I am a trial lawyer. I founded Painter Law Firm PLLC in 2005.
Every day I help real people who've suffered catastrophic injuries because of medical negligence. I have significant litigation experience in medical malpractice, brain injury and serious personal injury lawsuits.
My initial career focus was science and medicine. My college degree is in biology. I received a full tuition scholarship to medical school from the U.S. Army. In my second year of medical school, I decided to pursue my interest in health law instead.
I was previously a hospital administrator. After medical school, I served two years as an officer in the U.S. Army, as a hospital administrator at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. I learned the ins and outs of hospital management, including quality of care and accreditation standards.
I know how hospitals and doctors think. I was previously associated with Houston's largest law firm, Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, where I represented hospitals, doctors and other health care providers. I know the strategies and techniques that defendants use to try to avoid responsibility for the harm that they cause to my clients.
I am a leader in the legal industry. I'm the editor-in-chief of The Houston Lawyer magazine. I have a perfect 10 rating by Avvo. Martindale Hubbell awarded me with its highest award, the coveted AV designation. Painter Law Firm has been consistently recognized for multiple years as a Better Business Bureau Pinnacle and Award of Distinction winner. Click here to read more about my experience and recognition.
I believe that my background gives me a unique perspective on medical malpractice cases. My firm and I work hard for our clients to get the best results.
- Baylor Law SchoolLaw (J.D.), 1997 - 1999
- West Virginia UniversityBiology (B.A.), 1989 - 1992
- Marshall UniversityMedicine (M.D. Candidate), 1992 - 1993
- Webster UniversityPublic Administration (M.A.), 1994 - 1995
- Painter Law Firm PLLCMember, 2006 - presentI help patients and their families who've been injured by medical negligence.
- Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.Senior Associate, 1999 - 2005I worked in the health law department, representing hospitals, doctors and health care providers.
- U.S. ArmyLieutenant, 1994 - 1996I was a hospital administrator at the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital.
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