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Laura R. O'Hara



901 Main Street
Suite 6000
Dallas, TX 75202
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J.D., Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas, 1992
B.A., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1983
State Bar Licenses
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Texas

Laura R. O'Hara


Laura O'Hara serves as the Healthcare Business Unit Leader.  She has 27 years of experience representing healthcare providers and other clients in the healthcare industry, with an emphasis on the representation of physicians, hospitals, and healthcare organizations in complex professional and commercial litigation, investigations, and administrative proceedings involving allegations of professional negligence, fraud and abuse, wrongful credentialing, sham peer review, and corporate direct and vicarious liability.

Laura also advises clients and manages issues including  HIPAA compliance and breach reporting,  reimbursement/third party payor disputes, recoupment demands, governmental audits and investigations, physician employment agreements and collaborative practice agreements,  best practices on policies and procedures, Food and Drug Administration Rules and Regulations and Emergency Use Authorizations, compliance, risk management, and subsidiary liability.


  • Legality of Social Media - HIPAA and Patient Cell Phones in the Office, Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society (February 2018)
  • Due Process in the Peer Review Context - What Does it Really Mean?, Med Staff News American Health Lawyers Association (December 2016)
  • Anatomy of a Peer Review, Dallas County Medical Society (March 2016)
  • Ebola, Protecting Yourself, Your Workplace, and Your Employees, Strasburger Labor & Employment Series (November 2014)
  • Peer Review - Pitfalls and Perils, Strasburger Health Law Symposium (May 2013)
  • Disclosure of Unanticipated Outcomes - Why, When, Who and How?, Strasburger Health Law Counsel Series (2007)


  • Editor. Law Enforcement Requests for PHI - What is Permissible? (2010)
  • Editor. Strasburger Health Industry Online (2006-2007)
  • Poliner v. Presbyterian - An Overview (2005)
  • EMTALA - The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (2005)
  • EMTALA - What you Need to Know (2004)
Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubble
Dallas Bar Association, Member
American Association of Healthcare Lawyers, Member
UT Arlington Masters of Science in Healthcare Administration, Advisory Board Member
Lymphoma Research Foundation, Event Chair
Nexus Recovery Center, Former Board Member
Practice Areas
Healthcare LawLitigation