Texas Appellate and Habeas Corpus Lawyer


Few Texas lawyers can match Chad Baruch’s broad experiences: recognized constitutional scholar, college basketball coach, high school administrator, private investigator, legal writing expert, political science professor, author, and Board Certified attorney in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

In the past 24 months, Chad has:

**Successfully represented the Office of the Dallas County District Attorney in the appeal of a contempt of court finding against the DA, obtaining reversal and a judgment of acquittal.

**Served as Special Prosecutor for the State of Texas in the appeal of a criminal case involving fraud charges against a high-profile criminal defendant.

**Successfully argued the appeal establishing that ownership rights to the original grave marker of Lee Harvey Oswald will be determined in Texas, rather than Illinois.

**Represented the family of a murder victim in seeking to have her killer, made famous by a hit movie, returned to complete his life sentence.

**Won the 2015 State Bar of Texas Gene Cavin Award, awarded to one Texas attorney each year for lifetime contributions to continuing legal education in Texas.

**Served as Chair of the Texas Bar College, the organization charged by the Supreme Court of Texas with improving professionalism among Texas attorneys through promotion of continuing legal education.

Chad focuses his practice on constitutional and appellate law matters. He is an award-winning speaker on appellate advocacy and legal writing, and has served on the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas as well as the State Bar College. In recognition of Chad’s commitment to justice for all Texans, the Texas Access to Justice Commission named him a Pro Bono Champion.

Chad has spoken on appellate writing at the Texas College for Judicial Studies, the National Summit of Appellate Judges Education Institute, the Annual Conference of Texas Appellate Staff Attorneys, and at a host of legal seminars. Chad was recognized on the Thompson Reuters list of Texas “Super Lawyers” and the D Magazine list of “Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, and in “Best Lawyers in America” in 2015.

Committed to his clients, respected by his peers, and devoted to justice for all, Chad is an appellate lawyer whose approach and experience make a difference.

Chad practices at the law firm of Johnston Tobey Baruch, P.C. To learn more about the firm’s practice, please visit our main website at johnstontobey.com.