DALLAS, TX—The Fears Nachawati Law Firm is announcing the formation of an appellate practice led by veteran appellate and complex litigation lawyers Ann Saucer and Misty Farris.
Ms. Saucer and Ms. Farris have high-level leadership experience preparing appellate briefs and written and oral arguments in complex cases. They have led appeals in state and federal courts and before the U.S. Supreme Court, including multidistrict litigation, class actions and high-profile complex litigation. They have provided appellate support internally for Fears Nachawati’s national complex litigation caseload and are now providing critical appellate support to outside trial lawyers and law firms.
Ms. Saucer has played leadership roles and handled key briefings in state and federal MDLs and class-action lawsuits against the manufacturers, distributors and retailers of addictive prescription opioids and other dangerous drugs. She has prevailed in arguments before the 5th and 9th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, state supreme courts in Texas, Mississippi and West Virginia, the Texas Court of Appeals in Dallas, and state and federal trial courts across the country.
Ms. Farris handles substantive briefing and appellate matters in a broad range of practice areas, including litigation involving dangerous drugs and medical devices and toxic torts. She is actively involved in litigation on behalf of the firm’s public-entity clients and pharmaceutical and medical device lawsuits.