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Appellate advocacy is an art requiring full command of substantive and procedural law, powerful persuasive skills, and creativity. With decades of state and federal appellate experience, Koning Rubarts attorneys have mastered this art.

Selected successes include:
  • Roehrs v. Conesys, Inc.,332 Fed. Appx. 184 (5th Cir. 2009) (successful defense of military contractor against claims of tortious interference and conspiracy)

  • Eastwood Corp. v. FDIC, 14 F.3d 52 (5th Cir. 1993) (reversing the trial court’s summary judgment that effectively had found the FDIC to be immune from liability, ultimately resulting in a substantial recovery for our client)

  • League of United Latin American Citizens, Council No. 4434 v. Clements, 999 F.2d 831 (5th Cir. 1993) (defending and upholding Texas’ century-old system of electing trial judges on a county-wide basis)

  • Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. v. Murchison, 937 F.2d 204 (5th Cir. 1991) (reversing the trial court’s summary judgment in a case involving construction surety bonds, the duty of good faith and fair dealing, and the DTPA, leading to a favorable resolution for our client)

  • Geiserman v. MacDonald, 893 F.2d 787 (5th Cir. 1990) (establishing need for expert testimony in legal malpractice cases, and affirming dismissal)

  • In re Epic Holdings, Inc., 985 S.W.2d 41 (Tex. 1998) (establishing important guidelines governing the conduct of attorneys in litigation, especially with respect to their ability to be adverse to clients of law firms with which they formerly were associated)

  • Reilly v. Rangers Management, Inc., 727 S.W.2d 527 (Tex. 1987) (protecting rights of limited partner in the Texas Rangers organization against attempt to dilute partnership interests)
  • Axcess Int'l, Inc. v. Baker Botts, L.L.P., 05-14-01151-CV, 2016 WL 1162208 (Tex. App.—Dallas Mar. 24, 2016, pet. denied) (finding there was no evidence of causation in case arising from patent representation)

  • Ahrens & DeAngeli, p.l.l.c. v. Flinn, 318 S.W.3d 474 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2010, pet. denied) (dismissing for lack of personal jurisdiction claims against non-Texas lawyers accused of conspiring against Florida resident)

  • I.S.G. State Operations, Inc. v. National Heritage Insurance Co., 234 S.W.3d 711 (Tex. App.—Eastland 2007, pet. denied) (upholding a take-nothing judgment after a jury trial in a fraudulent inducement action in which the plaintiff sought hundreds of millions of dollars)
  • BDO Seidman, LLP v. Bracewell & Patterson, LLP, No. 05-02-00636-CV, 2003 WL 124829 (Tex. App.—Dallas Jan. 16, 2003, pet. denied) (affirming summary judgment for law firm regarding multi-million dollar claim for contribution brought by former co-defendant)

  • AT&T Corp. v. Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., No 05-99-00186, 2000 WL 14711 (Tex. App.—Dallas Jan. 11, 2000, no pet.) (upholding a take-nothing summary judgment with respect to a tortious interference claim that had been entered prior to any discovery having been taken in the case)

  • Coleman v. Rotana, Inc., 778 S.W.2d 867 (Tex.App.—Dallas 1989, writ denied) (upholding a take-nothing judgment after a jury trial in a suit involving the implied warranty of suitability and municipal parking regulations)

  • CLS Associates, Ltd. v. A__ B__, 762 S.W.2d 221 (Tex. App.—Dallas 1988, no writ) (seminal Texas decision establishing that claim for legal malpractice is mandatory counterclaim to claim for attorneys’ fees)