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George F. Indest III

Health care Attorney at Altamonte Springs, FL

5.0   5 reviews
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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 36 years
    Florida - FL 39 years
    Louisiana - LA 43 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1987
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1983
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1980
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About George

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Practice areas
  1. Health care
    Mr. Indest's services include reviewing and negotiating contracts, business transactions, defense of professional licensing cases, representation in investigations, defense in credentialing matters, Medicare and Medicaid audits, opinion letters, commercial litigation, covenants-not-to-compete, restrictive covenant litigation, incorporation, formation of corporations and limited liability companies, and more. To see more of our services visit,

  2. Licensing
    Mr. Indest routinely provide professional license defense to physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, psychologists and other licensed health professionals. This includes representation in investigations, appearances before professional boards and representation in administrative hearings. We frequently consult with criminal defense attorneys regarding defense strategies tailored to minimizing criminal sanctions while at the same time preserving the practitioner's license.

  3. Administrative law
    Mr. Indest's practice encompasses all aspects of business, corporate, transactional, regulatory, and administrative health law practice for health care professionals.

  4. Contracts and agreements
    Mr. Indest reviews and negotiates contracts, prepares contracts, helps employers and employees enforce contracts, offers advice on setting aside or voiding contracts, litigation of contracts (in start or federal court), business transactions, litigation of restrictive covenant (covenants not to compete), and administrative hearings.

  5. Education
    Mr. Indest represents professors, school teachers, administrators, medical students, interns, residents and fellows in disciplinary proceedings, academic hearings, grievances, and litigation. To learn more, visit


George F. Indest III is the President and Managing Partner of The Health Law Firm, based in Orlando. Mr. Indest is board certified by the Florida Bar in the legal specialty of Health Law. He is also board certified as a health care risk manager by the American Board of Risk Management, Inc. His practice encompasses all aspects of business, corporate, transactional, regulatory and administrative health law practice, and he represents physicians, nurses, hospitals, home health agencies, long term care facilities and other health care providers. His practice also includes the litigation of professional licensing cases and business litigation, defense of health care providers, negotiation of sales of health care practices, Medicare Fraud defense and other areas of Health Care Law. He holds an AV® Preeminent rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, which is the highest level attainable by an attorney, according to Martindale-Hubbell, his rating is 5 out of 5.

Mr. Indest served as in-house counsel at one of the Navy's largest teaching hospitals and was also in charge of the legal and medical risk management programs in the Navy's largest regional health care system which consisted of twenty-seven major hospitals and treatment facilities. He is on the Executive Council of the Health Law Section of the Florida Bar and has served as Chair of the Medical/Legal Committee of the Orange County Bar Association. Mr. Indest received his BA and JD degree, cum laude, from Tulane University and also was awarded an LL.M. degree, with highest honors, from the National Law Center, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., where his course emphasis was in health care law (legal medicine).He is a member of the state bars of Florida, Louisiana and the District of Columbia. Mr. Indest also serves as chair of the CLE Division of the Health Law Section of the Florida Bar and is on the Board of Directors of a nonprofit charity nursing home and a number of other charitable organizations.

Prior to entering the civilian practice of law, Mr. Indest served 20 years as an officer in the United States Navy. He began his military career in 1973, commissioned as an officer after graduating from Tulane University's Naval Reserve Officer's Training Corps (NROTC). He then attended flight school in the Navy's aviation training program. He received his wings and was designated a naval aviator in 1974. Mr. Indest served as an instructor pilot and an aircraft commander in a helicopter combat support squadron. He was selected for the Navy's Law Education Program based on superior military performance and academic achievement After graduating from law school Mr. Indest became a member of the Navy's Judge Advocate General's (J.A.G.) Corps. He served with distinction as a JAG Corps officer, including serving as the Staff Judge Advocate of the U.S.S. Midway (CV-41), one of the Navy's front line aircraft carriers.

The Navy sent Mr. Indest back to post-graduate law school at The National Law Center, George Washington University, to obtain a specialty in Health Law. He received his master of laws (LL.M.) in 1986. The Navy then assigned Mr. Indest to serve with the Naval Medical Command. The Navy awarded him a post-graduate specialty code in Health Law (P-code) and in International Law (G-code). He served as the Staff Judge Advocate and Command Medico-Legal Officer at Naval Hospital Portsmouth, followed by a tour of duty as Command Judge Advocate for the Naval Medical Command, Mid-Atlantic Region, which was responsible for naval hospitals and dental centers in Virginia; North Carolina; South Carolina; Keflavik, Iceland; Puerto Rico; Bermuda; and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He also served as the Staff Judge Advocate for the Naval Dental Command, East. Mr. Indest served on several different admirals' staffs, including the Commander -in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT), CINCLANT, SACLANT and CNET. While on the staff of CINCLANT Mr. Indest prepared and delivered a major seminar on the Geneva Conventions and the Laws of War to the military Surgeon Generals of the NATO countries.

Mr. Indest retired from military service in 1993. He is a disabled veteran. He is the recipient of a Navy Achievement Medal (with bronze star), Meritorious Service Medal (with bronze star), National Defense Service Medal (with bronze star), and the Meritorious Unit Commendation (with bronze star), among other awards and medals. He also has a commercial pilot's license, instrument rating, in both rotor craft and fixed wing aircraft.

Mr. Indest has a number of publications to his credit. He teaches and lectures frequently and is an adjunct professor in Health Law for Barry University School of Law and University of St. Francis Graduate School.

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The Health Law Firm - Main Office
The Health Law Firm - By Appointment
37 N. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL, 32801
The Health Law Firm - By Appointment
201 E. Government Steet
Pensacola, FL, 32502
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5.0 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional legal representation when I needed it.
Mr. Indest represented me this year in a legal matter with the Florida State Board of Pharmacy. While I've not had need for legal counsel in over 25 year of practice when such an occasion came up I was very pleased with how the firm (and specifically Mr. Indest) handled the matter so professionally. From the first day I was contacted by the office and until the resulting dismissal of the claim he offered excellent communication, patiently answered questions. It took a huge burden off of my mind so that I was able to focus on my job. Thank you very my Mr. Indest for your legal help!
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If I can give lawyer Indest and "The Health Lawfirm" a trillion stars, I would be a NASA astronaut and fly to the galaxies to get Him those stars. I was criminally accused by the Department of Health. The charges were so serious that they could jeopardize my nursing career, future and family without any doubt. Lawyer Indest graciously accepted my case and worked relentlessly to get my case dismissed. Yes, He got the case dismissed!!! He is incredibly experienced and has deep knowledge of health law. He tackled my case aggressively with all his legal acumen until we won!!. His Team were very responsive every time to all my questions and kept me updated all the time with the status of my case. I got a great value for my money. I can't say or thank Him and "The Health LawFirm" enough for what He did for me. Forever, I will remain indebted of gratitude to them . Thank you Lawyer Indest and "The Health LawFirm"!!!!!
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Posted by NAK | January 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great great law firm
I am grateful to the Health Law firm for the fabulous work they did for me. They are not cheap, and they are very transparent about that. So, if do not have a big issue, you may be better off looking else where. However, for those life-altering/career -changing challenges, better call The health Law Firm. From their support staff eg. Amanda P, Shelly L. to lawyers like Amanda F, Mr. Indest, everyone was very patient, supportive but at the same time very professional. They efficiently work together to put a case together in a very short time. I recommend them
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Posted by Yvette | December 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Swift, Supportive and Trustworthy
I contacted The Health Law Firm after several attempts to contact my previous employer for assistance regarding a notification for Writ of Summons on a patient I had seen more than 2 years ago. I had moved out of the state from which I had previously practiced and had transitioned to being a stay at home mom. After more than two years of being away from the profession, I found myself shocked at the notice sent to my home address and frustrated with the inability to find clarity regarding the reason for the civil action against me. As a practitioner who invests time and care into each patient and has high ethical standards, it was difficult to accept the position I was in. I went as far as to contact the plaintiff’s attorney to express my care for the patient in question. After several dead ends, an internet search led me to contact The Health Law Firm. At that point I had begun to feel hopeless in the matter and thought I had no choice but to surrender to the waiting game and see what would come of this case. I called asking for a reference regarding lawyers in Pennsylvania since I relocated to Texas and could not personally meet with a lawyer. After his legal aid heard more of my story over the phone, Mr. Indest himself called me back and spent time speaking necessary wisdom, compassion and guidance regarding my case. I immediately felt empowered and assured that with his help, this matter would receive the necessary attention it needed. From that point on The Health Law Firm responded to my inquiry with swiftness and persistence. They were communicative, consistent and I never felt like any of my questions were left unanswered. Even when it was evident that he had been successful in obtaining representation for me through my previous employer, Mr. Indest was thorough and checked back multiple times to ensure that I indeed did have support and representation. I would highly recommend The Health Law Firm. Mr. Indest has a passion for the law and serving people that is unequivocal and quite frankly rare in our current age.
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Posted by Margaret | September 30, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Law Group
I am a Nursing Home Administrator who is being sued. I called the Health Law Firm to discuss my case and to receive legal advice regarding my case. Attorney George F. Indest III provided me excellent and sound advice regarding my situation. He then went above and beyond by contacting the Plaintiff's attorney getting the name of the defense attorney. He then got in touch with the defense attorney and discussed my case and situation with her. The defense attorney reached out to me immediately after speaking with attorney George F. Indest III and I now have representation for my case. Even though I did not need to hire The Health Law Firm, they are the only law firm that helped me immediately and gave me a resolution within 24 hours of my call to them. Let me just say out of the Fifteen(15) other attorneys I reached out to and yes I mean 15. The Health Law Firm was my knight-in-shining-armor during a most stressful time in my life. I cannot thank them enough for their help. And If I ever find myself in a situation and need an attorney THE HEALTH LAW FIRM is my first call.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President and Managing Partner
  • The Health Law Firm
  • 1999 - Present
  • Shareholder, Partner, Head of Business and Health Law Department
  • Unger, Swartwood, Indest & Acree, P.A.
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Health Care Attorney
  • Baker & Hostetler
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Litigation and Health Care Attorney
  • Taraska, Grower & Ketcham, P.A.
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Medico-Legal Advisor/Assistant Staff Judge Advocate
  • Chief of Naval Education and Training (CNET)
  • 1990 - 1993
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  • Tulane University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
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  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
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  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
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Legal Cases

  • Department of Health investigation against client was dismissed


  • Florida Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Executive Council
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association, Medical/Legal Committee
  • Chair
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rated as Florida SuperLawyer - 10 Year Recipient
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Board Certified in the Specialty of Health Law
  • Florida Bar Committee on Legal Specialization
  • 2017
  • Board Certified as a Health Care Risk Manager
  • American Board of Risk Management
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Orlando's Best Health Care Attorney
  • Florida Medical Business
  • 2002
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Altamonte Springs Health care Lawyer George F. Indest III
George F. Indest III
Health care Attorney
Altamonte Springs, FL
Licensed for 43 years
Virtual consultation available