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Trey Hendershot

Managing Shareholder

“When a client hires me, they get someone with 30-plus years of experience who is going to pay very personal attention to each and every matter that comes across my desk."
— Trey Hendershot


As a business owner or partner, you have worked tirelessly to build a livelihood that you are passionate about and proud of. The assistance of an experienced attorney can help ensure that your business has the right guidance to protect your assets through any business dispute or transaction. As the managing shareholder of Hendershot Cowart, P.C., I look out for the best interest of our clients by utilizing our many years of combined experience practicing business law, business litigation, health law, and regulatory compliance.

Our tagline is: "Your Attorney. Your Team. Your Law Firm for Life." And that's true. It's my approach to client service, and it lays the foundation for our collaboration – now and into the future.

Our Business Law Team Is Dedicated to Your Success

This dedication means we are actively involved with you, your business interests, and your legal challenges. Simply put, I am genuinely invested in building your venture, or in resolving your legal challenge, as is every attorney who works here. We are aggressive in pursuing your goals. We work to exceed your expectations using our experience, knowledge, and expertise.

My Goals Are Based on Your Goals

My decision to practice law was inspired by the strong work ethic of my father and grandfather. Being a successful attorney requires dedication and experience. Whether reviewing an employment contract or providing representation in complex business litigation or a governmental regulatory investigation, I am continuously seeking the best possible outcome for you and your business.

I have extensive experience representing businesses from startup to full operation, from helping file initial incorporation to managing multimillion-dollar transactions and litigation. I have counseled thousands of clients through litigation, arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, and with OSHA citation defense, Texas Medical Board and other licensing investigations, Anti-Kickback Statute and OIG investigations, fraud and abuse investigations, and STARK Law compliance.

Many of the clients I have represented for decades continue to flourish with my firm’s ongoing counsel. And when the inevitable litigation comes along, I've helped these same clients enforce their rights, defend against suits, and prevent future problems with sound regulatory and legal guidance.

Clients Receive the Attention of All Attorneys

Every week, each practice section collaborates as a team to discuss the various aspects of your case. Every attorney participates and is encouraged to provide input, even if that attorney is not actively working on your case. This approach allows us to create unique solutions for the success of your venture or the resolution of your legal challenge. My entire law firm's resources, expertise, and experience are applied to your matter.

My Faith Is the Ethical Foundation for my Law Firm

I am not shy about my faith. I am a Christian and have played an active role in the church for most of my life. Faith plays a major role in my approach to client service and case preparation. We don't cut corners. We are adamant about doing the best job that we can for you. And when the work is done, I personally review our clients' monthly bills and efforts recorded to be sure that you received the benefit for which you were billed. Not every law firm can make this claim.

Working Toward your Continued Success

My mission is to continue to gain the trust and confidence of the business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs I have the privilege of representing. Let me help take your business or healthcare practice to the next level, as I have done for so many friends and clients over my more than three decades as a business lawyer. I will zealously represent your matter with my personal attention, experience, and unparalleled preparation.

Primary Focus & Experience

  • Business Litigation and Arbitration
  • Health law
  • Regulatory Compliance and Investigation
  • OSHA
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Significant Engagements

  • Successfully represented Municipal Utility District in an appeal before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Successfully represented an underground utility contractor in OSHA litigation involving two worksite fatalities
  • Successfully represented founding physician in breakup litigation over large, multi-specialty practice
  • Lead counsel for seller in a private, for-profit hospital sale to a state university system
  • Corporate formation and set up of numerous medical practices including family practice, anesthesiology, cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, neonatology, neurosurgery, dermatology, nephrology, otolaryngology, pulmonology, radiology, rheumatology, neurology, internal medicine, pain management and psychology
  • Successfully represented physicians and medical students in all aspects of medical peer review proceedings and hospital staff privilege issues including summary suspension, due process hearings and appeals
  • Established compliance programs for physicians, pharmacies, medical groups, and medical device suppliers
  • Successfully represented founder of multi-million-dollar software company in hostile freeze-out attempt
  • Represented trust beneficiary in complex breach of fiduciary duty litigation against a large financial institution
  • Represented physician practice in litigation involving complex partnership dispute affecting multiple affiliated companies with multi-millions of dollars at stake
  • Represented Freestanding Emergency Center through trial and appeal phase in dispute with health insurance companies regarding payment of fees
  • Represented general contractors and subcontractors in litigation and arbitration alleging construction defects and construction delays
  • Successfully resolved multiple OSHA citations on behalf of employers and contractors with issues ranging from fall protection, asbestos abatement, personal protective equipment, confined space, lock out/tag out, trenching, and general duty clause violations
  • Litigated multiple partnership and shareholder disputes ranging from corporate control, buy outs, breach of fiduciary duty, and trade secrets to dissolution and minority shareholder oppression
  • Represented physicians and other professionals in litigation enforcing and defending against covenants not to compete and theft of trade secrets
  • Successfully represented numerous physicians in licensure proceedings before the Texas Medical Board in allegations such as alleged wrongful death, resignation from medical staff while under investigation, inappropriate procedures, improper professional relations, and failure to diagnose
  • Successfully defended physicians, physician practices, billing companies and medical providers in multiple OIG and AG investigations alleging improper billing activities or violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law
  • Represented e-prescribing company in litigation alleging patent infringement
  • Successfully represented and defended partners in a multi-million-dollar concrete and steel fabrication company in an attempted hostile takeover


  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Military Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Federal Claims


  • J.D., South Texas Collage of Law
  • B.B.A., Texas A&M University, Distinguished Military Graduate


  • Best Lawyer: Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, 2021 edition
  • The American Registry: America's Most Honored Lawyers, 2020
  • The American Registry: Distinguished Attorney, 2020
  • The American Registry: Houston's Top Lawyers, 2019
  • The American Registry: America's Most Honored Professionals, 2019
  • The American Registry: Distinguished Attorney, 2019
  • The American Registry: America's Most Honored Professionals, 2018

Committed To Protecting Your Interests

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  • "I realize that you are doing your job. But. I cannot say enough how grateful we are to you for your understanding, your on-the-ball-ness, your knowledge, and your support. This is an extremely tough time for us, and being able to depend on your excellence is invaluable."

    - Donna S.
  • "I was led to the best in Houston. They are sincere, attentive & extremely professional. They keep you updated explaining the process and see you through to the very end making it the best experience you can go through although its a tough time in your personal life. I appreciate the heartfelt conversations & support as they gathered information. I will recommend Hendershot Cowart, P.C. for years to come. Their commitment & work shows you got the right attorney!"

    - A.W.
  • "This law firm was the most pleasant legal experience we have ever had, the courtesy, competent, efficient, excellent staff was AWESOME to work with. Answered emails, questions, can't say enough kind words about this team of experts, would gladly refer to anyone who needs great, honest, efficient lawyers. Thanks to everyone, it's gratefully appreciated."

    - Chuck
  • "Thank you very much for your help, advise, and guidance...given the situation. You and your firm have been very helpful since day one. All my questions were answered. Not having gone through this, and not knowing what to expect, your help was given to me in ways I could understand clearly and accurately. I am very appreciative about that. My family and I are very pleased with the outcome. If I happen to come across anyone who needs someone to represent them, I will definitely recommend you and your firm and send them your way."

    - Brittany M.
  • "I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and your firm for your work. Your professionalism and thorough handling of my case was so appreciated and very refreshing. You did your homework better than I had and truly opened my eyes to things I would have missed without your attention to detail. We prepared for the worst, hoped for the best and quite frankly, ended up as close to the best as could have been achieved. Beyond the great job you did though and perhaps the most important aspect of my want to say thank you is how I feel now and how I felt in your office. I've dealt with your firm forever it seems and the personal touch and caring way of it continues in you, Trey, and all who I dealt with. Again, thank you so very much for your work on my case but more than that, for caring about me."

    - James M.
  • "When meeting with the attorney I never got any bad vibes on being judged on my financial capabilities and my race like some attorneys have done from my previous experiences. They listened to my needs and concerns and answered all my questions. They are very honest, keep it real attorneys. As far as my case, they work really hard on my case to no discrimination. I did not have to tell them what to do or what moves to make. They notified me in a timely fashion on any information. When it came down to court, they worked hard for me and I was granted everything that I requested. The associates and everyone in the office have such great customer service. I highly recommend their services to anyone."

    - Antoinette H
  • "I am writing this praise before the outcome of my case because I firmly believe no one else could have been more prepared, knowledgeable or compassionate. THEY ARE THE BEST!!!"

    - H.F.
  • "Our firm defended a client against a forced business sale. The client's response: Thank you Trey for your help throughout this process. Having you on our team was an integral part of our success from start to finish. Thank you for fighting for us and with us. Whoever brought you on board must be pretty smart! Oh wait....that's me! Great job, Trey! I look forward to the future!"

    - J.
  • "Our firm defended a health care client against a fraud and abuse investigation by the Office of Inspector General. The client's response: Trey, On behalf of myself and M., I would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation for an outstanding job in our presentations regarding the OIG matter. Your honest and thorough work and your belief in our honesty and integrity as physicians, which was conveyed to the OIG and resulted in giving us the opportunity to meet with them, was a smart move and is greatly appreciated. We truly appreciate all your hard work and representation."

    - A.
  • "Brazoria County Alternative Academy or BCAA as we are commonly referred has enjoyed a results oriented professional relationship with HCH. They have provided and continue to provide stellar legal counsel and representation in an array of areas that our organization does business. Specifically Mr. Ben Hisey has negotiated and represented us in major areas of our business and the communication he provides us has proven to be invaluable as our organization expands. thank you!! bcaa Board of directors"

    - Brazoria County alternative academy, inc.
  • "Excellent representation, timely follow-up and counsel. professional, ethical, client-focused team. understands what their clients are facing and provides guidance accordingly."

    - Lance B.
  • "Thank you so much for representing me. From mediation to negotiations to getting my case ready for trial - you've truly fought for the best interest of my family and I'm so grateful for your help and guidance."

    - B.B.
  • "After beginning to lose hope for a solution, we hired Hendershot Cowart, P.C. They quickly helped us reach a settlement and a plan we are so happy with and works for both parties. I recommend them for not only their skills but knowing you are in the hands of a good person."

    - Lianna
  • "I interviewed a number of attorneys before choosing Hendershot Cowart, P.C. They did a great job of helping to keep the end in mind when going through what it is a very emotionally charged area. Despite a pretty unsuccessful mediation procedure, we were able to move forward and get the best result possible. I would recommend them to anybody."

    - M.
  • "I couldn't be more pleased with their service, eagerness and knowledge of the law. They had reviewed my circumstance prior to my 1st consultation meeting and had a strategy already. If you are in need of legal representation I would look no further, this is by far the firm for you. Hat's off, you can add this to your win list!!!!"

    - Deborah
  • "Extremely professional, knowledgeable, and very timely in all consultations. I would definitely recommend, it was a pleasure to work with her."

    - Heather
  • "They worked on my case in excess of one year and took the time to investigate endless lies, manipulations, and misrepresentations about me and my kids to come to a reasonable parenting solution. It did take longer than I would like for those things to be found out, but my case was complicated and them sticking through with an open mind made the difference. They were professional during the entire process and my kids are in excellent shape and protected from the bad things that were happening to them."

    - J.
  • "Wonderful group of people ready to serve and assist clients in their time of need. Cannot say enough good things about this firm."

    - M.L.
  • "I want you to know how much I appreciate you and how thankful I am that I was referred to you. It’s been a lot of work on your end and I know that and it does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!"

    - Former Client
  • "Mr. Trey Hendershot, my wife and I thank you for all your efforts on our behalf. The weight of the last two years would have been too much for me to carry. Thank you for helping with carrying so much of that load. Warmest regards always."

    - D.
  • "Trey Hendershot is a very good lawyer, very reasonable, this is the lawyer you want in the health care business issues."

    - R.
  • "Thank you again for your incredible support and professionalism in helping us resolve the business conflict. We sincerely appreciate your dedication and drive in straightening out the most difficult situation in our life."

    - Raga and DC Gunnia
  • "I wanted to take a moment to thank you & your legal team for all of your assistance in handling my case. I am very pleased with the outcome. It means a great deal to me to be able to continue to work & do what I love, especially during this time when I am needed most. Your law firm has impressed me to no end, and should anyone I know ever need legal representation, I will be sure to refer them to you. Thank you again for everything."

    - Dr. R
  • "Been Working with these folks for around two years now. I have multiple people on the team who constantly have my back. I've had to ask for immediate help multiple times. They've always come through for me."

    - Joseph D.
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Reasons To Work With Hendershot Cowart, P.C.

  • We Value Relationships We’ll get to know you and what matters most
  • We Believe in Strong Communication You’ll know what’s going on from start to finish
  • We Have a Strong Record of Results Our team will create a strategy designed to protect you
  • We Strive to Exceed Your Expectations We value going above and beyond for each of our clients
  • We Believe in Loyalty to Our Clients We have over 100 collective years of quality legal represenation

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