Dallas Bar Association

Appellate Law Section

Our mission is to provide quality, advanced continuing legal education for appellate specialists and to encourage collegiality and communication among members of the appellate bench and bar.

Meeting Schedule:

Our section meets at noon on the 3rd Thursday of every month at the Belo Mansion, except we do not have meetings in July and August.


Next meeting:  

 Our October meeting will feature experienced family law practitioners Georganna Simpson and Rebecca Tillery, who will speak to us about the Basics of Family Law Appeals.  Please join us at noon at the Belo on October 16, 2014.


Section News:

If you have event announcements or other information to share with Section members, contact Tom Cowart, at tom@tcowart.comto include your announcement in the monthly Section electronic newsletter.



Section Officers:

Name: Michelle Robberson
Officer Position: Chair
Firm: Cooper & Scully, P.C.
Firm Address: 900 Jackson Street, Suite 100
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75202
Business Phone: 214-712-9500
Email: michelle.robberson@cooperscully.com

Name: Ken Carroll
Officer Position: Vice Chair
Firm: Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P.
Firm Address: 901 Main Street, Suite 5500
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75202
Business Phone: 214-855-3029
Email: kcarroll@ccsb.com

Name: Tom Cowart
Officer Position: Secretary
Firm: Wasoff & Cowart PLLC
Firm Address: 100 North Central Expressway, Suite 901
Firm City, State, Zip: Richardson, Texas 75080
Business Phone: 214-692-9700
Email: tom@tcowart.com

Name: Greg Lensing
Officer Position: Treasurer
Firm: Fifth District Court of Appeals
Firm Address: 600 Commerce Street, Ste. 200
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75202
Business Phone: 214-712-3400
Email: gjlensing@yahoo.com

Name: Byron Henry
Officer Position: Immediate Past Chair
Firm: Cowles & Thompson, P.C.
Firm Address: 901 Main Street, Suite 3900
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, Texas 75202
Business Phone: (214) 672-2156
Email: bhenry@cowlesthompson.com

Name: Scott Stolley
Officer Position: Board Advisor
Firm: Thompson & Knight LLP
Firm Address: 1722 Routh Street, Ste. 1500
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: 214-969-1700
Email: scott.stolley@tklaw.com

Section Membership

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Appellate Law section, please send a letter of request and a $20.00 membership fee to:
2101 Ross Ave
Dallas TX, 75201
Please note that you must be a member of the Dallas Bar Association to join a section. If you have any questions regarding sections membership, please contact the membership department at the Dallas Bar.

Section Admin-Mass E-mail/Roster

Section Admin-Webpage

Section Downloads:


mike_northrup_-_state_summary_judgment_freak_show_with_objections_appendix_6-19-14.pdf191.02 KB
nuts_and_bolts_of_supersedeas_bonds_5-15-14.pdf93.03 KB
Federal Interlocutory Appeals55.34 KB
Recent Developments in Insurance Law77.18 KB
Chapter 74 Appeals (paper)365.44 KB
Chapter 74 Appeals (powerpoint)181.69 KB
Sovereign Immunity906.47 KB
The Essence of Professionalism28.4 KB
The Short Arm of the Law324.64 KB
United States Supreme Court Update67.43 KB
Overview of the Greenbook23.22 KB
Staff Attorney Tips14.97 KB
Bluebook68.72 KB
Typography2.96 MB
Joint Appellate Seminar1.77 MB
Appeals and Ethics189.96 KB
Statistical Analysis of the Courts of Appeals1.14 MB
Hot Topics in Mandamus Practice35.74 KB
Mandamus Update122.27 KB
Current Mandamus Trends182.56 KB
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