Healthcare Law Criminal Defense

The Cortez Law Firm provides you with a team of experienced lawyers, including a former Federal Criminal Judge, a former State Judge, and a former Assistant Texas Attorney General and Federal Prosecutor. We represent doctors and health care professionals who have investigatory and pending matters before the United States Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General and various departments of the State of Texas. We represent individuals facing multiple types of white-collar crime charges, including fraud in its various forms, bribery, insider trading, environmental crime, embezzlement, forgery, tax evasion, kickbacks, and money laundering.

If you have been arrested — or contacted by federal or state law enforcement agents requesting a meeting with you — do not give statements or cooperate in any way until you have a chance to speak with us. Don’t waste your time, don’t ruin your chances. Call us today.

  • Office of Inspector General (OIG) and U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) investigations and subpoenas (OIG/HHS fraud page here)
  • Accusations of kickbacks and other anti-kickback situations
  • False Claims Act situations
  • Qui Tam and other whistle blower cases
  • Medicare (fraud, billing and other)
  • Medicaid (fraud, billing and other)
  • Legal matters pertaining to pharmacies and laboratories such as:
    • Blood labs
    • Urine labs
    • Toxicology labs
    • Compounding pharmacies
    • Any other labs subject to CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) regulations
  • Department of Labor pertaining to health care and medical cases
  • Cases pertaining to TRICARE
  • Charges of making false statements to federal officers or investigators
  • Federal healthcare fraud and waivers of deductibles
    Health care fraud
  • Health care law compliance (including legal audits)
  • Health care and other medical business acquisitions and entity situations
  • Health care litigation