With more than three decades of legal experience, Jim brings extensive knowledge and know-how to the regulatory and business needs of his healthcare clients. He practices administrative and healthcare-related business litigation with a focus in the area of licensure and license defense.
Jim advises clients on disciplinary actions and misconduct allegations that range from standard of care issues and boundary violations to chemical dependency. He has substantial experience in peer review matters, credentialing, Medicaid and Medicare fraud allegations and disputes with insurance carriers. In his 30-plus years of practice, all with Husch Blackwell, Jim estimates he has helped more than 800 physicians, dentists, psychologists, LPCs, marriage and family therapists, nurses, physician assistants and numerous other healthcare professionals.
In addition to his work with the various professional licensing boards, he has substantial litigation experience in the area of non-competes, physician group break-ups, management agreements, billing and software/EMR vendor problems and other health care related business disputes. Jim prides himself in problem-solving and creating business and economic-oriented solutions to disputes.
Jim has lived in Austin since 1976, is married and has three grown children. He enjoys the empty-nest lifestyle with the children visiting often, golf, biking, traveling, music and cooking.
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