My Review of a Mexican Traffic Stop

As with all vacations, I had mixed feelings that this one was [...]

21 Things That Court of Appeals Justices and Staff Attorneys Want You to Know

I recently attended a continuing legal education seminar co-sponsored by the Dallas [...]

Rules Related to Drafting Texas Appellate Briefs and Motions

There are many rules governing the contents of Texas appellate documents, and [...]

Deadlines in a Texas Appeal

Handling an appeal is deadline-intensive, and missing an appellate deadline can have [...]

Four Newest Dallas Court of Appeals Justices

The Dallas Bar Association’s appellate section recently hosted a panel of the [...]

Dallas-area Judges Agree on Advice for Practice Before Their Courts

The Mac Taylor Inn of Court recently had a lunch meeting in [...]

Appellate Lawyer Chad Ruback interviewed in NBC 5 studio

I was interviewed in the NBC 5 studio about a recent U.S. [...]

Legal commentary on CBS 6 o’clock news

The lead story on the 6 o'clock news featured Dallas County Judge [...]

Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett’s Thoughts on Amicus Briefs

This afternoon, Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett and Austin lawyer Don [...]

Appellate Judges Education Institute seminar in Dallas, TX

The American Bar Association's Judicial Division and Southern Methodist University's Dedman School [...]

Five Judges from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Offer Pointers on Appellate Advocacy

The Dallas Bar Association Business Litigation Section recently hosted an outstanding panel [...]

“The Best Lawyers in America” list

I am honored that my peers have once again voted to include [...]

Interview on KDAF CW Channel 33

As an appellate lawyer, I often have to answer difficult questions. On [...]

Supreme Court Hobby Lobby opinion might only directly impact two companies

After the Dallas Business Journal published an article about the U.S. Supreme [...]

Chad Ruback interviewed live in Fox 4 studio

This morning, I gave a live interview to a Fox 4 news [...]

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Texas Appeals

Whether you are a law student studying Texas appellate procedure or are [...]

Appellate Judges Tell Dallas Lawyers How to Handle an Appeal

The Dallas Bar Association Judiciary Committee recently hosted a panel discussion with [...]

KTVT CBS 11 interview regarding recent appellate opinion

A couple of weeks ago, I was interviewed by a KDFW Fox [...]

KDFW Fox 4 interview regarding constitutional claims

I was interviewed by a KDFW Fox 4 reporter regarding constitutional claims [...]

Dallas Lawyers on Twitter

I have compiled the following list of Dallas-area lawyers on Twitter and [...]

Nathan Hecht Sworn-In as Chief Justice of Texas Supreme Court

Yesterday, Nathan Hecht was sworn-in as chief justice of the Texas Supreme [...]

Chad Ruback to speak about how to ethically market a law practice


Pointers from a Dallas Court of Appeals Justice

Yesterday afternoon, I attended a CLE presented by Dallas Court of Appeals [...]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Offers Tips on Appellate Advocacy

I recently attended a CLE presented by Catharina Haynes, the only federal [...]

Facts in Oral Argument at the Texas Supreme Court

Last week, Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra Lehrmann spoke in Dallas about [...]