Ace Pickens

Of Counsel
Austin,  TX  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Healthcare
  • Physicians & Other Professionals
  • Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
Contact InfoTelephone: 512.479.9709
Fax: 512.479.1101
University University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., 1958
Law SchoolUniversity of Texas at Austin School of Law, J.D., 1962
Admitted1962, Texas; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Memberships
•Austin Bar Association
•American Health Lawyers Association
•State Bar of Texas


Ace has been involved in healthcare law and administrative law for many years. His extensive legal background works to the advantage of clients in health law, administrative law, governmental relations and mediation.

Before joining the firm, he was a partner at Brown McCarroll.

Awards and Recognitions
The Best Lawyers In America, Health Care Law, 1993-2015; Austin Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year, 2014
Austin Monthly, Best Lawyers in Austin, Health Care Law, 2002
Corporate Counsel, Top Lawyer in Health Care, 2011
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
Texas Super Lawyers, Administrative Law, 2003-2012
•Travis County Bar Association, Legend, 2002
•University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Leader of Distinction, 2002

Civic Involvement
•Austin Children's Cancer Center, Advisory Board
•Brackenridge Hospital, Strategic Planning Task Force
•Eldercare, Board of Directors
•John Ben Sheppard Leadership Institute, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Advisory Committee, 2004-present
•National League for Nursing, Texas Chapter, Board of Directors
•Shoal Creek Hospital, Board of Trustees, chair, 1981-1996
•Texas Adult Laubach Literacy (TALL), Board of Directors

•Represented clients in contested hearings and rulemaking before state and federal administrative agencies, including Texas Medical Board, Texas Department of Insurance, and Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
•Advised clients during appeals of administrative decisions from district courts to supreme court.
•Represented clients with specific health law problems, especially medical staff privileges of physicians and healthcare facilities.
•Mediated professional disputes, especially in medical legal matters.
•Advised clients on legislative matters as former member of the Texas House of Representatives, 1964-1973.

Business Insights

Business Insights
1.01.11 Look Inside - Look Around - Look Forward
Speaking Engagement
1.01.06 Discovery Practice Before the State Office of Administrative Hearing
Speaking Engagement
1.01.06 Defending License Revocation Actions: Anatomy of an Administrative Hearing
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1.01.05 Temporary Suspensions of Licensure
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1.01.96 Enforcement and License Revocation
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1.01.93 Peer Review and Physician Credentialing
Speaking Engagement
1.01.93 Deans of Administrative Law: Point-Counterpoint
Speaking Engagement
1.01.90 Increased Involvement of Health Care Providers in the New Texas Workers' Compensation System
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Speaking Engagement
1.01.90 How Not to be a Hearing Examiner
Speaking Engagement
1.01.90 Health Law Conference on Hospital-Physician Relationships
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Speaking Engagement

In The News
8.19.14 Husch Blackwell Boasts 106 Best Lawyers on 2015 List, Seven “Lawyers of the Year”
Energy & Natural Resources Financial Services Food & Agribusiness Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Real Estate, Development & Construction Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation News Release
8.16.13 Best Lawyers 2014 Names 109 from Husch Blackwell, 13 “Lawyers of the Year”
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Real Estate, Development & Construction Financial Services Energy & Natural Resources News Release (Board Certified, Administration Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization)


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Office Information

Ace Pickens

111 Congress Avenue, Suite 1400
AustinTX 78701-4093


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