Litigation Strategy & Civil Appeals

Civil Appeal Litigation Strategy

Non-Criminal Civil Appeals in Texas

The most successful appeals require ample preparation, often beginning long before trial has ended. By collaborating with proven civil appellate lawyers, trial attorneys can benefit from invaluable foresight and experience that enables them to best position their cases to prevail on appeal. A well-structured approach and strategy are crucial to future success, especially in complex litigation with potential implications at the appellate level.


Please note: Our lawyers do not take criminal appeals cases.


Our Strategic Approach to Civil Appeals

At Hendershot Cowart P.C., our appellate lawyers counsel trial attorneys and clients throughout the state of Texas in a range of civil appeals. Our comprehensive approach and focus on preparedness have been utilized by top attorneys, major corporations, and in challenging cases with proven results, and have earned our team a reputation as skilled and highly experienced strategists.

Hendershot Cowart P.C. goes beyond in our efforts to serve as consultants or lead counsel in civil appeals across Texas – from complex litigation strategy and trial support to record preservation, research, writing, oral arguments, interlocutory matters, and more. Call (713) 909-7323 or contact us online to speak with a member of our team.

Preparation, Appeals and Proven Results

Civil appellate cases can be won or lost by how well lawyers anticipate and prepare for key issues that define the strategy for negotiation, litigation, and appeal. As the team of “law lawyers” trial attorneys turn to in challenges cases, our civil appeals team knows the importance of early involvement and counsel, which can help trial attorneys and clients:

  • Prepare pretrial strategy and mandamus motions
  • Evaluate major procedural and technical issues as they unfold
  • Anticipate potential implications at the appellate level
  • Construct litigation strategies driven by foresight and experience with appeals
  • Prepare a record and litigate to best position a case to win on appeal
  • Minimize potential for error and inefficiency

By bringing a different approach and depth of training to litigation, our appellate team helps trial lawyers and clients identify potential points to be highlighted in any future arguments regarding procedural errors or errors in interpretation and application of the law, and structure strategies and steps that take those issues and their potential appellate implications into account as trials unfold. Our team consults trial lawyers and represents clients in litigation in a range of civil matters – from contract disputes and commercial torts to insurance and intellectual property law.

In addition to litigation strategy and trial support, we provide guidance through all phases of the appellate process, a task that requires a keen understanding of not only technical and operative legal facts in a case, but also the special rules, procedures, and considerations that drive the appellate process. For even the most seasoned litigators, support from dedicated appellate professionals, especially at the earliest possible stage, can be invaluable.

Learn More About Our Civil Appellate Services. Call (713) 909-7323

Cultivating a competitive edge in civil appellate matters demands preparation, experience, and a focused approach, and is most fruitful when addressed long before a notice of appeal is ever filed. Backed by decades of experience, we provide the counsel and service trial lawyers and clients – whether plaintiffs or defendants – need in high stakes litigation.

Our appellate team is led by Managing Shareholder Trey Hendershot, who has presented oral arguments before numerous state appellate courts and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. His experience and the insight of our well-versed litigation and appellate lawyers have driven our success, and our reputation as true professionals.


For more information about our civil appeals and trial support services anywhere in Texas, call (713) 909-7323 or contact us online to request an initial consultation.

Why Choose Our Team? Unwavering Commitment to the Success of our Clients
  • We Shoulder the Legal Burden.™
    And let you get back to business.
  • We Want to Be Your Law Firm for Life.
    We take a vested interest in our clients' success – from start to finish.
  • We Believe in Prompt, Personal Attention.
    As a boutique law firm, we unite real experience with personal attention.
  • We Serve Clients Throughout Texas and the Nation.
    We handle matters from the Red River to the Rio Grande and beyond.
  • In Business Since 1987.
    Let us put the full force of our 100+ years of combined experience to work for you.

What Our Clients Say

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