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The Woodlands, TX

The Woodlands Towers at the Waterway
9950 Woodloch Forest Dr #1300
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Phone: 346-443-4300
Fax: 346-443-4343

The Woodlands Appellate Attorney

Knowledgeably Appellate Attorneys Representing Clients in Montgomery County and Greater Houston Area

Conveniently located near:

  • IH 45
  • East Shore
  • Woodlands Waterway
  • Market Street
  • The Woodlands Mall

Consultations by phone and online video. In person by appointment only.

Clouthier Law offers a full-service appellate practice to help you with your unfavorable judgment or verdict in your lawsuit or trial.

The attorneys at Clouthier Law recognize the flaws in the justice system and are committed to holding the justice system accountable for its mistakes. Upon entering our office, you will immediately realize that we are a unique law practice. The office environment offers a calm, welcoming, and peaceful atmosphere so that clients, potential clients, and loved ones feel at home while dealing with such stressful life-altering legal challenges. The attorneys and staff at the firm are fully committed to serving our client’s needs, and we sincerely care about each and every person that walks through our doors. We are not just experienced and knowledgeable, but we take the time to listen to our client’s story, as we have learned that many of our clients have not had an opportunity to have their side of the story heard.

What Courts of Appeals Will My Case be Heard?

Cases out of Harris County, Texas are heard by the First or Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas, and cases out of Montgomery County, Texas are heard by the Ninth Court of Appeals in Beaumont, Texas. Civil cases can then be further appealed to the Supreme Court of Texas, and criminal appeals to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

The First and Fourteenth Courts of Appeals have nine justices each, and the Ninth Court of Appeals has four justices. Each year, the courts of appeals decide a significant number of cases. In 2019, the number of civil appeals filed are as follows: 720 in the First Court of Appeals, 223 in the Ninth Court of Appeals and 779 in the Fourteenth Court of Appeals. Further, the number of criminal cases are: 419 in the First Court of Appeals, 212 in the Ninth Court of Appeals, and 429 in the Fourteenth Court of Appeals.

Therefore, it is of utmost importance to hire an attorney that understands the appellate system so that your appeal is thoughtfully considered by the court.

What About Federal Appeals?

Federal appeals derived from Texas district courts are heard at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, Louisiana. Cases further appealed go directly to the United States Supreme Court. The principle attorney, Susan Clouthier, is licensed to practice in each of the forementioned federal courts, therefore can assist your appeal, no matter the subject matter or area it originated.

What are My Chances to Win?

This is probably the question the attorneys are asked the most often. Unfortunately, it is impossible to estimate the probability of success on appeal. Each case must be evaluated on its own merits; however, your chances increase if you hire an attorney highly knowledgeable about appeals.

Does My Judgment Have to be From Montgomery County to Hire Clouthier Law?

Absolutely not! The nature of appeals allows us to handle cases anywhere in the State of Texas, and we can even handle many federal appeals throughout the country. Since most of the work is completed and filed remotely, where the case originated does not preclude an attorney from being retained on appeal. Our primary office is located in the Woodlands, Texas, and we always welcome our clients and loved ones of clients to visit our office by appointment.

Client Reviews
“Susan has worked tirelessly for years filing appeals on my behalf. Finally her efforts and persistence has paid off. After serving 11 and 1/2 years, I was released from Federal Prison and have been able to return to my family and help once again with raising my children [now age 16]. My family and I owe a debt of gratitude which we will never be able to repay. The love we feel for Susan is immeasurable.” Joe R.
“Our case was complicated and time critical. Susan took charge of the entire process, keeping us updated with texts, phone calls and emails. She worked through a Holiday weekend to make certain our case got the attention and success required to bring our loved one home. It is also very important to know that she has sophisticated research tools, which are IMPERATIVE when you have to navigate through the Appeals process.” Jack H.
“Susan is a thoroughly dedicated professional that has a unique empathy for cases that reveal the misapplication of justice that so often affects those with limited resources. Through her tireless efforts, one of my best friends had six years reduced from his sentence. The family and I will be forever grateful to Susan.” James P.
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