Helping Clients Challenge Decisions and Overcome Successful Verdicts.

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Appellate lawyers are commonly referred to as “law lawyers,” and they play an invaluable role in helping clients who wish to challenge decisions or defend successful verdicts, and counseling trial attorneys in high stakes appeals. 

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Legal Guidance for Administrative and Civil Appeals in Texas

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Civil Appeals for Plaintiffs and Defendants

Our Texas appellate lawyers provide support and representation for all aspects of civil appeals for both plaintiffs and defendants, including:

  • Civil appeals and oral arguments – Our firm handles all aspects of civil appeals, working with plaintiffs and defendants on appellate strategies, research and writing, and oral arguments.
  • Litigation strategy – The most successful appeals begin long before trial ends. We trial attorneys prepare a record and conduct trials so as to best position their cases to win on appeal.
  • Mandamus and interlocutory matters – We seek efficiency with attention to the many nuances of mandamus and interlocutory matters to obtain appropriate relief as quickly as possible.

Business Litigation Appeals

Businesses demand insightful and well-prepared representation when litigating disputes. Backed by decades of active practice in business litigation – from contracts and partnership disputes to insurance claims and shareholder oppression – we have the breadth of experience to help businesses and trial lawyers prepare for and execute well-prepared appellate strategies.

Healthcare and Medical Law

Our health and medical law team provides physicians, medical groups, and medical businesses with experienced counsel and representation. With our knowledge of regulatory compliance, fraud defense, medical contracts, and more, we help providers and businesses explore appellate options in this challenging and ever-evolving space.

In addition to civil appeals, we also represent physicians and other providers in administrative hearings over medical licensing and disciplinary sanctions – including hearings before the Texas medical board.

Appeals for Estate and Probate Lawsuits

Probate disputes can make for contentious proceedings, as well as the potential for difficult appeals. Our firm can assist with representation in probate proceedings and with navigating unique rules pertaining to probate appeals under the Texas Estates Code and other applicable laws.

OSHA Law Appeals

OSHA is a significant and highly important area of concern for employers, which is why support from proven OSHA defense attorneys is so critical when violations create exposure to substantial penalties. Our firm maintains an active OSHA defense practice serving businesses throughout Texas and the nation in all types of administrative law matters, including citations defense and appeals.

Appellate Attorneys Serving Texas

Hendershot Cowart P.C. provides proactive assistance during trial proceedings to strategize for future appeals, and helps clients or counsel navigate all aspects of the appellate process and its special rules and procedures. We’re the firm trial lawyers call when they need assistance with matters that have implications at the appellate level, and when complex cases require a comprehensive approach.

If you are engaged in a matter with appellate potential, or would like to discuss representation or support services to initiate or defend against an appeal, you can be confident in choosing our team.

Why Choose Hendershot Cowart P.C.?

  • Award-Winning Texas Trial Lawyers
  • Over 100 Years of Collective Experience
  • Proven Results in Complex and High-Stakes Cases
  • Lead Counsel and Consulting Appellate Services

Discuss your appellate matter personally with an appeals attorney from Hendershot Cowart P.C. Call (713) 909-7323 or contact us online today.

An Overview of Our Appellate Legal Services

Led by Managing Shareholder Trey Hendershot, a nationally recognized trial attorney who has argued before multiple State Court of Appeals and the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, our team leverages an interdisciplinary approach in helping plaintiffs and defendants, appellants and appellees, and trial counsel reconcile the two largest differences between trial and appeal: the audience and the subject matter. 

“At trial the audience is a jury, and trial lawyers seek to persuade jurors that an operative set of facts did or did not occur. When there’s potential for appeal, one audience member is often overlooked: the judge. Appellate lawyers help persuade judges, both at trial and in appellate courts, that the law requires – or should require – a favorable outcome for the client.”

– Simon W. “Trey” Hendershot, Managing Shareholder, Hendershot Cowart P.C.

With their attention to the law as subject matter and the judge as part of the audience, appellate lawyers bring a different approach and depth of experience to legal teams. At HC, we do just that for clients with matters concerning:

  • Civil Appeals
  • Business Litigation Appeals
  • Health Care and Medical Law Appeals
  • Professional Licensing / Medical License Appeals
  • OSHA Law Appeals

From Our Blog: HC Celebrates a 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Win

Put a Proven Team on Your Side

Hendershot Cowart P.C. has earned the respect and esteem of our clients and colleagues. We carefully evaluate each appeal to determine legal merit, and advise clients so they can make an informed decision about whether to pursue an appeal.

With decades of experience in appellate law, we can evaluate your case and help you make a decision in your best interests. If we decide to pursue an appeal, we will skillfully guide you through the process and help you seek the best possible resolution of your case. If you have won at the trial court level and the other party appeals, we will vigorously defend the judgment in order have it affirmed on appeal.

If you would like more information about our appellate services or wish to discuss a potential case personally with an attorney, contact us.

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    “These folks represented me well and Ray was awesome. Ray was extremely easy to communicate with and was easy to get ahold of Ray also made himself available when I had questions or needed clarification on things. 10/10 would recommend.”
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