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Overview

Ace has been involved in healthcare law and administrative law for many years.

His extensive legal background works to the advantage of clients in health law, administrative law, governmental relations and mediation.

Before joining the firm, he was a partner at Brown McCarroll.


Industry

Services

Recognition

  • BL Rankings’ The Best Lawyers In America©, Health Care Law, 1993-2020; Lawyer of the Year, Austin Health Care Law, 2014
  • Austin Monthly, Best Lawyers in Austin, Health Care Law, 2002
  • Corporate Counsel, Top Lawyer in Health Care, 2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Thomson Reuters' Texas Super Lawyers, Administrative Law, 2003-2012
  • Travis County Bar Association, Legend, 2002
  • University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Leader of Distinction, 2002

Education

  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law
  • B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Austin Bar Association
  • American Health Law Association
  • State Bar of Texas
Experience
  • Represented clients in contested hearings and rulemaking before state and federal administrative agencies, including Texas Medical Board, Texas Department of Insurance, and Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
  • Advised clients during appeals of administrative decisions from district courts to supreme court.
  • Represented clients with specific health law problems, especially medical staff privileges of physicians and healthcare facilities.
  • Mediated professional disputes, especially in medical legal matters.
  • Advised clients on legislative matters as former member of the Texas House of Representatives, 1964-1973.
News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | August 15, 2018
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2019 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 143 Husch Blackwell attorneys in its 2019 directory. The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and five attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | August 15, 2017
Husch Blackwell Places 156 Lawyers in 2018 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 156 Husch Blackwell lawyers in its 2018 directory, breaking the firm’s old record of 151 set last year. The firm also has 10 attorneys listed as “Lawyers of the Year” and 15 lawyers who have made the list for the first time.

Community Leadership
  • Austin Children's Cancer Center, Advisory Board
  • Brackenridge Hospital, Strategic Planning Task Force
  • Eldercare, Board of Directors
  • John Ben Sheppard Leadership Institute, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Advisory Committee, 2004-present
  • National League for Nursing, Texas Chapter, Board of Directors
  • Shoal Creek Hospital, Board of Trustees, chair, 1981-1996
  • Texas Adult Laubach Literacy (TALL), Board of Directors

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