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Lawyer Chad Ruback | Top Attorney Appeals

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Chad is an outstanding advocate and consummate professional. Chad clearly puts his clients’ needs first and is always available to provide guidance when needed. His practice is his passion. -Aimee Perilloux Fagan

Chad is knowledgeable and courteous. I’ve sought his advice on many occasions and am always impressed with his legal analysis. -Benjamin Palatiere

I’ve worked with Chad many times over the years. He is a great lawyer, person, friend, and resource. He has my highest recommendation and is a tremendous resource for anyone with appellate needs. -W. Ashton Randall III

Chad is the attorney I hire when our firm has complex appellate and legal issues that need to be researched and responded to in written form. He always does a fantastic job in an efficient and professional manner. I highly recommend him. -Murray Bristol

Chad recently assisted on an appeal with some well-hidden landmines for the general practitioner. He was hired late in the game, but his quick response made it seem like he had been in the case the whole time. -Lee Barrett

Chad is probably the most talented attorney I have worked with so far. He is very smart and tenacious. He is a wealth of knowledge on both procedural and substantive issues. I find him easy to communicate with and truly enjoy conferring with him. -William Hennessey

Chad is very bright, conscientious, and has years of hands-on experience as an appellate lawyer, beginning with his judicial clerkship. He writes well, thinks clearly, knows the law, and is focused on results. I can recommend him without reservation. -Christopher Roach

Chad is one of the hardest working individuals I know – exactly what one wants in an attorney. I highly recommend him, as he has an exceptional dedication to his clients. -Mark Whitworth

Aside from being a friend first, I have had Chad (successfully) handle an appeal for me on a case. That along with all of the free advice he gives me on appeals I try and handle myself makes him a good person to know. His dedication to his clients and his cases is beyond reproach, and I’m glad to know him personally and professionally. -Jeffrey Yates

Chad is the type of forward-thinking, detail-oriented appellate counsel that every litigator needs. -James Pranske

In addition to having a thorough understanding of appellate procedure, Chad understands the appellate process and how the courts operate. Chad takes great pride in his work and in his professional reputation for appellate and trial support services and will put in whatever time and effort is necessary to position a case for the best chance of success possible. I have both worked with Chad and hired him to handle an appeal. Clients should feel confident knowing that Chad is focusing his talents and energies on their case. -Neal Nagely

Chad is the man to hire when you have an appellate issue! -Rick Lambert

I highly recommend Chad Ruback, he is an exceptional appellate attorney. Chad is extremely knowledgeable, experienced, professional, straight-forward and kind. He explained the appeal process very well and always made himself available for questions. I am very grateful for the great job he did representing me. I truly believe I couldn’t have been in better hands. Needless to say, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CHAD RUBACK, Thank you for winning my appeal, you’re awesome! -Catherine

Chad and I were on opposite sides of the table for a motion for new trial. Chad did an excellent job and has a superb courtroom delivery. -Niles Illich

Chad is an excellent appellate attorney. Not only is he knowledgeable about the appellate process, but he is tremendous to work with. He is a consummate professional and I would refer any of my clients to him if they need an appeal. -Jeffrey Johnson

Creative, dedicated and intelligent. Chad is an excellent appellate attorney. -Brian Andrade

I have known Chad for around 15 years, and in that time he has always impressed me with his work product and ethic, and his team spirit. He is a highly qualified appellate attorney in the Dallas community. -Kyle Kneese

I have found Chad to be thorough and insightful in his representation. He is honest and approachable which encourages discourse with his clients and creates a line of communication that helps insure a positive outcome for his clients. -Nathan Anderson

I have known Chad for a number of years and have worked with him on numerous occasions. When it comes to appellate law and the issues related to appealing any type of case, he has demonstrated the ability to quickly analyze the pertinent case facts and issues, but also the procedural and technical experience and knowledge necessary to efficiently work through the appellate court system to achieve the best result possible for clients. -Hutton Sentell

I have had the pleasure of consulting with Chad on a few cases of mine that were appealed. Chad obviously possesses a superlative grasp of appellate law, and his familiarity with the appeals process lends peace of mind to any litigant who has to either defend or appeal a judgment. I recommend him without hesitation. -Anthrea Nikolopoulos

I have known Chad for many years and he handled an appeal matter for a family member. Chad is always professional and his knowledge of the appellate process is exceptional. I would recommend Chad to anyone who has an appellate need. -Gary Ashmore

I had the pleasure to work with Chad on an appellate issue a few years ago and was extremely impressed with his intellect and strategic vision. From that point forward, Chad is the only attorney to whom I refer appellate clients. -Zachary Copp

Chad is a genius appellate lawyer — any time I need help with a civil appeal question, he’s the man I call! -Michelle O’Neil

Chad assisted me in a recent commercial matter, providing valuable insight into the potential appellate pitfalls my client may have faced. His knowledge and advice helped us figure out the best course of action at the trial level so we could recognize what may happen given the possible outcomes. His skill and knowledge of appellate issues are incredible, and I look forward to working with him again. -Robert Bogdanowicz

Chad handled a very complex and unusual workers’ compensation appeal for a client of mine who had prevailed at the trial court. I was amazed at Chad’s ability to immediately understand the nuances of the case and develop strategies for defending against the appeal. He was able to anticipate the insurance carrier’s attacks and was well prepared to effectively respond and defend our judgment. I would recommend Chad to anyone who is dealing with an appellate issue. -Matthew Lewis

Chad went above and beyond in so many ways in regards to a case he was working on for a family member, I will be forever grateful. Chad was EXTREMELY informative and stayed in constant contact throughout the entire process. I HIGHLY recommend Chad Ruback. Thanks Chad for ALL you did and continue to do! -Blake Rolls

Highly recommend Chad Ruback. I recently consulted with Chad on some complex appellate issues. Chad was knowledgeable, professional and his sound practical advice was invaluable. -Laura Calhoun

Chad has served as an appellate attorney for me on a very important case. I can say from first hand experience that he is an excellent lawyer and the “go to” guy for appellate matters in the Dallas area. -Kristopher Barber

I have known Chad for several years now during which time I have regularly interacted with him. I find him extremely forthcoming and generous with his time and the information he provides is always accurate and timely. Having been a pro se litigant in appellate court and currently a law student, I do know enough about appellate law to see that Chad is an outstanding appellate lawyer. He is interviewed regularly by the news media on various legal matters and I have learnt a lot by reading his opinions on several topics. -Venky Venkatraman

Chad is the ultimate mentor for students at the SMU Dedman School of Law. Chad was ever-present at our school, providing the advice and encouragement students needed as they began their legal careers, especially in the midst of shaky economic times. Chad shows, by example, what it means to mentor students seeking advice. -Mukul Kelkar

Chad is tops as an appellate lawyer. He is well respected by the justices and he is routinely asked to speak to lawyers on appellate issues. Importantly, Chad has the demeanor to be a counselor not just an attorney. -Niles Illich

Mr. Ruback is an excellent appellate attorney.  He took the time to learn every aspect of our case and spent the time needed to be completely prepared.  His legal knowledge is very thorough and accurate. He is extremely easy to communicate with and answers every question asked with patience. I would highly recommend him. He sets the bar very high for other attorneys. -Tami Donald

I can honestly say hands down, Chad has great integrity, sensitivity in consideration of what you are going through, patience and professionalism. I’d hire Chad again and offer my highest recommendation.  Chad is very knowledgeable, highly organized and kept me on track regarding important deadlines.  Chad doesn’t just talk the talk; he walks the walk, he is trustworthy, straight forward and I cannot say enough about my personal experience with him. -Angela Stevens

Chad is extremely knowledgeable and a go-to source for any questions that arise regarding appellate procedure. -Greggory Gallian

Genuinely outstanding appellate lawyer! -Frank Gannon

I have known Chad for years. He is highly regarded by his colleagues throughout the Dallas Bar. I cannot say enough nice things about Chad. -Ian Ross Phillips

I have known Chad for nearly a decade.  As an attorney, he is THE guy I go to with appellate questions and refer my clients to for their appellate needs. -Asad Rahman

Chad was absolutely perfect in his handling of the appeal of my civil divorce case. We  prevailed nearly across the board in the appeal of my ex-wife’s judgement against me. I highly recommend Chad. –Dave Meyer

Chad is an experienced and knowledgeable appellate lawyer, a good human being, and a pleasure to work with. -Ellen Skinner

Chad has been outstanding since I initially met him in 2007…he is a lawyer’s lawyer while being sensitive and forthright to clients! -Karen Misko

Chad is the “GO TO” appellate lawyer for our firm. One of the best lawyers around! -Andrew Jee

You can’t go wrong in retaining Chad. He’s an expert in all things appellate law. -Haleigh Jones

Excellent attorney. I have known Chad, professionally, since 2005. He is consistently above expectations. -Audrey Moorehead

Chad Ruback is very knowledgeable – he has appeal and will help you win yours!! -Kristina “Krisi” Kastl

He is stunningly intelligent, a procedural expert, a crystal communicator, personally accessible and a joy to be around. -Paul Saputo

Mr. Ruback is a very intelligent and highly competent attorney. He goes out of his way to help others and is a great source of knowledge for his clients as well as for other attorneys. I would highly recommend Mr. Ruback’s services. -Kaye McCollum

I’ve worked with Chad Ruback on a number of matters over the last decade. Chad’s expertise and responsiveness are of the highest order and make him my most trusted contact both for appellate referrals and co-counsel engagements in cases which involve embedded appellate issues in the trial court. I would not hesitate to recommend Chad’s services to fellow trial counsel. Chad also scores high with respect to the remaining criteria: understanding, cost-effectiveness, and civility. -James Greer

Chad Ruback is an excellent appellate attorney. He has handled several appeals for me and he is one of the best family law appellate attorneys in Dallas. He’s well respected among his peers as well as by the judges before whom he appears. -Steven Bruneman

Mr. Chad Ruback’s knowledge is only surpassed by his professionalism. He is honest and up front with his clients which allows him to better manage client expectations. I never hesitate to refer a client to him or have him handle an appeal in connection with any of my cases. -Jeffrey Yates

Chad is very knowledgeable and professional. He works diligently to meet strict deadlines with quality briefing. -Shelli Morrison

Chad is a friendly and knowledgeable appellate attorney. Will refer clients to him in a heartbeat. -Caleb Davis

Chad is every trial lawyer’s best friend. He is the go to for all of your appellate needs. -Preston Jones

Fantastic person, brilliant appellate lawyer! -JoDee Neil

Chad Ruback has a long track record of appellate victories in all types of contested matters. If you need a knowledgeable, hard-working appellate lawyer, look no further than Chad Ruback! -Ajay Shah

Best resource on general appellate issues. -William Knisley

I have had an excellent experience working with Chad. -Darren Harrington

Mr. Ruback primarily handled the defense of a divorce case which was appealed after trial. (I was the trial court attorney.) Mr. Ruback did a masterful job and prevailed at the Texas Court of Appeals. -Julia Henry

Chad is a consummate professional, always prepared, knowledgeable, creative and an effective legal writer. -Jeffrey Lynch

Excellent lawyer and understands how to work with client’s and their trial counsel. -Robert Radcliff

Chad Ruback is a consummate professional – knowledgeable, polite and always responsive / timely. As a Plaintiff’s attorney (contingency) facing an appeal, it was perfect to retain Chad as a consultant to assist with my brief and keep my out-of-pocket expenses down. If presented with a similar situation in the future, there is no doubt I would take the same route. -Rhiannon Kelso

Chad’s reputation as one of the best appellate attorneys in Texas is well-deserved. He is knowledgeable and creative, two traits which are usually not found in one person who practices appellate law. He can always help with odd, academic appellate issues, and his fees are fair and reasonable. I highly recommend him! -Robert Bogdanowicz

Chad Ruback is an experienced appellate lawyer who I routinely consult with on complex trial and appellate issues. Chad possesses the legal acumen to identify critical appellate issues and the ability to argue persuasively to his audience–the appellate courts. -Matt Nowak

I’ve been practicing law in the Dallas area since 2007, and have known Chad almost as long. He is my go-to source for appellate questions. They say a good lawyer knows the law, but a great lawyer knows the judge. Chad knows ‘em both. I recommend him to anyone looking for appellate counsel. -Hugh Fuller

I’ve known Chad for over a decade. Not only is he an excellent lawyer but his love of the law is very apparent. Moreover, he demonstrates the qualities to which other attorneys aspire. He has taken the time to provide appellate guidance to me when I’ve needed it. He has my utmost respect and I would recommend him without hesitation. -Jeffrey Sprigg

I have worked with Chad on several cases, some inordinately complicated. In each, I have found him a capable, knowledgeable, and zealous advocate, as well as highly personable and easy to work with. Highly recommended. -Brady Sparks

Chad has long been my “go-to” appellate lawyer referral. -Paul Sartin

Chad Ruback represented me in Dallas Appeals Court recently. After thorough research and smart representation, Chad won my case for me. He is very accessible and prompt in his response. I am very impressed with his legal knowledge, hard work and intelligent advice. I confidently recommend Chad. -Deepa Ganguly

Chad Ruback has a great attitude and is very knowledgeable and extremely experienced. -Francesca Blackard

I have worked with Chad Ruback and hired him and his firm on several appeals. Chad is great to work with and an exceptional appellate attorney. I would highly recommend Chad to anyone needing an appeal. -Jennifer Grinke

Chad Ruback immediately helps you understand why you need an appellate lawyer. He’s good and thorough and knows his way around the appellate world. -Kenneth Johnston

Chad Ruback is efficient, insightful, and effective. He is a pleasure to work with. -Kate Mataya

Chad Ruback is a fantastic attorney and a complete professional in every sense of the word. He is dedicated, knowledgeable, affable, and reliable. He is one of the best attorneys for Appellate Law in DFW and is not only an outstanding attorney but also just a great person. I highly recommend Chad Ruback. -Mora Namdar

Chad is a rockstar!! -Laura Roach

Chad Ruback is one of the best appellate attorneys in Dallas and continues to build this reputation. I have personally worked with him and respect his work and skill. -Amanda Saputo

If “a page of Oliver Wendell Holmes is worth a volume of logic”, then a moment of Mr. Ruback’s appellate legal advice is worth a library of appellate wisdom. Mr. Ruback has the unique ability to understand complex appellate issues and then convey that knowledge to his clients in a concise, usable, timely, and cost-effective manner. -Hyattye Simmons

Chad Ruback is one of the best appellate lawyers in Dallas. I have worked with him before, and I would refer any appeal to him to handle. -Todd Spickard

“Chad’s not only a resource for trial attorneys, his own appellate peers consult him frequently. That fact says it all about the high esteem the legal community has for him.” -Russell DePalma

Very knowledgeable and thorough, quick response. -Patricia Lehtola

Chad is engaging, knowledgeable, and lives up to his Appeal.Pro title. -Adrian Bower

We certainly recommend Chad for appellate work. -Stephen Kaplan

He is a consummate professional. -Thomas Roney

Chad is fabulous, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone. -Erin Bogdanowicz

Chad Ruback is a smart and effective advocate who always keeps his eye on the ultimate outcome. -Kevin Colquitt

I have had the pleasure of relying on Chad for several years. His expertise in appellate matters is unsurpassed. He is always quick to respond to questions and is extremely easy to work with. He explains appellate complexities in an understandable way that non-appellate attorneys like me appreciate. I recommend Chad Ruback without qualification. -John Hagan

Chad Ruback is an excellent appellate attorney. I refer all of my appeals to him. He is always responsive and well-versed in every appellate issue that I have thrown his way. -Haven Massey

Chad is an excellent lawyer. He knows appellate law, is always professional, responsive and considerate of his client’s time. -Mary Melle

Chad was very professional, knowledgeable, and responsive. I would definitely work with him again if the need arose. -Shaun Murphy

Mr. Ruback is a top-notch appellate lawyer and, in my opinion, one of the best appellate lawyers in the State of Texas. I am a trial lawyer who frequently tries cases to verdict. Chad is my “go to” appellate attorney. He has handled and/or assisted in no less than three of the appeals related to my trials, one of which involved a verdict/judgment of $55 Million. I wholeheartedly endorse Chad Ruback. -Jeronimo Valdez

I am an appellate lawyer and I can say Chad Ruback is one of the best appellate lawyers in the USA. -Jim Walker

What makes Chad Ruback one of the best appellate law attorneys is not only his remarkable skill set, but his genuine care and the effort that he selflessly puts into helping others. Being a smart lawyer is one thing, but doing what’s right, taking the time to explain things in a way that can be more easily understood, and assisting other lawyers (like myself) with ideas or even recommendations to lawyers that might be better suited for a certain task are what sets him apart. -Jason Tapp

Mr. Ruback is a fountain of knowledge.  Bring your notepad to every conversation.  I was able to get right through to him and get all of the information I needed in a few minutes.  As a family law attorney, we don’t get many appeals, but it’s good to know that I have one, I know who to call.  Thank you! -Daniel Dower

Mr. Ruback is the gold standard in appellate work. His experience, expertise, and professionalism was vital in helping me navigate the appellate process. -Justin England

“Fantastic attorney. The go-to attorney in Dallas for appellate law work.” -Karen-Lee Pollak

“Great lawyer, very good at what he does.” -Mark Montgomery

“Chad is an excellent attorney with an equally excellent reputation. I wholeheartedly recommend Counselor Ruback if you are in need of an appellate attorney.” – Deborah Mackoy

“Chad is well known as an outstanding and knowledgeable appellate attorney with a history of great success.” -George Parker

When it comes to appellate law questions, no one can compare to Chad! Very knowledgeable, insightful, and up to speed with the ever-changing rules of appellate procedure. -Jay Williams

Great appellate attorney. Knowledgeable advocate. -Hugh Coleman

Very knowledgeable. -John Nation

Chad has made appeals his calling. He has it down to a science. -Thomas Keen

Very knowledgeable, proven record on appeals. -Brian Loughmiller

I worked with him on a case. He is extremely knowledgeable and thorough in his representation of his clients. -Bill Siegel

Chad has years of experience in the civil appellate area. His reputation is excellent. -Kenneth Wincorn

Chad Ruback is our law firm’s go-to appellate counsel for all appellate issues and cases. His knowledge and intellect surpass all others. His timeliness, professionalism, and condor cannot be outdone. Chad’s ability to take extremely complex issues and simplify them into understandable legal arguments is incredible. I cannot recommend Chad enough for any appellate issue. If you have an appellate matter, retain Chad as soon as possible, you will be glad you did. -Jonathan Marshall

Chad is a fantastic appellate lawyer and a good, community-minded person. He is a wealth of knowledge and always takes time to share his substantial expertise with others. He’s certainly been helpful to me on questions of appellate procedure. Chad knows what he’s doing! -Anthony Ricciardelli

Used Chad for a delicate appellate matter, and he was excellent. Responsive, helpful, and efficient with his time and billing. Will use him again. -Michael Holmes

I am an attorney at a large law firm. We expect excellence and perfection from our own people so we are very selective when hiring another firm for anything. We hired Chad to handle an appeal. He exceeded all of our expectations. -Brandon McCarthy

Very responsive, very smart (both legally and practically), and a nice guy to get along with too. My highest possible recommendation. -Andrew Howard

Over the span of my 25 years practicing law, Chad Ruback has been my go to for appellate questions and representation for my clients. Knowledgeable, responsive and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing representation for an appeal. -Dana Huffman

When I have a question on appellate law (state or federal), Chad is the first person I call. He always answers, even when he’s on vacation or traveling for another client. Even more impressively, he gives solid advice and guidance in an effective, efficient manner that is easy to understand and implement. Frankly, I don’t know that my firm could do its appellate work without Chad. -Andrew Spaniol

Chad is a true professional dedicated to his craft. I had the pleasure of first working with him (in office) nearly twenty years ago. It was clear then that his trajectory was straight up and limitless. Comforted to see a good person succeed. -Brent Bishop

Chad Ruback is not only a rockstar attorney but also as generous as they come with his time, offering wisdom and insight at a moment’s notice.  -Lindsay Barbee

Chad is as good as any and better than any other appellate attorney with whom I have worked. That includes his expertise, his attitude, willingness to collaborate with lawyers in different specialties or other legal functions for the good of the client to accomplish the litigation goals. He has no negative personal qualities and has a humble and learning attitude, is willing to listen and learn about the substance of the particular issues involved. Chad anticipates where he can help, is extremely responsive in every way, and can provide his opinions for consideration and evaluation, including his legal and practical experience as an appellate briefing attorney for appellate courts in Texas, without concern about whether the ultimate choices vary from his suggested course. He is the most beneficial and enjoyable appellate attorney with whom I have worked in my almost 50 year legal career. He has a great reputation among the attorneys in my own orbit, including former Texas Supreme Court justices who are now in private practice, and some of whom have their own appellate law firms now, and has been asked to consult or work with some of them on cases, a most high honor for any appellate attorney, showing recognition of his professional reputation. He is one of the best of the best, and most discreet and professional of those attorneys, and can handle difficult attorney personalities with whom is collaborating on cases when required to do so. -Robert Baxter, Jr.

Chad is an expert in appellate law and our go to source for all things appellate. -Richard Cinclair

I have referred numerous cases and clients to Mr. Ruback. His work in all of the cases has been top notch. -James Crewse

Chad is knowledgeable and effective. -Edward Sampson

Chad is THE go-to guy for appellate law. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, helpful, and I wouldn’t know what to do with his guidance and expertise. I’m a trial lawyer who recently reached out to him for advice and help on a case on appeal. It is out of my comfort zone, but Chad came to my rescue with the help I needed. If you have a question or need advice, Chad is the guy! -Megan David

Chad is an outstanding attorney and the go-to resource for appellate issues in Dallas. His online resources are invaluable, and he is willing to make time to give feedback to other lawyers to preserve issues for appeal. Chad is at the top of his game, and he is also kind, humble, and funny to boot. Look no further for your appellate attorney – Chad is your man! -Jessica Dunne

Chad is a wealth of knowledge!! Highly recommend retaining Chad if you are in need of an appellate expert! -Alex Brauer

Chad and I clerked at the 2nd Court of Appeals together and I have watched him continue demonstrating excellence in appellate work ever since. He’s a fantastically affable person to boot. -Felicia Harris Hoss

He is a very competent lawyer, a superb appellate expert and a really good human being. -Tom Hoekstra

Chad Ruback is an expert’s expert. Chad is extremely knowledgeable, courteous and collegial. He’s truly the embodiment of professionalism and ability. -Chris Parvin

Chad Ruback is the consummate professional and is my go-to for Texas appellate work. -Burton Brillhart