Dallas Legal Veterans Creating Health Law Powerhouse at Stewart Dugger & Dean

Oct 01, 2010, 11:56 ET from Stewart Dugger & Dean

DALLAS, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A select group of attorneys from Dallas are coming together to form a true one-stop legal destination for hospitals, physician groups and other health care providers.  Dallas-based Stewart Dugger & Dean will be led by health care industry veterans James M. "Mac" Stewart, Keith Dugger and Mitch Dean. The three experienced attorneys will open their new firm in early 2011 after winding down their current practices at Stewart Stimmel LLP and Dean & Dugger PLLC.

"Stewart Dugger & Dean will bring more than 50 years of pure health law experience to the table," says Mr. Stewart. "Together, we know the health care industry from the inside out and we're looking forward to putting that combined knowledge to work for all of our clients."

Mr. Stewart has represented doctors, nurses, hospitals and other major health care companies for more than 30 years, and has been honored in The Best Lawyers in America and the Texas Super Lawyers list. When not helping clients with operational issues and developing effective management practices, Mr. Stewart can be found in the courtroom, where he has developed a long track record of effectively representing some of the country's most recognized health care providers.

Both Mr. Dugger and Mr. Dean have served as in-house counsel for large health care organizations, and provide clients with more than 20 years of combined experience in operational, regulatory and transactional health law matters. Their clients include national and regional hospital systems, Fortune 500 companies, physician groups and individual health care providers.  In their current practice at Dean & Dugger PLLC, they regularly advise clients on anti-fraud and abuse laws, HIPAA, EMTALA, Medicare/Medicaid, licensure and certification, managed care contracting, and joint venture planning and implementation.  Both have been honored in the Texas Rising Stars list based on their extensive work in health care law.

"We've known Mac for 10 years, and we've done a lot of great work together already," says Mr. Dean. "All three of us are looking forward to channeling our capabilities to help health care clients handle the many pressures they face in today's marketplace."

For more information on the new firm, please contact Barry Pound at 800-559-4534 or barry@androvett.com

SOURCE Stewart Dugger & Dean