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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.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1983||06/11/2021|
|LA||Eligible to Practice Law||1980||07/25/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Bar Association, Health Law Section||Executive Council||N/A|
|Orange County Bar Association, Medical/Legal Committee||Chair||N/A|
|Medscape||Residency Director's Removal Sparks Accusations of Racism, Sexism From Current Trainees and Alumni||2021|
|Florida Medical Business||Legal Strategies For Doctors To Fight Bad Online Reviews||2013|
|Medical Economics||19 Tips to Prepare You For a Medicare Audit Site Visit||2012|
|Medical Economics||How to Prevent Employee Embezzlement||2012|
|Nursing Law Manual||The Florida Nursing Law Manual||2008|
|Tulane University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|George Washington University National Law Center||LL.M - Master of Laws||N/A|
|Tulane University Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|64th Annual Meeting of the Florida Urological Society||RACs, ZPICs and MACs--Navigating Your Way Through The Medicare Audit Alphabet||2012|
|ORLANDO ATTORNEY GEORGE F. INDEST III SUCCEEDS IN HAVING DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH INVESTIGATION ON PHYSICAL THERAPIST DISMISSED||Department of Health investigation against client was dismissed|
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Sat Aug 17 2019