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The business of health care is constantly evolving. The regulatory environment that governs the way medical providers do business grows increasingly complex. The potential for error is high, and so are the stakes. A single mistake can put the future of a medical practice in jeopardy.

At Kennedy, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, we have been helping health care providers build their businesses, navigate the regulatory environment and achieve success for over 20 years. Based in Dallas, we serve doctors, hospitals and other providers in Texas and nationwide. Regardless of the hurdle that stands between you and treating your patients, you can trust our team to overcome it.

Our Attorneys

Mark S Kennedy

Mark S. Kennedy is the founder of Kennedy Attorney & Counselors at Law, a health law firm in Dallas, Texas. The firm's practice is focused on health law and health care provider regulatory compliance.

Mark has handled a wide array of cases and has broad-based experience. He formerly was Assistant Regional Counsel to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He served nine years in the Dallas Region and was the lead litigation attorney for the 5-state region. He represented the Health Care Financing Administration (now Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, "CMS"), the Inspector General, and other Departmental Agencies in the federal trial and appellate courts and various administrative tribunals.

Mark has represented the government in many cases concerning Medicare and Medicaid involving payment and reimbursement disputes, fraud and abuse enforcement, health and safety compliance, and provider bankruptcy. Prior to his work with HHS, Mark was associate counsel for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee.

In private practice, Mark's depth of knowledge in health care regulation has proven to be an invaluable asset in successfully representing clients in a wide array of civil and regulatory matters. His background and experience provide him a unique understanding of government decision-making and procedures.

Mark's broad-based health care regulation background has brought him numerous honors including the HHS General Counsel's Excellence in Legal Services Award (1992). He was selected to serve as a representative to the North Texas Health Care Fraud Working Group and as faculty of the National Health Lawyers Association. Mark is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Oklahoma Bar Association, American Health Lawyers Association, and participates in other State and Local professional associations. He also is a member of the Dallas Bar Association and was elected to its Executive Health Council.

Lurese Turell

Lurese A. Terrell is a senior attorney at Kennedy, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, a health law boutique, in Dallas, Texas. The Kennedy Law Firm is focused on health law and regulatory compliance.

Lurese brings extensive administrative and regulatory law experience to Kennedy. After receiving her bar card, Lurese joined the firm of Durkin & Associates in Hurst, Texas. At Durkin, Lurese practiced employment law, workers' compensation law, and general civil litigation. In 2005, she joined the Silvera Firm in Dallas, Texas, where she continued her practice in workers' compensation law and civil litigation.

Lurese received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oklahoma. Boomer Sooner. She attended Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas and received a Juris Doctor. She is a member of the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity International.

Lurese is licensed to practice before the Texas State Courts, as well as in all the Federal District Courts in Texas. She is admitted to the 5th and 10th Circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity International, and through Kennedy, the Texas Association for Home Care and the Medical Equipment Suppliers Association.

Trey Scott

Trey Scott is the Coordinating Attorney at Kennedy, Attorneys & Counselors at Law. Trey received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business degrees from Texas Tech University and his Juris Doctorate from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M University School of Law.) While in law school, Trey was a member of the arbitration competition team as well as a student bar association representative. He also was a law clerk to the 106th District Court of the State of Texas.

Trey has significant experience in healthcare law. This experience includes: medical malpractice litigation, administrative and regulatory appeals and disputes, professional board matters, and overpayment disputes.

Trey is licensed to practice law before Texas State Courts as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas. Trey is also licensed to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Madison White

After graduating from Louisiana Tech University and while attending law school at SMU Dedman School of Law, Madison decided to use her entrepreneurial spirit and interest in health law to tackle business matters in the healthcare industry. Before working at Kennedy, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, Madison clerked in-house at Methodist Health System. Madison's practice currently includes a variety of health law matters with a focus on contract disputes and compliance education. She serves as a dedicated partner to clients, collaborating to provide creative, efficient solutions to achieve client goals.

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