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Extensive Experience in all Aspects of Appellate Law

Lucy Forbes has extensive experience in all aspects of Civil Appellate Law


Lucy has drafted briefs and petitions to the appellate courts and the Texas Supreme Court and presented oral arguments. She has handled all manner of appellate issues and strategy at the trial and appellate courts. 


She has experience with preservation of error and the the jury charge. She has also handled post-verdict and post-judgment strategy and motions, including supersedeas bond issues.

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Baylor Law School Graduate, Top 9% of Class

Lucy Forbes graduated from the Baylor Law School in 1998, in the top 9% of her class. She was the managing editor of the Baylor Law Review. 


Before then, she graduated from the University of Houston, Main Campus, with a Bachelor of Science Degree, major in Biology, minor in Chemistry.

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Previous Firm and Court Experience

Before starting her own Firm, Lucy worked as a trial associate at Baker Botts; as a staff attorney at the Fourteenth Court of Appeals; and as an appellate associate at Wright, Brown & Close (now known as Wright, Close & Barger).

Recent Speeches

Lucy Forbes is a speaker on appellate issues in Continuing Legal Education programs for lawyers:

  • Texas Association of Appellate Court Attorneys Conference, "Personalizing Your Computer for Efficient Legal Writing," in Austin on September 4, 2019 


  • Appellate Issues - Arbitration, "What You Need to Know About Experts and Arbitration,"  Houston Bar Association Family Law Section, at the South Texas College of Law Houston on March 1, 2019


  • Post-Judgment Appellate Issues, "Taking it to the Limit One More Time: Preserving the Record for Appeal,"  Houston Bar Association Family Law Section, at the Petroleum Club, Houston on November 7, 2018

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Downloads

Personalizing Your Computer for Efficient Legal Writing - TAACA (pdf)

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TACTAS - Officer and a Board of Director

Lucy is proud to serve as an Officer, the Treasurer, and is on the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists. TACTAS members include only attorneys and judges who are Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law, Civil Trial Law, or Personal Injury Trial Law. She has been on the Board since September of 2016 and her term as Treasurer began September of 2018.



State Bar of Texas Appellate Section - Co-Chair: Local Bar Committee and Social Media Committee

Lucy is proud to serve as a Co-Chair of the Local Bar and Social Media Committees of the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section. Her term as Co-Chair of Committees began September of 2018.

HITS Theatre - Officer and a Board of Director

Lucy is proud to serve as an Officer, the Secretary, and is on the Board of Directors of HITS Theatre. HITS is a nonprofit organization with two major goals for children in the arts: education and performance. A HITS education helps transform children into disciplined team players, creative thinkers, and confident communicators. She has been on the Board since November of 2018 and her term as Secretary began October of 2019.