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Interesting Statistics

The following chart from the Houston Chronicle depicts how long argued cases have been pending before the Texas Supreme Court and the number of deciding opinions each of the justices wrote in Fiscal Year 2007.  Though intended to expand on recent controversies, it provides some perspective nonetheless.


D. Todd Smith
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D. Todd Smith is an Austin-based civil appellate specialist who works with trial teams from the earliest stages of litigation. In trial courts, he takes the lead on strategic analysis and briefing, jury charges, and potentially dispositive motions, all with a focus on preserving error and positioning cases for appellate review.

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