ATTORNEY PROFILES

MATTHEW J. AGNEW
Matthew J. Agnew joined Brown & Fortunato as a member of the Health Care Group. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, American Health Lawyers Association, the Amarillo Bar Association, and the Amarillo Young Lawyers Association.… » More


JEFFREY S. BAIRD
Jeffrey S. Baird is the Chairman of the Health Care Group of Brown & Fortunato, P.C. The Health Care Group represents an extensive client base of home medical equipment (“HME”) companies, pharmacies, hospitals and other health care providers throughout the United States… » More


MARY M. BEARDEN
Mary M. Bearden is board certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a former chair of the Health Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. She has spent her entire legal career representing hospitals and other providers in the health care industry.… » More


JOHN BEN BLANCHARD
John Ben Blanchard is a litigator with over thirty years of experience in both state and federal court. After practicing in Beaumont, Austin and Amarillo for twenty-six years, John Ben joined Brown & Fortunato, P.C..… » More


RICHARD F. BROWN
Richard F. Brown co-founded Brown & Fortunato, P.C. in 1995 after twenty years of private practice in Amarillo. He has distinguished himself as an outstanding lawyer and a valuable citizen in the Amarillo community.… » More


JOHN M. BYROM
John M. Byrom joined Brown & Fortunato as a member of the Oil and Gas Group, and his practice focuses on title examination. John is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Amarillo Area Bar Association, and Amarillo Area Young Lawyers Association.… » More


GREGG R. CANNADY
After 18 years of private law practice at a leading Dallas law firm and 5 years serving as general counsel for one of Texas’ largest home health care providers, Gregg R. Cannady joined Brown & Fortunato, P.C.. … » More


BRADLEY A. COOK
Bradley A. Cook joined Brown & Fortunato, P.C., as a member of the firm’s Health Care Group. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Amarillo Bar Association, the Amarillo Young Lawyers Association, and American Health Lawyers Association.… » More


ALLISON L. DAVIS
Allison L. Davis joined Brown & Fortunato, P.C. as a member of our Labor and Employment law team. She practices primarily in employment litigation, employment counseling, and commercial litigation. Allison represents clients in a wide range of litigation matters, including employment discrimination, wage and hour issues, and business disputes.… » More


ETINOSA J. EDENARU
Etinosa J. Edenaru joined Brown & Fortunato as a member of the Oil and Gas Group. She assists oil and gas clients with issues associated with conveyancing, leasing, and title examination. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Amarillo Area Bar Association, and the Amarillo Young Lawyers Association.… » More


MICHELE FORTUNATO
Michele Fortunato co-founded Brown & Fortunato, P.C. in 1995, after practicing as a transactional lawyer for nine years in Houston and Amarillo. Michele has demonstrated skill as a business attorney and warmth as a citizen of the Amarillo community.… » More


MATTHEW H. HAND
Matthew H. Hand is a civil litigator, admitted to practice law in the states of Texas and Oklahoma, and board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. … » More


BRADLEY W. HOWARD
Bradley W. Howard is a litigator with an emphasis in employment, commercial and transportation law. After seven years of practicing law in Albuquerque, he returned to his hometown of Amarillo in 1998 to join Brown & Fortunato, P.C. … » More


ROSSANNA J. HOWARD
Rossanna J. Howard joined Brown & Fortunato as a member of the firm’s health care group. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Health Lawyers Association, the Amarillo Area Bar Association, and the Amarillo Young Lawyers Association.… » More


ELIZABETH H. JEPSON
Elizabeth H. Jepson joined Brown & Fortunato, P.C. as a member of the firm’s Health Care Group. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Health Lawyers Association, the Amarillo Area Bar Association, and the Amarillo Young Lawyers Association. Elizabeth is also a member of the Institutional Review Board at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – Amarillo, which reviews research protocols to protect human research subjects.… » More


DENISE M. LEARD
Denise M. Leard draws from a diverse legal experience to contribute to the Health Care Group at Brown & Fortunato, P.C.… » More


JEFFERY A. MCCARN
Jeffery A. McCarn’s practice is focused on oil and gas and oil and gas related litigation. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Amarillo Area Bar Association, and Amarillo Area Young Lawyers Association.… » More


CASSIE M. ROSS
Cassie M. Ross joined Brown & Fortunato to practice in general business matters and transactions. She assists clients with sales, acquisitions, mergers, creation of new entities, and conversions of existing entities. Her transaction practice includes representation of durable medical equipment companies and pharmacies in connection with sales and acquisitions.… » More


ALLISON D. SHELTON
Allison D. Shelton has represented hospitals on a variety of matters, including responses to possible EMTALA violations; contractual arrangements with providers, governmental entities, and other private parties; HIPAA compliance issues; preparation of Medical Staff Bylaws; policies and procedures; rules and regulations; and matters involving credentialing and the peer review process.… » More


JOSHUA I. SKORA
Joshua I. Skora joined Brown & Fortunato, P.C. as a member of the firm’s health care group. His practice focuses on representation of durable medical equipment suppliers, manufacturers, pharmacies, hospitals, home health agencies, and other health care providers. He counsels clients on complex corporate and regulatory issues, including fraud and abuse, compliance, reimbursement, Medicare/Medicaid enrollment, audits, and investigations by federal and state governmental agencies.… » More


LISA K. SMITH
Lisa Smith has been advising clients on health care legal matters for over twenty years. She joined Brown & Fortunato, P.C. with a strong background in regulatory compliance and frequently assists clients with contractual arrangements and reimbursement issues. Lisa is routinely involved in analyzing arrangements under the various federal and state fraud and abuse laws, and represents pharmacies on a wide variety of issues including compounding parameters.… » More


JONATHAN E. STERLING
Jonathan E. Sterling joined Brown & Fortunato, P.C. as a member of the litigation group and focuses primarily on oil and gas, employment, insurance, and breach of contract disputes. Jonathan is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Amarillo Area Bar Association, and the Amarillo Area Young Lawyers Association.… » More


TRACEY G. TOLL
Tracey G. Toll is a member of the firm’s health care and litigation groups. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Amarillo Area Bar Association, the Amarillo Young Lawyers Association, the Houston Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association Health Law Section, American Bar Association, and the American Bar Association Health Law Division.… » More


MICHELE M. TRAN
Michele M. Tran joined Brown & Fortunato in 2015 as a member of the firm’s health care group. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Amarillo Area Bar Association and the Amarillo Young Lawyers Association. … » More


LAURA M. WOODS
Laura M. Woods joined Brown & Fortunato, P.C. in 2014. She practices in the firm’s Transaction Group and assists clients with sales, acquisitions, entity formation, corporate governance, contract review and drafting of legal documents. Laura is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the State Bar of Minnesota. … » More


I. ALFONSO ZAMBRANO
Alfonso Zambrano joined Brown & Fortunato, P.C. in 2010. His practice focuses on oil and gas and business transactions. Alfonso is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Amarillo Area Bar Association and the Amarillo Young Lawyers Association.… » More