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Tracy C. Temple


Tracy C. Temple began her legal career in litigation but switched to an appellate practice in 1998, when she joined the appellate group of a large Houston law firm. Board-certified in Civil Appellate Law since 2002, Ms. Temple has experience in all aspects of appeals and appellate litigation, including pre-trial and trial strategy, motions and issue briefing, error preservation, appellate briefing, and oral argument.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Temple served for several years as a staff attorney and chambers attorney to Justices J. Brett Busby and Jerry Zimmerer on the Fourteenth Court of Appeals.
Representative Experience
  • Prepared briefing and motion for rehearing in Supreme Court of Texas to successfully defend summary judgment in favor of insured on claim for equitable reimbursement by insurer.
  • Prepared post-judgment motions, appellate briefing, and oral argument to successfully reverse summary judgment in favor of plaintiff in case involving claims of breach of contract, fraud, and misrepresentation.
  • Prepared appellate briefing and argument in case to reverse dismissal of defendant on special appearance for lack of personal jurisdiction.
  • Participated in post-judgment motions and prepared appellate briefing in case to successfully defend against claims of statutory securities and common law fraud.
  • Prepared appellate briefing to successfully defend jury verdict in favor of defendants in equitable subrogation case against attorneys for malpractice.

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Litigation
  • Issues and Motion Practice
  • Energy & Natural Resources Litigation
  • Commercial Dispute Litigation
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Employment Defense Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Product Liability Litigation

Court Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit


  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D. – 1995
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Texas Christian University
    • B.S. – 1992