While past appellate successes are no guarantee of future outcomes, here are some results that Chad Ruback has obtained for his clients:

Representing a real estate investor in a partnership dispute, Chad convinced the Texas Supreme Court to grant mandamus relief which required the court of appeals to vacate its earlier decision (a decision which had required the trial court to dismiss all of the real estate investor’s claims).

Representing the wife in a family law case, Chad convinced the Texas Supreme Court to reverse the court of appeals order which had dismissed his client’s case.

Representing the seven plaintiffs in a real estate case, Chad convinced the court of appeals to reverse the trial court’s take-nothing judgment against his clients and to grant a new trial.

Representing the defendant in a breach of contract case, Chad convinced the court of appeals to reverse the trial court’s $1.4 million judgment against his client and to grant a new trial.

Representing the defendant in a breach of fiduciary duty case, Chad convinced the court of appeals to reverse the trial court’s judgment against his client and to limit his client’s liability to $10,000.

Representing the intervenors in a wrongful foreclosure case, Chad convinced the court of appeals to reverse the trial court’s judgment against his clients and to render judgment that his clients have no liability.

Representing the executor of an estate in a probate dispute, Chad convinced the court of appeals to reverse the trial court’s judgment awarding damages against the estate and to render a judgment that the estate was not liable for any such damages.

Representing the defendants in a breach of contract case, Chad convinced the court of appeals to reverse the trial court’s judgment awarding damages on a claim and to render a judgment that the plaintiff take-nothing judgment on the claim.

Representing the plaintiff in a business dispute (asserting causes of action for declaratory judgment, common-law fraud, fraudulent misrepresentation, and negligent misrepresentation), Chad convinced the court of appeals to reverse the trial court’s judgment in favor of the defendants.

Representing the defendant in a negligence case, Chad and a colleague convinced the court of appeals to reverse the trial court’s award of damages for physical impairment.

Representing the defendant in a workers’ compensation case, Chad convinced the court of appeals to reverse the trial court’s judgment against his client.

Representing the father in a family law case, Chad convinced the court of appeals that the trial court had no jurisdiction to make a child custody ruling (which had been unfavorable to his client).

Representing the defendant in a personal injury case, Chad and colleagues convinced the court of appeals to reduce the trial court’s judgment from more than $3.9 million to less than $65,000.

Representing a defendant in a wrongful death case, Chad and colleagues convinced the court of appeals to vacate the trial court’s turnover order related to the trial court’s judgment of more than $250 million.

Representing the mother in a family law case, Chad convinced the court of appeals to affirm a trial court’s order terminating a residency restriction and permitting the child to move out of state with the mother.

Representing the defendant in a Deceptive Trade Practices Act case, Chad convinced the court of appeals to affirm the trial court’s take-nothing summary judgment in favor of his client.

Representing the defendants in a real estate case, Chad convinced the court of appeals to affirm the trial court’s take-nothing summary judgment in favor of his clients.

Representing the plaintiff in a breach of contract case, Chad convinced the court of appeals to affirm the trial court’s judgment in favor of his client (after modifying the judgment to reduce it by less than $3,500)

Representing several defendants in a conversion case, Chad convinced the court of appeals to affirm the trial court’s take-nothing judgment in favor of his clients.

Representing the defendants in a suit regarding mineral interests (the plaintiffs alleging causes of action including breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and slander of title), Chad and a colleague convinced the court of appeals to affirm the trial court’s take-nothing summary judgment in favor of his clients.

Representing the defendants in a breach of contract case, Chad and a colleague convinced the court of appeals to affirm the trial court’s take-nothing judgment in favor of his clients.

Representing the plaintiff in a personal injury case, Chad convinced the court of appeals to affirm the trial court’s judgment against a defendant (after modifying the judgment to reduce it to the amount requested by the plaintiff in the trial court).

Representing the defendants in a suit regarding deed restrictions, Chad convinced the court of appeals to affirm the trial court’s award of monetary sanctions against the plaintiff’s counsel for violation of a motion in limine.

Representing a corporate defendant in a breach of contract case, Chad convinced the court of appeals to affirm the trial court’s take-nothing summary judgment as to that defendant.

Representing the defendant in a negligence case, Chad convinced the court of appeals to affirm the trial court’s take-nothing summary judgment in favor of his client.

Representing the defendants in a tortious interference with contractual relations case, Chad convinced the court of appeals to affirm the trial court’s dismissal of the plaintiff’s case for want of jurisdiction.

Representing the defendant in a medical malpractice case, Chad convinced the court of appeals to affirm the trial court’s dismissal of the plaintiff’s claims.

Representing the defendant in a breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty case, Chad convinced the court of appeals to eliminate the trial court’s requirement that the defendant pay the plaintiffs’ attorney fees.

Representing a will contestant, Chad convinced the court of appeals to affirm a trial court’s order rejecting probate of the decedent’s last will and testament.

Representing a property developer, after the trial court judge imposed a restriction which precluded the developer from constructing a road to access the property, Chad convinced the court of appeals to remove that restriction.

Representing an investor, Chad convinced the court of appeals to reverse the trial court’s order requiring that the value of that investment be shared with a related party.

Representing an investor, Chad convinced the court of appeals to reverse the trial court’s award of damages to the investor’s former partner.

Representing a businessman who was sued for failing to honor a lien in a real estate transaction, Chad convinced the court of appeals to reverse the trial court’s award of damages to the lienholder.

Representing three police officers, Chad convinced the court of appeals to reverse the trial court’s dismissal of the officers’ claims against a governmental entity.

Representing two lawyers who had been sanctioned by the trial court, Chad convinced the court of appeals to vacate the sanctions order.

Representing the constructive trustee of shares in a business, Chad convinced the court of appeals to affirm the trial court’s summary judgment that his client – who was sued by the beneficiary – was not required to provide the beneficiary with copies of the business’s tax returns or financial statements.

Representing a plaintiff in a tort case, Chad convinced the court of appeals to affirm the trial court’s judgment awarding $300,000 in future medical expenses despite the fact that there had only been $7,522 in past medical expenses.

Representing a creditor in an enforcement action, Chad convinced the court of appeals to uphold the trial court’s contempt order and conditional order confining the debtor to jail (after modifying the trial’s order to reduce the interest rate awarded by one percent and to reflect that expert witness fees were not recoverable).

Representing the executor of a probate estate, Chad convinced the court of appeals to reverse the trial court’s judgment enforcing a Rule 11 settlement agreement which the executor had entered into with an estate beneficiary.

Representing a judgment creditor in a case where the court of appeals had already granted emergency relief to the judgment debtor staying the trial court’s turnover order, Chad convinced the court of appeals to lift its stay and allow the turnover to proceed.

Representing a senior citizen who had signed a deed transferring real property to her granddaughter, Chad convinced the court of appeals to affirm the trial court’s judgment declaring the transfer invalid.

Representing a judgment creditor in an enforcement action, Chad was faced with an adverse opinion from the same court of appeals in another case.  That opinion  would have required the court of appeals (on statute of limitations grounds) to reverse the trial court’s decision in favor of Chad’s client.  Chad convinced the court of appeals to (1) overrule its holding from the other case and (2) affirm the trial court’s decision in favor of Chad’s client.