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Lisa K. Smith

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Lisa K. Smith

  • Bar Memberships
    • State Bar of Texas
  • Board Certified, Health Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • J.D. University of Texas School of Law
  • B.S. Stephen F. Austin State University, magna cum laude

Lisa Smith has been advising clients on health care legal matters for over 30 years. She joined Brown & Fortunato more than 25 years ago, and she is currently of counsel. She has 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. She assists the firm’s health care clients with payor audits, due diligence reviews, and health care regulatory compliance issues in general. Lisa has expertise in physician recruitment, managed care contracts, open meetings/open records requirements, and billing audits. She also has considerable experience in assisting health care providers with voluntary disclosures and responding to governmental investigations.

Though she was born in Santa Monica, California, Lisa has spent almost all of her life in Texas and is currently based in the San Antonio area. She received her undergraduate education at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. She graduated in 1981, magna cum laude, with a B.S. in Computer Science.

After college, Lisa worked as a Systems Analyst for Pennzoil Company in Houston. After working five years for Pennzoil, Lisa decided to change careers. She enrolled in the University of Texas School of Law at Austin, Texas, and received her J.D. in December, 1989.

Early in her legal career she began focusing on Health Law by representing hospitals, pharmacies and durable medical equipment companies.  Lisa has written articles for numerous publications on a variety of health law issues, and has spoken at national and state conferences.

Lisa is Board Certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is an active member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Health Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and currently serves as a member of the Health Law Section Council. She was appointed to serve on the Health Law Advisory Commission for the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for a term which recently expired.  She previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Second Chance Foundation, a non-profit corporation devoted to providing assistance to physically-disabled individuals.

Lisa and her husband Kent, have two daughters, Paige and Ally.