Criminal & Civil Appeals Attorney
Call (214) 891-3382 to Reach Niles Illich, Ph.D., J.D.
If you have been convicted of a crime, of if you are embroiled in civil litigation and need to fight or preserve a judgment entered, you can turn to Scott H. Palmer, P.C. for the legal representation you need. Our appeal attorneys are admitted to all State Courts in Texas and have practiced before nearly all 14 intermediate-appellate courts, the Court of Criminal Appeals (highest criminal court in Texas), and the Texas Supreme Court (highest civil court in Texas).
We have experienced appellate lawyers who handle matters including and not limited to:
- State & Federal Criminal Appeals
- Plaintiff & Defendant Civil Appeals
- Writs of Habeas Corpus
- Writs of Mandamus
- 2254/2255 Motions
"I worked as a briefing attorney on the First Court of Appeals in Houston. There I learned how to write in a way that would convince appellate justices. This is not a skill that is acquired easily, and it is not a skill that I learned in law school. Rather, successful appellate representation turns on a manner of thinking and a way of writing that can only be acquired by employing these skills on a regular basis." - Niles Illich, Appeals Attorney
Criminal (Federal and State) Appeals
Our appellate attorneys represent clients in a variety of criminal and civil matters. These varied representations have covered the legal spectrum.
In criminal defense cases, we handle cases involving and not limited to:
- Capital Murder
- Aggravated Robbery
- Aggravated Assault
- Variety of Sex Offenses
- Variety of Drug Offenses
- Variety of Intoxication Offenses
- Variety of Firearms Offenses
- Burglary, and many other offenses (including some misdemeanors).
The Court of Criminal Appeals is a discretionary court and thus very few defendants have a right to have the Court hear their case. Most cases that the Court hears are brought forward on a petition for discretionary review. The Court has granted leave to hear cases that our attorneys have brought.
We have also represented a variety of clients (both plaintiffs and defendants) in civil appeals.
These include representation in federal and state courts in cases concerning:
- Property Division
- Maritime Appeals
- Shareholder Liability
- Personal Injury and,
- Protective Orders and a variety of other civil appeals
Writs & Motions
In addition to appellate practice, we also represent clients on writs of habeas corpus, writs of mandamus, and 2254/2255 motions.
This representation has included:
- Claims of ineffective assistance of counsel
- Challenges to requirement to register as a sex offender and,
- Challenges to federal sentences.
Writs are a challenge for any attorney, and many writs require considerable research into nuanced psychological conditions. Our experience in academics permits us to do the required research into a particular condition to establish whether that condition provided a legitimate basis for a defense.
We also have an active motion practice in which we write or respond to motions in civil or criminal cases in state and federal court. We are often hired by other attorneys to write or respond to their motions.
Find the appellate representation you need and deserve. Call (214) 891-3382 today to schedule a confidential consultation.