We have had the privilege of working with Durham, Pittard & Spalding on multiple matters requiring appellate briefing and legal research/analysis in both Texas and New Mexico.  There is no one more experienced, respected, or passionate in what they do. In addition to having the security of top-notch appellate counsel when dealing with opposing counsel and judges, their involvement in a matter brings value to the case. We wouldn’t think of using anyone else.

~Stephen W. Stewart, The Stewart Law Firm, Austin

The men and women at Durham Pittard are such assets to your trial team, I do not try a large damages case without their appellate guidance and advice.  They take care of the motion practice and pre-trial heavy lifting so that you can concentrate on what you do best, advocate for your client in depositions and in trial.  Having them at pre-trial to argue motions and the charge is such a game changer, and I firmly believe they add tremendous value to the bottom line of your case.  I highly recommend this law firm for your trial support needs.

~Rachel Montes, Montes Law Group, Irving 

Durham, Pittard & Spalding has done an excellent job in hanging onto a verdict in a significant case for our client.  Their experience and appellate skills are the answer to a trial lawyer’s motion practice, post-verdict, and appellate needs.  As we know in Texas, it is hard enough to get a good verdict and even harder to keep it from being taken away by the appeals process.  Durham, Pittard & Spalding helps to increase the odds of keeping those verdicts.

~Mary Alice McLarty, The McLarty Firm, P.C.

Durham, Pittard, and Spalding are the ‘Go To’ team for strategic litigation support and appeals. They have provided assistance from preparing and arguing pretrial motions to drafting ‘high low’ agreements, jury charges, and everything in between. Their success on appeals is unparalleled. When I needed help on a tough legal issue on a case involving a close family member, I trusted Durham, Pittard, and Spalding to come up with the winning argument.

~Bill Liebbe, The Liebbe Firm, P. C., Dallas

Kirk Pittard is my go-to when I need help on appellate questions.  I know he and his firm will look at the issues rationally and strategically to maximize the chances of a win.   They are reliable, calm, and smart as can be.  They are first-picks when I’m creating my team.

~Ellen Presby, Dallas

DP&S has consistently done exceptional work for our firm. On top of providing appellate briefing that always outperforms opposing counsel’s, DP&S has helped us to secure favorable arbitrability rulings, uphold discovery orders on mandamus review, and craft litigation strategy around thorny coverage issues. They’ve become a go-to for our firm on all cases that reach appeal or appear likely to do so. We highly recommend them for any case that merits intensive legal research or briefing.

~Mark Wham, Rene Rogers, and Ryan Wham, Wham & Rogers, PLLC, The Woodlands

Thad’s knowledge and guidance have been invaluable to my trial practice.  His understanding of the issues and potential responses has been an asset over the years.  I cannot imagine a serious litigation matter where I would not involve his firm.

~Brian Steward, The Law Office of Brian C. Steward, P.L.L.C., San Antonio

Whether dealing with complex appellate issues or preparing for trial, there’s no other firm I would rather work with.  Thad Spalding and the team of Appellate Lawyers at Durham, Pittard & Spalding, LLP have been instrumental in having a number of controversial rulings reversed and likewise have worked extremely hard to ensure that favorable rulings were not reversed, and bad law was not created.  Having a team of Appellate counsel with trial experience as part of the trial team adds value to the services we offer to our clients.   I know of no other Appellate Counsel I would rather have on my side when it’s fourth down and goal with one second remaining on the clock and all we need is a score to win the game.  The team at DPS works extremely well under pressure and with the cases we handle, that’s needed. From voir dire to jury verdicts, having a great team of Appellate Attorneys sitting at the table adds benefits.

~Daryl K. Washington, Washington Law Firm,  P.C., Dallas

Working with appellate counsel is a must for the kind of high-stakes litigation my firm handles every day, and the team at Durham, Pittard & Spalding is the appellate counsel you want on your side.  They have the intelligence, skill, work ethic, and determination to move cases through verdict and beyond with success, and they have earned our trust.

~Michael Lyons, Lyons & Simmons LLP, Dallas

Difficult legal issues oftentimes arise when representing persons in catastrophic injury situations, calling for thinking outside the box.  With their appellate expertise and experience in the trial trenches, the attorneys at Durham, Pittard & Spalding are great at doing just that.  We have relied upon them to assist with researching, analyzing, and briefing complex legal issues in preparation of our trial strategies.  DP&S has helped us get excellent results for our clients.

~Beto L. Guerrero, Mask & Guerrero, McAllen

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