Testimonials

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

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

I have worked with Kirk and his firm for over 15 years, ever since he convinced the Amarillo Court of Appeals to reverse a summary judgment that had been granted against my client.  I never hesitate to contact Durham, Pittard & Spalding any time I have a legal issue I want researched, analyzed and briefed to assist me in the representation of my clients.  I will continue to use the firm and rely upon their expertise for cases at the trial level and on appeal in the future.

~Juan Hernandez, Hernandez Law Group, PC, Dallas

I personally, and others in my firm have used Durham, Pittard & Spalding for appeals and as appellate counsel during important trials for many years. Without a doubt they, are our go to appellate counsel. In each instance where I’ve retained the firm for appellate purposes, they have provided exemplary service. Their advice and guidance on appellate matters is invaluable, as is the message sent to the judge and opposing counsel when you arrive for trial with appellate counsel. I highly recommend Durham, Pittard & Spalding.

~Ray Hatcher, Sloan Firm, Longview

I cannot think of a better lawyer in the state of Texas. Working with Kirk Pittard on several different cases has been extremely helpful. Kirk’s ability to help analyze the case and do the work is difficult to come by. He shows up when you need him. Kirk has been very involved in two of my big cases and I really appreciate his involvement.

~Michael A. Simpson, Simpson, Simpson & Tuegel, Bridgeport

The attorneys at Durham, Pittard and Spalding are well-versed in the law, and have been instrumental in helping us to navigate the appellate pitfalls in medical malpractice cases and commercial litigation as well.  This demonstrates their versatility and willingness to take on the tough issues.  More than that, they are willing to get ‘in the trenches’ when called upon to do so, and bring value with every involvement.  I will continue to count them as members of my team.

~Todd Kelly, The Carlson Law Firm, Austin

Durham, Pittard & Spalding has always come through for us when we want assistance with research, writing, and tackling difficult legal issues that we use to assist us with litigating and trying complex personal injury cases.  I will never hesitate to contact them when the need arises.

~Bob Haslam, The Haslam Firm, Fort Worth  

I have worked Kirk Pittard and Thad Spalding on several of our high-profile cases and they are a huge asset to the case.  Their motion practice and attention to appellate issues during the litigation and trial phases has allowed us to succeed on multiple occasions.  Kirk and Thad are very responsive and I would highly recommend them as appellate counsel.

~Oscar Garza, San Antonio

I regularly associate Kirk Pittard and the firm of Durham, Pittard & Spalding at the beginning of my major lawsuits.  This puts the defense counsel on notice that our trial team is fully staffed to engage in a heavy motion practice, and it assures the court that we can successfully defend or appeal the court’s rulings that matter.  It also gives me the comfort of knowing that Kirk and his firm are ready to spring into action, without having to be brought up to speed.  The alternative fee arrangements that Durham, Pittard & Spalding offers makes it easy to associate them from the beginning of the lawsuit through trial.

~Randy Roberts, Roberts & Roberts, Tyler

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