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H. Dan Johnston

H. Dan Johnston

Director

Civil Trial Law; Healthcare Law. Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Dan Johnston joined SJRM in 1986 as a law clerk and continues to practice in the firm’s healthcare revenue cycle management and reimbursement practice groups. Mr. Johnston is the attorney in charge of the firm’s hospital lien, estate/probate, and self-pay (uninsured) healthcare reimbursement sections. He also practices with the firm’s general civil litigation section. Mr. Johnston is rated AV® Preeminent™ and has been recognized as one of the Top Rated Lawyers™ in Healthcare by Martindale-Hubbell®.

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Randal L. Payne

Randal L. Payne

Director

Healthcare Law; Business Law; Civil Trial Law, including Personal Injury; Transportation Law. Board Certified Civil Trial Law.

Randal Payne joined SJRM in 1983 as a law clerk prior to becoming an attorney in the firm’s litigation section in 1985. His practice includes healthcare law and litigation in the areas of insurance, business, and personal injury. Mr. Payne is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is also licensed to practice law in Colorado. Mr. Payne has earned the highest Martindale-Hubbell® rating in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards: AV® Preeminent™; and since 2013 has been recognized as one of the Top Rated Lawyers™ in Healthcare by Martindale-Hubbell®.

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Lynne Sassi

Lynne Sassi

Director

Civil Trial Law; ERISA; Workers' Compensation; Healthcare Reimbursement. Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Lynne Sassi joined SJRM in 1993 as a legal assistant prior to becoming an attorney in the firm’s litigation section in 2003. Ms. Sassi concentrates in the areas of healthcare law and litigation, including healthcare reimbursement, workers compensation, ERISA, and network contracting.

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Mason C. Meyer

Mason C. Meyer

Director

Civil Trial Law; ERISA; FMLA; Healthcare Law. Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Mason Meyer returned to SJRM in 2002 as an attorney in the firm’s litigation section after serving in private practice for 8 years. Mr. Meyer concentrates in the areas of healthcare reimbursement, workers compensation, and ERISA.

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Michael Johnston

Michael Johnston

Senior Attorney

Civil Trial Law; Corporate, Partnership, Business & Transaction Law; Healthcare Law; Real Estate. Board Certified Civil Trial Law.

Michael Johnston joined SJRM in 1973 as a law clerk prior to becoming an attorney in the firm’s litigation section in 1974. His practice includes the areas of healthcare law, civil trial law, corporate/business and transaction law, and real estate law. Mr. Johnston is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, is rated AV® Preeminent™, and has been recognized as one of the Top Rated Lawyers™ in Healthcare by Martindale-Hubbell®.

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William Rohrbach

William Rohrbach

Senior Attorney

Administrative Law; Corporate, Partnership, Business & Transactional Law; Employment Law; Estate Planning and Probate; Real Estate Law.

William Rohrbach joined SJRM in 1976 as an attorney in the firm’s litigation section. His practice includes corporate/business and transactional law, employment law, estate planning and probate, and real estate law. In 2015, Mr. Rohrbach was appointed as Municiple Judge for the City of Moulton, Texas. Mr. Rohrbach is Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and he is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®.

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David M. Medearis

David M. Medearis

Associate

Business Litigation; Civil Trial Law; Healthcare Law; Real Estate. Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

David Medearis joined SJRM in 2003 as an attorney in the firm’s litigation section. His practice includes business planning and civil litigation, with an emphasis in construction, real estate, and healthcare law. Mr. Medearis represents builders, contractors, homeowners, landlords, and homeowner associations, and he has particular expertise in statutory liens.

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Jared C. Johnson

Jared C. Johnson

Associate

Civil Trial Law; Healthcare Reimbursement; Hospital Lien Law. Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Jared Johnson joined SJRM in 2004 as a member of the firm’s Lien Recovery Unit. Licensed in 2007, he is now an attorney in the hospital lien section of SJRM. Mr. Johnson’s practice includes asserting and protecting the interests of medical providers using statutory hospital liens in pre-litigation and litigation matters.

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Michael J. Dulaney

Michael J. Dulaney

Associate

Civil Trial Law; Healthcare Law; Insurance Law; Commercial Insurance Litigation; Worker's Compensation; Corporate Law; Employment Law. Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Michael Dulaney joined SJRM in 2006 as an attorney in the firm’s litigation section. His practice includes civil and commercial litigation with an emphasis in health, insurance, and energy law, where he represents healthcare providers and oil & gas service providers in all aspects of their respective revenue recovery cycles.

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Joel Rheman

Joel Rheman

Associate

Corporate Law; Partnership and Transactional Law; Business Litigation; Real Estate Law; Estate Planning and Probate. Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Joel Rheman joined SJRM in 2007 as an attorney in the business transaction, estate and probate, and civil litigation sections. Mr. Rheman’s practice includes probate administration, estate planning, entity formation and governance, real estate transactions, non-competition and exculpatory agreements, and civil litigation.

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Lucas Gaskamp

Lucas Gaskamp

Associate

Commercial Litigation; Labor and Employment Law; Oil and Gas Transactions and Litigation; Healthcare Litigation; Corporate Formation.  Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Lucas Gaskamp joined SJRM in 2007 and serves as an attorney in the firm’s litigation, business transactions, and probate and estate sections. Mr. Gaskamp’s practice includes representation of corporations and individuals in civil litigation and transactional matters.

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M. Grant Johnston

M. Grant Johnston

Associate

Corporate Law; Family Law; Child Custody; Divorce; Medicare and Medicaid; Worker’s compensation; Insurance law. Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. 

Grant Johnston joined SJRM in 2007, where he serves as an attorney in the firm’s litigation section. Mr. Johnston’s practice includes family law, child custody, divorce, and corporate law. He also devotes a portion of his practice to healthcare reimbursement.

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R. Douglas Downing

R. Douglas Downing

Associate

Civil Trial Law; Healthcare Reimbursement; Family Law; Child Custody; Divorce. Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

R. Douglas Downing joined SJRM in 2009 and is an attorney in the firm’s litigation section. Mr. Downing’s primary areas of practice include family law, child custody, divorce, estate planning, probate and guardianship. He also devotes a portion of his practice to general civil litigation and healthcare reimbursement.

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Ryan Brawner

Ryan Brawner

Associate

Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Ryan Brawner joined SJRM in 2013 as an attorney in the firm’s litigation section. Ms. Brawner’s practice includes representing the interests of medical providers in workers’ compensation disputes and commercial insurance matters, general civil and commercial litigation, and wills, trusts and probate law.

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Sarah K. Payne

Sarah K. Payne

Associate

Civil Trial Law; Healthcare Reimbursement; Hospital Lien Law. Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Sarah Payne first joined SJRM in 2009 as a legal assistant. She later clerked at the firm while in law school. Now an attorney in the hospital lien section, Ms. Payne concentrates her practice on healthcare reimbursement matters and ancillary litigation.

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Gary D. McHenry, MBA

Gary D. McHenry, MBA

Professional

Firm Administrator

Gary McHenry joined SJRM in 1990 as the Firm Administrator, following a successful career as the Chief Executive Officer of two major hospitals in the Texas Medical Center. He is the author of published articles relating to healthcare payment plans, reimbursement, and human resources. Mr. McHenry’s extensive healthcare, legal administration, and management experience has helped SJRM become a leader in healthcare revenue cycle management.

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Mary R. Honeycutt

Mary R. Honeycutt

Professional

Assistant Firm Administrator
Healthcare Revenue Cycle - Operations

Mary Honeycutt joined SJRM in 1990 as a legal assistant and was later promoted to paralegal. Ms. Honeycutt is now an Assistant Firm Administrator with extensive experience in healthcare revenue cycle management, commercial and personal civil litigation, and business transactions. She is responsible for handling new healthcare client transitions and major healthcare client projects.

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Debbie Rollinson

Debbie Rollinson

Professional

Assistant Firm Administrator
Finance & Technology

Debbie Rollinson joined SJRM in 1998 after a systems consulting and management career in major accounting and real estate development firms in the Houston area. She serves as the Assistant Firm Administrator responsible for the day-to-day financial and technology operations of the firm. Ms. Rollinson handles cash management activities, technology planning and project coordination, banking and vendor relationships, as well as staff and firm administration functions.

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Velma B. Lara

Velma B. Lara

Professional

Assistant Firm Administrator
Healthcare Revenue Cycle - Support

Velma Lara joined SJRM in 2001 as a collector in the firm’s new Lien Recovery Unit. Her experience in hospital business office environments allowed her to play a key role in the development of the Lien Recovery Unit, where she was promoted to manager in 2002. Ms. Lara is now an Assistant Firm Administrator with extensive experience in healthcare revenue cycle management and collections. She is responsible for day-to-day activities of the Lien Recovery Unit including personnel, client relations, patient relations, and overall collections.

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Brandi Lafferty

Brandi Lafferty

Professional

Brandi Lafferty joined SJRM in 2010 as a New Business Analyst in the Lien Recovery Unit, bringing along valuable experience as an intelligence analyst in the US Army. She used her analyst skills to develop and refine healthcare revenue cycle database procedures and processes in the Lien Recovery Unit. Ms. Lafferty is now Assistant Manager, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, where she manages day-to-day healthcare revenue cycle database processes, support staff, and new client interfaces.

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Ellen Kirkland

Ellen Kirkland

Senior Paralegal


Ellen Kirkland joined SJRM in 1982 as a legal assistant and was later promoted to paralegal. She has assisted numerous directors, attorneys, and clients in all aspects of general civil litigation cases, including trial and mediation. Ms. Kirkland has extensive experience in probate of estates, as well as in litigation of healthcare claims.

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  • Family and Domestic Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate
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