Experience

Emmert Law Firm, P.C. 2014 – Present
Shareholder

Health Law

  • Practitioner Representation - Broad range of healthcare and business transactions for health care providers
  • Integrated Practices - Create multidisciplinary practices for physicians and other providers in Dallas, Austin, Houston and East Texas regions.
  • Regulatory Compliance - Stark, Anti-kickback, False Claims Act, HIPAA)
  • Licensing Boards - Represent practitioners before Texas Medical Board and other providers before their licensing boards
  • Litigation - Represent providers in litigation matters including malpractice, contractual, employee, collections and premises liability disputes
  • Physician Contracting - Draft and negotiate contracts with providers, facilities, suppliers, and various business contracts
  • Civil Investigative Demands – DOJ/OIG

Business Law

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Commercial Transitions
  • Real Estate Contracting

Eminent Domain

  • Condemning Authorities and Landowners
  • Special Commissioners Hearings
  • Eminent Domain trials throughout North Texas

Election Law

  • Candidate Representation
  • Recounts and Election Contests
  • Campaign Finance Reporting
  • Writs of Mandamus

Mediation

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Eminent Domain

Burford & Ryburn, LLP 1995 – 2014
Partner, 2000-2014
Associate, 1995-2000

  • Medical Malpractice Litigation
  • Hospital Operations and Compliance
  • Commercial and Eminent Domain Litigation

Professional Involvement & Recognitions

American Bar Association 2017 – Present
Health Law Section

Texas Bar Association 1995 – Present
Health Law Section

Dallas Bar Association 1995 – Present
Health Law Section

National Republican Lawyers Association 2015 - present

Association of Attorney – Mediators 2015 – 2017

AV Preeminent Rating 2016 – Present
Martindale – Hubbell

“Super Lawyer” recognition, a Thomson Reuters service 2003 & 2004

Civic Involvement & Recognitions

Republican Party of Texas
General Counsel 2019 - Present
Assistant General Counsel 2017 - 2019

Dallas County Republican Party 2011 – 2016
Chairman

Institute for Policy Innovations 2016 – Present
Board of Directors and Research Fellow

UNT Dallas – School of Law 2014 – 2016
Board of Visitors

Methodist Charlton Medical Center 2010 – 2016
Board of Advisors

City of Cedar Hill 2004 – 2010
City Council Member

Best Southwest Partnership 2006 – 2010
Chairman & Board Member

Civic Leader of the Year 2003
Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce

Cedar Hill Economic Development Corporation 2001 – 2003
President & Board Member

Mensa International 2004 – Present

Ten Most Influential People in Dallas 2013
Yahoo! News

Education

Baylor School of Law, Juris Doctor 1995

  • Mock Trial Team
  • Order of Barristers

Abilene Christian University, B.A. Business and International Studies 1992
Magna Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

  • State of Texas
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • State Courts and Courts of Appeal
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas

Reported Cases

  • In re Lenny Lopez, __ S.W.3d __, 2018 Tex. App. LEXIS 1023 (Tex.App. – Tyler 2018)
  • In re Kristi Pena, 2017 Tex. App. LEXIS 1843 (Tex.App. – Dallas 2016) [Unpublished]
  • Barko v. Genzel, 123 S.W.3d 457 (Tex.App. – Eastland 2003, no writ)
  • Rice v. Pinney, 51 S.W.3d 705 (Tex.App. – Dallas 2001, no writ)