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Overview

Theresa was drawn to healthcare law because of the impact the healthcare system has on people's lives.

Theresa advises hospital systems, physician groups, and mental health providers on a variety of state and federal regulations, including fraud and abuse laws such as the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, and False Claims Act; Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and reimbursement issues; the confidentiality of health information; and the changing regulatory landscape surrounding the provision of telehealth and telemedicine services. Theresa handles transactional work in the form of provider contracts with payors and health plans as well as various types of professional services agreements. Her mission is to address their legal issues so that they can focus on delivering the best care possible.

Theresa truly enjoys interacting with healthcare professionals and administrators and offering them legal support and strategies. Her mission is to address their legal issues so that they can focus on delivering the best care possible.

It's a mission that fits with her lifelong dedication to giving back: before beginning her legal career, Theresa worked with AmeriCorps VISTA and as an eighth-grade teacher in an underserved community. Today, pro bono work forms an important part of her practice.


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Services

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Health Care Law, 2021-2022

Education

  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center
    • cum laude
    • Houston Law Review
    • Health Law Organization
  • B.A., University of Texas at Austin
    • cum laude ampla et magna

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
Outside the Office

Theresa likes to stay active and especially enjoys bike rides with her husband, yoga and running.

She has run in several 5k events, which allow her to participate in the community, support a nonprofit and exercise at the same time. Theresa also enjoys reading mystery novels and spending time with her terrier, Leeloo. She and her husband usually visit a foreign country each year, with favorite destinations including Greece and Costa Rica.

Community Leadership

Theresa believes strongly in the importance of pro bono work to give back to her community. She often provides pro bono counsel to various legal aid clinics, especially veterans’ clinics.

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