Our Story

About Us

The firm was founded by Andrew M. Edison, David T. McDowell, and Thomas F. A. Hetherington, three highly regarded trial attorneys in Houston, Texas. The firm was renamed McDowell Hetherington in January 2018 when founding partner Andrew Edison was appointed to the federal bench as a United States Magistrate Judge. Since the firm opened in 2009, it has expanded to four offices, located in Texas, California, and Florida. Founded on the core belief that top-quality litigation and trial services can be delivered in a cost-effective manner, McDowell Hetherington has established itself as a national firm with depth in the energy, insurance, and financial services sectors. Our attorneys handle complex cases throughout the United States in virtually every area of business and the law.

Litigation Expertise

Litigation is our specialty. Our team has over 250 years of unsurpassed commercial and civil litigation experience in a broad range of issues. McDowell Hetherington has served as lead counsel in complex lawsuits around the country, at both the trial and appellate levels. We have extensive experience in commercial litigation, appellate work, class action litigation, RICO and antitrust actions, lobbying, and high stakes arbitrations. Our attorneys have successfully handled cases across the United States in virtually every area of business and law, including life, health, and disability insurance litigation, annuities and other financial product litigation, energy litigation, securities and antitrust litigation, insurance coverage litigation, condemnation and land use litigation, construction and real estate litigation, intellectual property and trade secret litigation, and a wide variety of cases involving business torts, contractual disputes, personal injury, and products liability. Our expertise allows clients to turn to us with cases in various stages of litigation and in any jurisdiction, especially when a more seasoned hand is needed on a suddenly risky, high-profile matter.

Nationwide Reach

McDowell Hetherington has represented clients in matters pending in virtually every state in the country. Our business model is built to solve problems for clients coast-to-coast by ensuring a geographically broad base of legal experience. Our clients appreciate that they can hire MH to represent them in nearly any venue in the country. The continuity in representation by MH often results in reduced costs to our clients’ bottom line.