Jeff Nobles

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Houston, TX

Husch Blackwell LLP
 | 600 Travis St, Suite 2350
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-647-6800
Fax: 713-647-6884
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1986
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate (70%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Media and Advertising (10%)
Attorney Profile

Jeff’s legal career began at the very heart of appellate work in Texas: after law school, he clerked in the First Court of Appeals in Houston, just as the historic Pennzoil Co. v. Texaco case was taking place. Houston quickly became a major epicenter for appellate matters, and Jeff soon focused his practice exclusively on litigating appeals.

A natural researcher and writer, Jeff enjoys complex legal issues including business disputes, media defense, probate matters, political controversies and bankruptcy issues. His passion is difficult cases, and the nature of appeals often means that he works with the same case for years at a time. He aims to develop long-term relationships with clients, and he’s proud of the successful resolutions he has reached on many complex matters.

Jeff has a true talent for grasping the legal questions and arguments on both sides of a case, and his tendency toward perfectionism means that he understands the case exceptionally well. This understanding and perspective help him develop the best argument possible: clients often say that Jeff tells their story better than they could ever tell it themselves.

Practice Areas

Appellate (70%)
Business Litigation (20%)
Media and Advertising (10%)

Appellate (70%): Appeals

Business Litigation (20%)

Media and Advertising (10%): Communications and Media Law

Focus Areas

Appeals, Communications and Media Law


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Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019

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About Jeff Nobles

Admitted: 1986, Texas


  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • "Texas Super Lawyer”, Civil Appellate Law, 2003
  • Houston Top Lawyers, Appellate Law, Houstonia Magazine, 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair, Houston Bar Association Appellate Practice Section, 1999
  • Houston Bar Association Council Member, 1994-1996
  • Chair, Houston Bar Association Appellate Court Delay Reduction Committee, 2000

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Chair, Appellate Pro Bono Committee, Houston Bar Association, 1995
  •  North American Ministerial Fellow, Union Theological Seminary
  • Director, Gulf Coast Legal Foundation, 1994
  • Houston Bar Foundation

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author, Federal Litigants Should Not Rely on Texas Laws Limiting the Amount and Expense of Supersedeas Bonds, 2015
  • Author, Are Unpublished Opinions Unconstitutional? Anastasoff v. United States, Appellate Advocate, State Bar Of Texas Appellate Practice Section, 2000
  • Author, Pay Now or Pay Later? Fourteenth Court Orders Clerk to Accept Cost Bond for Transcript, Appellate Advocate, State Bar Of Texas Appellate Practice Section, 1994
  • Co-author (with Alene Ross Levy), Transportation Insurance Co. v. Moriel: New Obstacles in the Path to Punitive Damages, Houston Lawyer, 1994
  • Author, Reversals in Texas: Supreme Court, Appellate Advocate, State Bar Of Texas Appellate Practice Section, 1990
  • Author, Reversals of Civil Judgments by Texas Appellate Courts, Appellate Advocate, State Bar Of Texas Appellate Practice Section, 1990
  • Author, A Roadmap for Litigators (Book Review), Houston Lawyer magazine, 1990
  • Author, Keeping Up with Temporary Injunctions, Houston Lawyer magazine, 1990


  •  Freedom Commc’ns., Inc. v. Coronado, 372 S.W.3d 621 (Tex. 2012) Freedom Commc’ns., Inc. v. Coronado, 372 S.W.3d 621 (Tex. 2012), 2012
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP v. Kingwood CrossRoads, L.P., 346 S.W.3d 37 (Tex. App--Houston [14th Dist.] 2011, pet. denied), 2011
  • Alexander, Dubose, Jefferson & Townsend, 503 S.W.3d 1 (Tex. App.—Beaumont 2016, pet. filed), 2016
  • Coronado v. Freedom Commc’ns. Inc., No. 13-13-00525-CV, 2015 WL 9434656 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi-Edinburg, Sept. 30, 2015, no pet.), 2015
  • Ashton Grove v. Nees, No. DF-106979 (Okla. Civ. App.—Apr. 25, 2013, cert. filed), 2013
  •  Barnes v. Stone Way Limited Partnership, 330 S.W.3d 925 (Tex. App.--Beaumont 2011, no pet.)., 2011
  • Stroman Realty, Inc. v. Antt, 528 F.3d 382 (5th Cir. 2008), 2008
  • In re ProAssurance Insurance Co., No. 05-15-01256-CV, 2016 WL 25645 (Tex. App.—Dallas Jan. 4, 2016, orig. proceeding), 2016
  • Heritage Gulf Coast Props., Ltd. v. Sandalwood Apartments, Inc., 416 S.W.3d 642 (Tex. App.–Houston [14th Dist.] 2013, no pet.), 2013
  • Davis-Lynch, Inc. v. Moreno, 667 F.3d 539 (5th Cir. 2012)., 2012
  • Big Dog Logistics v. Strategic Impact, 312 S.W.3d 122 (Tex. App.-Houston [14th Dist.] 2010, pet. denied), 2010
  • Shipley Bros., Ltd. v. Republic Nat. Bank, 2009 WL 2461443 (Tex. App.-Houston [1st Dist.] August 13, 2009, no pet.), 2009
  • Acadia Healthcare Co. v. Horizon Health Corp., 472 S.W.3d 74 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2015, pet. filed), 2015

Educational Background:

  • Princeton University, A.B., History, 1980

Industry Groups

  • Chemical
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Media
  • Real Estate
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Office Location for Jeff Nobles

600 Travis St
Suite 2350
Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 713-647-6800

Fax: 713-647-6884

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Last Updated: 6/26/2019

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