BACKGROUND, EDUCATION AND PRACTICE
Areas of Practice: Administrative Law, Healthcare Law, Occupational License Defense
Laura Diamond is an administrative and healthcare law attorney with experience representing healthcare providers in administrative proceedings. Ms. Diamond’s practice focuses on assisting individuals and businesses to defend their occupational licenses. She represents clients at the agency level (complaint, investigation, and informal settlement conference) as well as before the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH). Ms. Diamond advises dentists, nurses (RN, LVN), physicians, respiratory therapists, radiologic technicians, psychologists, and mental health providers including social workers and counselors (LPC, LCDC, LMFT, LSOTP).
Ms. Diamond also represents skilled nursing facilities and hospice providers regarding regulatory and administrative enforcement actions before the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Ms. Diamond is a partner in the firm of Dalrymple, Shellhorse, Ellis & Diamond, LLP. From February 2015 through June 2018, Ms. Diamond was an Of Counsel to the firm Carls, McDonald & Dalrymple, LLP. She practiced as an Associate at the firm of Riggs, Aleshire & Ray, PC. from March 2005 until January 2015. Ms. Diamond received a Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences from Concordia University at Austin in 1995 and her law degree from Baylor University School of Law in 2004.
Ms. Diamond is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Health Lawyers Association, and College of the State Bar of Texas. She also is a member of the Austin Bar Association and served as a Board Member of the Administrative Law Section from 2013 to 2018.
Ms. Diamond speaks regarding dental regulatory and compliance issues to professional organizations and industry groups. She also speaks to fellow lawyers regarding the potential consequences of criminal actions on occupational licenses.