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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

SUMMARY

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

Admissions

  • 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
  • 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

Education

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

Awards

  • 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 really want to send a heartfelt thanks to you both for everything you've done for me over the past 15 months. There have been times when I was scared, confused, unsure and doubtful but you helped me through all of it and I was able to put a lot of things behind me because of your hard work and diligence. For the countless hours of preparation, mediations, planning, scanning, etc.; I cannot say thank you enough. Yesterday I saw excellence, when you asked the right questions at the right time and picked battles wisely. Now I get a chance to hit the reset button on my life and I couldn't be more elated! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!"

    - K.H.
  • "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. THANK YOU,"

    - Donna S.
  • "I needed a divorce attorney & I was lead to the best in Houston. They are sincere, attentive & extremely professional. They keep you updated explaining the process and sees 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.
  • "We had to hire lawyers to finish a divorce QDRO from 20 years ago. This law firm was the most pleasant legal experience we have ever had, the courtesy, competent, efficient, excellent staff was AWESOME to work with, Lori Blackwell, Holly, and all the others that 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 in these rough family situations, 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 on my recent divorce. 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. This brutal thing of divorce is tough and quite frankly, something I never want to go through again but y'all softened the blow for me through your care, concern, friendship and support. 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.
  • "Thank you very much for helping my client. I found your firm online and spoke over the phone for the first time and find out immediately it was the right firm for my client. My client was very happy with all your staff. We appreciate your hard work and understanding since for immigrants it’s not easy to understand the legal system, especially with the language barrier. YOU ARE AWESOME ATTORNEYS! THANK YOU!"

    - Former client
  • "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.
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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 30 years of quality legal representation

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