Tony Cobos speaker at the Advanced Administrative Law conference on August 24-25, 2017 summarizing legislative changes regarding healthcare agencies and licensees.

  During the 2017 Legislative session, 14 healthcare agencies were reviewed by the Texas Sunset Commission. “Sunset” review is a process whereby state agencies are evaluated by the Sunset Commission as to an agency’s effectiveness in carrying out its statutory duties, whether the agency should continue in existence, and whether possible statutory changes are needed […]

Practicing Medicine Without a License

A woman from Florida is facing allegations of falsifying her nursing license as well as her doctorate degree. The investigation into her background started when Ponte Vedra Home Care attempted to determine whether or not her license was still active. They were unable to resolve whether she was licensed or not, so they notified the […]

The Best Lawyers in America 2016©

Tony Cobos was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America 2016©” in the field of Health Care Law. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. […]

Michael Sharp, Speaker at 22nd Annual Advanced Medical Torts Conference

On March 12, 2015, Michael Sharp addressed  the 22nd Annual Advanced Medical Torts Conference sponsored by the State Bar of Texas. The conference is attended by many medical malpractice attorneys and is primarily directed towards  advanced practitioners dealing with health care claims. As many may know, professional Texas Medical Board complaints many times go hand […]

OIG Exclusions

As many healthcare providers know, the OIG has the authority to exclude individuals and entities from federally funded health care programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. The exclusions fall into two categories, mandatory and permissive. OIG is required by law to exclude any healthcare providers from participation who have been convicted of criminal activity falling […]

Tony Cobos Speaker at 26th Annual Advanced Administrative Law Course

On June 11, 2014 Tony Cobos was a panel speaker at the 26th Annual Advanced Administrative Law course sponsored by the State Bar of Texas. The conference is attended by many agency and defense bar counsel. The subject matter was “Deference to Final Agency Decisions- Point/Counterpoint and Practical Considerations”. Mr. Cobos and Mr. Scott Freshour, […]

Courtney Newton and Christopher Sharp Named as Partners

  Sharp & Cobos, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that on January 1, 2013 Courtney Newton and Christopher Sharp were named as partners in the Firm. When formed in 1999, founding attorneys Michael Sharp and Tony Cobos sought a partnership in which shared values and philosophies, combined with effective, efficient and ethical approaches, would not […]