Mr. Ebaugh regularly argues criminal appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In 2020, he became board certified in criminal appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His greatest accomplishment, however, is his string of appellate victories on behalf of criminal defendants where the odds were stacked against them.
He also has a notable track record representing clients in civil appeals. For example, he persuaded a Texas appellate court to issue a reverse and render decision in a dispute concerning the Texas Declaratory Judgment Act. In a bankruptcy appeal, he persuaded a federal district court to affirm the bankruptcy court’s holding that a securities fraud judgment was non-dischargeable.
In short, Mr. Ebaugh has a unique background when it comes to appeals, having represented parties in both criminal and civil appeals in both federal and state courts.