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Houston Civil Appeals Lawyer Serving Texas

Skilled Representation for Non-Criminal Appeals

If you have been involved in a civil dispute and took your case to trial only to get an unfavorable result because the judge made an error, you want an experienced lawyer to help asses and protect your rights. If the mistake concerned an issue of law, you have the right to appeal to a higher court. The civil appeals process, however, is substantially different from trial. You want an attorney who understands the appeals process, and brings the unique skill set necessary to be successful in the appellate courts.

Please note that we do not take criminal appeals. Continue reading to find out more about the cases we handle.

Whether you are defending a successful verdict or challenging a decision, the Texas appellate attorneys at Hendershot, Cannon and Hisey, P.C. have the knowledge and experience to help you achieve the best possible results. Call (713) 909-7323 or contact us online to speak with a member of our team.

How Experienced Appellate Attorneys Can Help

For trial lawyers with difficult legal and procedural issues, it is essential to work with experienced appellate attorneys. Often called the “law lawyers,” appellate counsel are important to the trial team because of the two primary differences between trials and appeals: 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. Another audience member is often overlooked: the judge. Appellate lawyers help to persuade judges, both at trial and in the appellate courts, that the law requires – or should require – a favorable outcome for the client. With their attention to the law as subject matter and the judge as part of the audience, appellate lawyers bring a different approach and a depth of training and experience to the legal team.

Your Firm for Life

Hendershot, Cannon and Hisey, P.C. is a Texas law firm providing appellate consultation and representation throughout Texas. Hendershot, Cannon and Hisey, P.C. is the firm that trial lawyers call when they need assistance with complicated matters that could have implications at the appellate level. Our legal team serves as lead counsel on appeals and as consultants on appellate-related matters throughout the trial. These matters can include motions, record preservation, interlocutory appeals, and writs of mandamus, among others.

Managing Shareholder, Trey Hendershot, has conducted oral arguments before multiple State Court of Appeals and in the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. All of Hendershot, Cannon and Hisey, P.C.’s appellate lawyers work for both plaintiffs and defendants, appellants and appellees, in state and federal appellate and trial courts, focusing on:

  • Civil appeals and oral arguments – Our firm handles all aspects of civil appeals, working with plaintiffs’ attorneys and defendants’ attorneys on appellate strategies, research and writing, and oral arguments.
  • Litigation strategy – The most successful appeals begin long before the trial has ended. The firm provides legal counsel to help trial attorneys prepare a record and conduct their trials so as to best position their cases to win on appeal.
  • Mandamus and interlocutory matters – Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C. seeks efficiency, with attention to the many details involved in mandamus and interlocutory matters to obtain the appropriate relief as quickly as possible.

Our attorneys at Hendershot, Cannon and Hisey, P.C. have chosen to provide responsive representation, backed by a partner-heavy, hands-on approach. We carefully evaluate each appeal to determine if it has legal merit, and advise clients so they can make an informed decision whether to pursue the appeal. With decades of experience in this area of law, we can evaluate your case and help you make a decision that is 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 judgement in order have it affirmed on appeal.

Discuss Your Case with a Texas Appellate Attorney

If you are considering appealing an adverse decision or if an adverse party is appealing a case in which you are involved, we can assist in your appeal. Contact us today for more information regarding our appellate expertise. Hendershot, Cannon and Hisey, P.C. serves clients in appellate courts throughout Texas and before the 5th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals.

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