Described by Chambers USA 2020 as “a superbly talented appellate bench” and praised as being “unquestionably as good as they get,” Haynes and Boone’s Appellate Practice Group earned a Band 1 rating in 2020 in Chambers’ first-ever ranking of Texas appellate groups.

In addition to the Band 1 group rating, the 2020 Chambers USA directory ranked eight of Haynes and Boone’s appellate litigators as leaders in Texas, and ranked one, Nina Cortell, as the top-ranked appellate lawyer in the state.

With one of the largest full-time appellate teams of any national law firm, our nationally-recognized Appellate Practice Group earned this recognition through decades of dedication to our clients, our collaborative work with trial lawyers, by earning the respect of judges across the country, and by precedent-making victories in bet-the-company appeals.

Most of our appellate lawyers have clerked for federal or state court judges, and four are members of the prestigious American Law Institute. Our lawyers have chaired national and state appellate law bar groups, including the American Bar Association’s Council of Appellate Lawyers and the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section, and one is a former president of the State Bar. Three of our lawyers have been selected by the Texas Bar Foundation as winners of the Gregory S. Coleman Outstanding Appellate Lawyer Award (in 2015, 2016, and 2019). We also are regularly invited by judges to speak at judicial conferences as the lawyers chosen to help judges stay informed about complex areas of law.

What appellate lawyers bring to the table before judgment is entered is often as important as what they do afterwards. We collaborate to help shape litigation strategy, preserve error, prosecute and defend expert witness challenges, prepare and argue the jury charge, and prepare all manner of legal briefing before, during, and after trial. After a judgment is entered, we use cutting-edge empirical studies we conceived and conducted to evaluate the likely outcome of the appeal and guide our appellate strategy.

Thanks to our reputation and proven results, clients often hire us at the recommendation of lawyers at other firms who recognize our skill, experience and collaborative approach in the trial and appellate courts.

Lynne Liberato

Lynne Liberato Receives 2020 Lifetime of Excellence in Advocacy Award From Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Lynne Liberato was named the recipient of the 2020 Lifetime of Excellence in Advocacy Award from the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists (TACTAS). Liberato was selected through a vote of the entire TACTAS membership, all of whom are board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Liberato was chosen for this year’s award because of her outstanding appellate work and advocacy over the course of her career.


Nina Cortell

Nina Cortell Listed Among 2020's Top 250 Women in Litigation

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Nina Cortell is included in Benchmark Litigation’s 2020 listing of the nation’s top female litigators. The directory, published by Euromoney Institutional Investor, PLC, ranks Cortell among the top 250 Women in Litigation in the U.S. South in the Appellate, Commercial and Securities practice areas, as well as a “Local Litigation Star.”
Anne Johnson

Haynes and Boone Appellate Team Helps Client Reverse $110 Million Judgment

A Haynes and Boone, LLP legal team led by Partner Anne Johnson persuaded a Texas appellate court to overturn a $110 million fraud verdict against client BBVA. The suit was brought against BBVA by a borrower, David Bagwell, who claimed that a BBVA employee made misrepresentations during loan renewal negotiations.


Chambers USA 2020

Chambers USA 2020 Directory Awards Haynes and Boone Appellate Group Band One Ranking

Haynes and Boone, LLP has one of the top appellate practices in Texas, according to the 2020 Chambers USA directory (Chambers and Partners), which awarded the firm a Band 1 ranking.

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