Criminal Appellate Law

Doug was one of the first lawyers in the State of Texas to be awarded Board Certification as a specialist in Criminal Appellate Law. The area of appellate law is comprised of research and brief-writing, and is mastered by only those who are skilled in the area of legal scholarship. While the standards required experience in 50 appellate matters, Doug has authored the briefs in over 800 appellate cases over 30 years. He has personally handled cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Texas Supreme Court, numerous Texas Courts of Appeal, and United States Courts of Appeal from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Denver, Colorado. He has extensive experience in direct appeals, petitions for discretionary review, petitions for writs of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court, state and federal writs of habeas corpus and appellate death penalty litigation. In research, writing, and scholarship, he brings superlative appellate experience when he appears before the numerous appellate courts.



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