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Julia Pendery is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a former Chair of the Appellate Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association.  She is a former vice chair of the the American Bar Association Council of Appellate Lawyers.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Appeals
  • Representation of Landowners in Eminent Domain proceedings
  • Relief from Default Judgments

Professional Associations

  • Dallas Bar Association, Appellate Law Section
  • ABA Council of Appellate Lawyers
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas, Appellate Section


  • JD, SMU School of Law (1978)
  • B.A., English, Texas Christian University (1975)

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas

The question of whether Texas recognizes a cause of action for tortious interference with inheritance rights will go before the Texas Supreme Court in February.  The Court granted the petition in a case from the Amarillo Court of Appeals on December 23, 2016.  Justice Quinn wrote the majority opinion in Jackson Walker, LLP v. Kinsel

The Supreme Court of Texas clarified the Texas nuisance doctrine in Crosstex N. Tex. Pipeline, L.P. v. Gardiner.  Justice Boyd opened by noting that Dean Prosser declared nuisance as the law’s “garbage can.”  He proceeded to clean up this area of the law.

The Court said “nuisance” refers not to a defendant’s conduct or