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Now Recruiting: Litigation Associate

Hendershot Cowart P.C. is seeking a Litigation Associate with at least three years of experience to join our Houston office. The qualified candidate will have previous courtroom experience with strong interpersonal skills, a high degree of maturity, a willingness to learn, and a desire to accept significant responsibility and manage a challenging workload within a fast-paced environment. The role will include special emphasis on commercial litigation from case inception, discovery and motion practice through mediation or trial.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Analyzing, researching and drafting briefs addressing sophisticated legal issues on complex litigation, ranging from state and federal court motions to dismiss, summary judgment and class certification motions, writs and appeals
  • Drafting pleadings
  • Prepare discovery, briefing, and research
  • Making court appearances for hearings and trials
  • Participating in administrative hearings before OSHA, Texas Medical Board, Centers for Medicare Services and other state and federal agencies
  • Attending depositions
  • Conducting administrative hearings
  • Conducting mediations

Requirements for consideration:

  • Lead in evidentiary hearings
  • Experience leading Temporary Injunction and Temporary Restraining Order hearings
  • Good standing with the Texas State Bar
  • At least three years of prior experience at a regional or national law firm or an outstanding local firm
  • Proven track record of experience in successful complex commercial litigation
  • At least three years of years trial experience
  • Lead in depositions of both fact and expert witnesses
  • Lead in mediations
  • Practice in both State and Federal courts

Full salary and benefits based on experience.

Now Recruiting: Paralegal

Hendershot Cowart P.C. is seeking a Paralegal to join our Houston office. The qualified candidate will have impeccable written and oral communication skills, good judgment, keen attention to detail, strong organizational skills, a willingness to learn, and desire to accept significant responsibility and manage a challenging workload within a fast-paced environment. Discretion handling confidential information is critical. Five or more years of experience as a law firm paralegal is required, preferably in commercial litigation, health law, or transactional matters.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Research and analyze law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes

  • Prepare and file correspondence and legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, appeals, contracts, initial and amended articles of incorporation, deeds, and trust instruments for review, approval, and use by attorney

  • Investigate facts and law of case to determine causes of action and to prepare case accordingly

  • Assist attorneys with deposition, mediation, hearing, and trial preparation

  • Assist with discovery, including bates labeling and indexing documents

  • Proofread all work, including reading documents for content and context

  • Schedule and monitor a calendar of docket events and deadlines

  • E-filing with State and Federal Courts and Administrative Agencies

  • E-filing and searches with the Secretary of State

  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations

  • Open new clients and matters, and facilitate the conflicts process for new and existing clients

  • Perform other duties such as scheduling appointments, providing information to callers, composing and typing routine correspondence, assist with billing, client communication, and reading and routing incoming mail

Requirements for consideration:

  • A minimum of five years of litigation paralegal or related experience with a law firm

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved paralegal program preferred.

  • Must understand litigation from start to finish

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Highly motivated and energized by deadlines

  • Strong organizational skills; able to prioritize high-volume case load and multitask

  • Punctuality and satisfactory attendance

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Timeslips, and E-file

  • Experience with NetDocs a plus

  • Experience with TrialDirector a plus

Full salary and benefits based on experience.

About Hendershot Cowart P.C.

Founded in 1987, Hendershot Cowart P.C. is a team of skilled business, health law, regulatory, and OSHA defense lawyers. Our clients range from small- to midsize businesses throughout Texas to national health care organizations. We take pride in partnering with our clients for the life of their business, from start up to mature market leadership. We handle everything from small business disputes to multi-million dollar, high-stakes complex litigation and arbitration.

We would love to hear from you. If you are interested in joining our team you may send your resume to info@hchlawyers.com.

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