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Every year, Mike Northrup (head of the Cowles Thompson Appellate practice) provides statistical analysis of the activities of the Supreme Court of Texas during the prior calendar year.

For example:  Mike observed that during the 2023 calendar year, the Court disposed of 100 causes — consisting of 86 causes taken on petition for review, 11 original mandamus proceedings, and 3 certified questions.  (100 causes is slightly higher than the average.)

Please see Mike’s post at this link to our Reverse and Render appellate blog for more details.


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Mike Northrup is a Shareholder and Section Head of the Cowles and Thompson Appellate Practice Group. He practices in both the trial and appellate courts in cases involving personal injury, insurance issues, employment law, commercial disputes, and zoning disputes. He also provides litigation support to attorneys in other sections of the firm. Mike served as a briefing attorney for former Chief Justice Thomas R. Phillips, Texas Supreme Court, 1988-89. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Hastings College of Law and SMU Dedman School of Law. He is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.