with the specific justices on the appeal panel to make sure Stokley PLLC’s lawyers make not only the best arguments, but also those that will resonate with the ultimate decision maker.
Over the years, this approach has served our clients well. We have briefed, argued, and won appeals as both appellant and appellee in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Texas Supreme Court, and various Texas appellate courts across the state including Dallas, Houston, and Corpus Christi. Additionally, James Crewse served as a law clerk to the Honorable Justice John Sharp Anderson of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas.