Alexander Dubose & Jefferson LLP

Litigation Department

Texas
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What the team is known for Leading appellate boutique boasting a deep bench of experienced counsel. Regularly called upon to represent clients in high-stakes matters in state and federal courts. Offers expertise in a diverse array of sectors, including energy, financial services, pharmaceutical and education. Attracts particular praise for its handling of cases in the Texas Supreme Court.

Strengths"They're a legal silver bullet if things go wrong at trial," says one source, continuing: "Their performance is excellent and they work so well together. It is a pleasure to bounce around strategic decisions with them."

Interviewees also appreciate that the group "has special insights into how to best present difficult questions" to a court.

"The firm has top-tier lawyers from top to bottom," reports one client, adding: "They are really exceptional at bringing the appellate record to life."

Work highlights Successfully represented the City of Richardson in the Texas Supreme Court. The court considered whether Texas cities or utility companies are required to pay the cost of relocating utility poles and associated facilities to accommodate the widening of a city right of way.

Notable practitioners

Douglas Alexander is a well-known appellate litigator and attracts particular praise for his Texas Supreme Court practice. He is described as a "very skilled oral advocate" by one impressed source and is picked out as an accomplished writer by several others. One commentator says: "He is an exceptional writer. He is extremely good at issue framing, so he figures out the most important arguments and then frames them in a way that the court will be receptive to."

Kevin Dubose "is a joy to work with," says one enthusiastic interviewee, while another source describes him as "excellent in selecting the issues and facts to emphasize to the appellate courts." His wide-ranging practice sees him handle appeals arising out of commercial disputes, product liability and malpractice trials.

Marcy Hogan Greer advises clients on complex appeals in federal and state courts. One impressed source says: "She is very talented, very smart and has good judgment."

Robert Dubose has a wealth of civil appellate experience and is also frequently sought to advise on litigation at the trial stage. He is described as "scary smart and extremely hard-working" by one source, who goes on to say: "Robert writes beautifully and is the consummate team player."

As a past Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, Wallace Jefferson is highly respected among market sources, who describe him as "talented, gracious and well liked in the community." Several sources describe Jefferson's exceptional skills as an advocate, with one interviewee saying: "His best qualities include seriousness of purpose, attention to detail, congeniality and excellent performance at oral argument." Jefferson is equipped to represent clients in all manner of appeals, from constitutional challenges to commercial disputes.