In state and federal courts across the United States, Vinson & Elkins' Appellate lawyers have an enviable track record of success representing appellants and appellees, plaintiffs and defendants, amici, and intervenors in high-stakes litigation. Our lawyers appear everywhere our clients need us to be. The Appellate team includes former clerks for the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Texas, as well as various federal district courts and state courts of appeals.
A Full-Service Practice
Partnering with trial lawyers, our Appellate lawyers handle direct appeals of trial court and intermediate appellate judgments, and appeals of administrative actions. We bring broad experience to such critical activities as petitioning for writs of mandamus or other emergency relief from trial court action, preserving error at trial, preparing and objecting to jury charges, and preparing and presenting post-verdict motions. Our Appellate lawyers also provide legal and strategic counseling to clients on a range of constitutional, statutory, and regulatory issues outside the context of, or in anticipation of, litigation.
National Presence in Appellate Law
V&E has extensive appellate experience in the Supreme Court of the United States and United States Courts of Appeals. Our practice is particularly strong before the Fifth, Ninth, Tenth, and D.C. Circuits. We also have deep experience in the Supreme Court of Texas, the intermediate Texas appellate courts, and trial courts throughout the state. Our national presence extends to other state appellate courts, including significant representations in the Supreme Court of Louisiana and the Supreme Court of Oklahoma, as well as state and federal trial courts throughout the country.