Dalrymple, Shellhorse, Ellis & Diamond, LLP
Attorneys at Law

Legal Services

Areas of practice.

Long Term Care 

DSED represents and advises long term care providers in appeals of administrative and civil monetary penalties, Medicaid/Medicare terminations, resource utilization audits, license denials and revocations, Medicaid fraud and recoupment matters, and defense of actions brought by the Texas Attorney General’s Office. We also advise clients on regulatory compliance and licensure matters, changes of ownership, due diligence and property rights.  Our clients include nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities, and home health agencies.  

Transactional, business and civil litigation and criminal defense

DSE&D lawyers assist individuals and companies in business related matters, including Qui Tam litigation, Medicare/Medicaid fraud and abuse claims, business formation, terminations, acquisitions and employment/labor law issues. Our lawyers also represent health care professionals in criminal matters with a clear understanding of the potential for a criminal case to negatively impact the professional’s license, career, professional reputation and livelihood.   

Professional license defense 

DSED lawyers have a combined 45 years of representing licensed health care professionals. Our lawyers represent and advise Physicians, Physician Assistants, Dentists, Nurses (Advanced Practice, Registered Nurses and Licensed Vocational Nurses), Pharmacists and Pharmacies, Psychologists, and other Mental Health professionals (such as Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors and Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Providers).

We regularly assist clients with responding to licensing board complaints and investigations, and we appear with clients at Informal Settlement Conferences, Ethics and Committee meetings, and in contested cases before the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH). DSED lawyers also assist their clients with complying with administrative regulations, implementation of best practices, HIPAA compliance (including breach notification and risk assessments), compliance with disciplinary requirements and development of plans of correction. 


DSE&D Lawyers represent clients before: 

Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH)

Health and Human Services Commission (THHSC)

Office of the Inspector General (HHSC-OIG)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP)

Office of the Attorney General of Texas (OAG)

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS)

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS)

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)

Office of Civil Rights (OCR)

Texas Medical Board (TMB)

Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE)

Texas Nursing Board (TBON)

Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP)

Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (TSBSWE)

Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (TSBEPC)

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (TSBEMFT)

Texas Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors Program (LCDC)

Texas Council on Sex Offender Treatment (CSOT)

Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP)