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Overview

As a healthcare attorney, Dominic helps providers navigate a highly regulated landscape so they can focus on optimal patient care.

As part of the firm’s Healthcare Regulatory & Compliance Counseling team, Dominic guides a wide range of clients – from individual practitioners to large national hospital systems – on ever-changing state and federal regulations. Skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, hospices and home health agencies are among those relying on Dominic’s guidance regarding compliance, transactional and licensure matters including:

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement
  • Stark Law compliance
  • Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS)
  • False Claims Act (FCA)

Before joining the firm, Dominic was a medical billing auditor and analyst for nearly a decade at both a national third-party administrator and a Texas workers’ compensation insurance company. Clients appreciate his firsthand knowledge of Medicare compensability, disputes and appeals, audits and related issues. Dominic enjoys applying this background along with his legal skills to help clients streamline operations and avoid hurdles. 

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Education

  • J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law
    • magna cum laude
    • St. Mary’s Law Journal, comment editor; staff writer
    • Hispanic Law Students Association (HLSA)
    • Student Bar Association, president; treasurer, senator
    • Harlan Society Inductee
    • St. Thomas More Leadership Award
    • St. Mary’s Law Ministry Service Award
    • Innsbruck International Law Program Graduate
  • B.A., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
    • History major; pre-Law minor

Admissions

  • Texas

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Health Law Association (AHLA)
  • National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives (NALHE), Central Texas Chapter, President
2023 Pro Bono Champion
Outside the Office

Dominic is a cinephile.

He enjoys the cultural significance, impact and symbology of film. John Ford’s “The Searchers” is a favorite as is “Royal Tenenbaums” by Wes Anderson. Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” is a more recent selected best. When not watching movies, Dominic values time with his wife and two stepchildren.

Community Leadership

Dominic stays active in his community.

Dominic serves as the National Association of Latino Health Executives President of the Central Texas Chapter. In this role he brings together Austin community Hispanic healthcare leaders to strategize ways to bring equity and inclusion in healthcare leadership. Additionally, Dominic has revitalized the Central Texas Chapter, which is bringing programming and building community relationships to advance the chapter's goals. Dominic also serves as a leader for NALHE Talks Policy, which is a podcast and VLOG that discusses legal implications on healthcare issues and the Hispanic community. Dominic was recently awarded a NALHE service award for his role in NALHE Talks Policy. 

Dominic also serves as the Deputy President - Austin for the Hispanic National Bar Region XII. In this role Dominic assists the regional leadership in providing resources and activities to the region, which boasts more than 300 members in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. 

Dominic serves as the Austin Bar Association Health Care Section Treasurer, and in this role he provides healthcare thought leadership to the local healthcare bar community. ​