Civil Appeals

Johnston Tobey Baruch handles a variety of civil appeals including appeals from complex commercial judgments, legal malpractice cases, business disputes, family law and divorce disputes, and consumer matters.

The firm’s lead appellate attorney, Chad Baruch, wrote one of the most acclaimed legal briefs in American history during 2015, while representing what The New York Times called “a glittering array of hip hop stars” in the United States Supreme Court. The brief received coast-to-coast media coverage, with one newspaper calling it “the greatest amicus brief in Supreme Court history.”

Chad is board certified in civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and has handled appeals in the United States Supreme Court, the federal appellate courts for the Third, Fifth, Seventh, and Eighth Circuits, the Supreme Court of Texas, and the Texas appellate courts for Dallas, Houston, El Paso, Amarillo, Eastland, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Waco, Texarkana, and Tyler.

Chad has argued an exceptionally broad range of civil appeals, including:

  • employment discrimination
  • construction disputes
  • civil rights violations
  • easement and property disputes
  • mortgage defense
  • fair debt collection
  • consumer matters
  • insurance disputes
  • fair housing cases
  • freedom of speech
  • freedom of religion
  • probate litigation
  • education issues
  • DTPA claims
  • and much more.

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