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Dispositive Motions

On average, about one in four Texas state-court judgments is reversed on appeal. In addition to summary-judgment procedures that turn on evidence generated during the discovery process, Texas law now authorizes an early motion to dismiss based on the pleadings alone. Winning in the trial court has never been more important to succeeding on appeal than it is now.

The task of preparing or responding to motions to dismiss, for summary judgment, or for sanctions represents a natural entry point for appellate counsel. At SN, we utilize our experience working for appellate courts and our exceptional research and writing skills to craft well-reasoned and persuasive motions and responses tailored for maximum effectiveness.