Our Difference

Why Choose Us?

Get to Know Our Houston Law Firm

Since our founding in 1987, our Houston law firm Hendershot Cowart P.C.​​​​ has cultivated a reputation as industry leaders in the areas of business law and litigation, health care law, and health care fraud defense. Equipped with more than 100 years of collective experience, our Texas attorneys take a comprehensive approach to guiding clients through their legal journeys.

Our mission - to exceed your expectations, an objective achieved through relentless preparation, meticulous investigation and professionalism driven by experience and understanding.

Learn more about our legal team and services when you call (713) 909-7323 for an initial consultation.

Our Firm’s History

Our firm was founded in Houston, Texas, in 1987. Raymond Kerr aligned his practice with a colleague to establish a growing Texas law firm that would grow to be national in scope. Trey Hendershot joined the firm as an associate and now serves as Managing Shareholder leading our business law, litigation and healthcare law legal team. 

Katie Cowart was elected shareholder in 2018 with a focus on federal issues. We began 2024 with the promotion of two new partners: Ian McNeill and Ray Panneton.

Throughout our firm's history, we have represented clients on both sides of legal disputes. Because we represent clients on both sides, we understand our opponents and can create and implement legal strategies that help us achieve optimal results in court, during settlement negotiations, and in transactions.

Who We Serve:

We Serve Clients throughout Texas and the United States, Including:

Business Law and Litigation

  • Individuals, investors, and entrepreneurs
  • Small- and mid-size businesses
  • Large, national corporations
  • Publicly traded companies
  • Shareholders, partners, and business owners
  • Construction contractors

Healthcare Law and Healthcare Fraud Defense

  • Dentists
  • Physicians
  • Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, LVNs, RNs, and other licensed healthcare professionals
  • Medical practices
  • Medical groups
  • Healthcare suppliers
  • Hospitals
  • Med spas, IV hydration, ketamine, and weight-loss clinics
  • MSO and DSO investors and partners
  • Durable medical equipment (DME) entities
  • Diagnostic centers
  • Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs)
  • Free-standing emergency centers (FECs)
  • Compounding pharmacies

To schedule a confidential consultation, call (713) 909-7323 or contact us online.

Recent Case Representations

  • Defended a corporate client during trial and obtained take-nothing judgment as to plaintiffs' claims.
  • Delivered successful settlement for an integrated e-prescribing provider in a federal patent infringement lawsuit.
  • Serving as general counsel for numerous small- to mid-size businesses, including a freight-hauling business, realtor team, medical billing service, social media marketing firm, medical waste company, general contractor, and many others.
  • Successfully represented free standing emergency clinic in litigation with a private insurance carrier at trial and appellate levels.
  • Provided critical legal guidance to physicians and healthcare executives regarding HIPAA, the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the False Claims Act, and commercial real estate compliance.
  • Structured numerous management service organizations in compliance with Texas’ Prohibition Against the Corporate Practice of Medicine.
  • Successfully represented water utility district in ADA litigation at trial and appellate levels.
  • Defended residential real estate builder and related entities from contractual and construction defect claims in state court and in arbitration.
  • Drafted and obtained an emergency temporary restraining order (TRO) for a company and its majority owners in derivative proceeding, providing the ability to regain control and access to proprietary information.
  • Negotiated multi-million-dollar judgment against the defendant in a fraud case on behalf of a client.
  • Overturned an OSHA citation for a demolition company cited for a job site fatality on a multiemployer worksite.
  • Successfully represented the founder of a multi-million-dollar software company in a hostile freeze-out attempt.
  • Represented trust beneficiary in complex breach of fiduciary duty litigation against a large financial institution.
  • Successfully represented the founder of a multi-million-dollar software company in a hostile freeze-out attempt.
  • Represented trust beneficiary in complex breach of fiduciary duty litigation against a large financial institution.
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

  • “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.”
  • “Philip has been nothing short of amazing! He genuinely cares about his clients and is very accessible, a quality that is rare to find in other lawyers. He is meticulous and efficient, which are great qualities to have. I cannot recommend him enough.”
  • “Ian McNeill is a fantastic lawyer and a great person. I had the pleasure of working with him closely on a high level PSM OSHA project, and our company's top leadership group was very impressed with the outcome of the project.”
  • “Great communication and extremely knowledgeable team.”
  • “The Hendershot Cowart Law Firm has been and will continue to be part of our legal team. They provide the utmost professional services towards our South Texas medical practice. Trey Hendershot and Keith Lefkowitz are very receptive, skilled and amazing...”
  • “My business partner and I had a very complex time sensitive situation with a breach of a contract on a real-estate transaction. We hired Ky Jurgensen to help with the case and he took action immediately, same day we called he went to work.”

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