Civil Trial and Appellate Litigation

Litigation, mediation, and arbitration are expensive. Your best legal outcomes require preparation, thoughtful communication, consistency, and creative solutions. Mr. Vara is skilled in providing thorough trial support, methodical appellate brief writing, and vigorous oral advocacy to aggressively protect a client’s interests in all areas of civil law and includes:

  • Jurisdiction and venue issues
  • Discovery disputes
  • Motion practice
  • Jury selection
  • Pre-trial Charge conferences
  • Motions for New Trial

Mr. Vara has successfully represented individuals, businesses, and law firms in these courts:

  • Texas state, district, and county courts
  • Texas courts of appeal and the Texas Supreme Court
  • United States district courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit & U.S. Supreme Court

In today’s world, a successful verdict or judgment in a civil lawsuit is just the beginning. The defense of a hard earned victory is frequently determined on appeal by a review conducted by a Texas court of appeals, Texas Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals or United States Supreme Court. Careful appellate evaluation of an unsuccessful judgment for reversal on appeal or sustaining a tough victory can be daunting to many attorneys. Deadlines and traps can besiege the unwary and inexperienced counselor. An appellate court decision can undo years of work and expense and result in an unsatisfactory precedent that affects future cases for years. Mr. Vara analyzes legal issues, evaluates the merits of an appeal, files post-trial motions and briefs, and evaluates settlement potential for clients.

Winning at trial requires a client to have competent appellate counsel who knows the nuances of the law that may apply to the facts in his/her case as it is eventually applied by the appellate courts. Please contact us when you want competent, independent, counsel for trial or appeal.

Your concerns are our priorities. If you need legal representation, please contact us.

Our Legal Team

Gilbert Vara, Jr.

Attorney at Law

For more than 30 years, I have practiced law with an emphasis on litigation and appeal of disputes involving civil law matters.


Lynn M. Broderick


Since the creation of Mr. Vara’s firm in 1993, Lynn has been the firm’s Paralegal. Lynn has a thorough knowledge of civil litigation, corporate, real estate, estate planning, and probate.


Krystin N. Miller


Krystin is a tremendous resource to the firm and its clients and brings a steady, precise, knowledge of the court system, trial work, and transactional matters.

Office Hours

Mon. - Fri.: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

The Spectrum Building
613 N.W. Loop 410, Suite 840
San Antonio, Texas 78216-5507

Phone: (210) 742-1410
Fax: (210) 742-1414

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