Ireland Carroll & Kelley

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6101 South Broadway, Suite 500
Tyler, Texas 75703

Tyler, TX Civil and Federal Appeals Lawyers

Experienced East Texas appellate attorneys

In addition to litigation, Ireland, Carroll & Kelley, P.C. is well equipped to handle appeals and appellate-related matters in both state and federal courts. Lead appellate lawyer Deborah Race has extensive experience handling appeals and original proceedings as lead counsel in various Texas appellate courts, the Texas Supreme Court, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Board certified as a civil appellate attorney by the Texas Board of Specialization since 1988, her knowledge and ability in this area of law has earned her a reputation of excellence among clients and peers. Mrs. Race has recently resolved a wide variety of cases on appeal, including:

  • Interplay of Bankruptcy Rule 106 and the Federal Tort Claims Act
  • Breach of fiduciary duty of trustee
  • Fiduciary fraud
  • Breach of construction contract
  • Conversion
  • Vacancy of land
  • Agency appeals
  • Boundary and easement disputes
  • Will contests and contractual wills
  • Class certification
  • Fraudulent inducement
  • Custody and visitation disputes
  • Adoption and termination

Our firm's appellate experience is second to none, and we stand ready to provide you with the representation you want and results you can depend on.

Advantages of our appellate practice

As a result of having appellate counsel present in our firm, we are able to provide protection of the record and preservation of error during the trial stage in anticipation of an appeal on our own original cases or cases initially handled by other firms. In addition, our lawyers are able to provide advice and assistance with the analysis of legal issues at any stage of trial, including:

  • Preparation of the charge
  • Preparation of findings of fact and conclusions of law
  • Responses to any dispositive motions
  • Appellate mediation
  • Preparation of original proceedings addressing discovery issues, orders, injunctions and venue matters

We also offer an array of litigation support services to law firms throughout the nation with appeals pending in civil and federal courts throughout Texas. Our East Texas appellate lawyers have experience acting as local counsel for these firms by handling jury selection, preparing and filing forms electronically with the court, conducting interlocutory appeals and any other matter related to appellate practice. When needed, we can also perform oral arguments and write appellate briefs on your firm's behalf.  Discover how we earned our reputation for legal excellence and our record of success today.

Proudly serving East Texas for more than 25 years

For more information on how Ireland, Carroll & Kelley, P.C. can put our appellate experience to work for you, call us today at 903.561.1600 or contact the firm online to schedule an initial consultation. From offices conveniently located in Tyler, we represent clients throughout East Texas, including those residing in Texarkana, Lufkin and all surrounding areas.