Missy’s health care-related litigation experience includes medical malpractice defense, physician anti-trust claims, credentialing lawsuits, and other litigation involving health care provider clients. She represents hospitals, academic medical institutions, health care insurers, physicians, nurses, and other health care providers (as well as their affiliates) in all aspects of risk/claims management and operational and regulatory compliance (medical staff bylaws, provider credentialing, Joint Commission and Medicare conditions of participation standards, HIPAA/HITECH, EMTALA, nursing and physician peer review, HCQIA fair hearing proceedings, end of life/bioethics, professional licensing and disciplinary proceedings). Her practice also includes advising clients regarding insurance coverage issues and disputes.
Missy is licensed to practice in the United States District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Texas. She is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a member of the State Bar of Texas (Member of Litigation, Health Law and Insurance Sections), Austin Bar Association, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, and South Texas Society for Healthcare Risk Management. She has been designated a “Texas Super Lawyer”, a Thompson Reuters publication, each year since 2007. She is AV rated. Missy graduated cum laude from Baylor University in 1988 where she earned a B.A. in speech communication. She received her J.D. in 1991 from Baylor University School of Law, cum laude, where she was also Lead Articles Editor and Notes and Comments Editor, Baylor Law Review.
•Joined Germer Beaman & Brown in 2004
•Board Certified, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
•Personal Injury Trial Law
Recognitions and Honors
•American Board of Trial Advocates
•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
•Texas Bar Foundation, fellow
•City of Dripping Springs - Tax increment Reinvestment Zone
•Board of Directors - 2016 to present
•Dripping Springs Library District (governmental taxing district)
•President - 1997 to Present
•St. David’s North Austin Medical Center
•Bioethics Committee - 2004 to present
•St. David’s South Austin Medical Center
•Advisory Board of Trustees - 2011 to present
•Sunset Canyon Baptist Church
•Texas Hospital Association
•Advance Directives Work Group - 2004 to present
Texas Bar Foundation.
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
•State Bar of Texas
•Civil Litigation Section
•Healthcare Law Section
•South Texas Society for Healthcare Risk Management
•Texas Association of Defense Counsel
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