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With 40 years of strategy planning and legal experience in the health care industry, Lew Lefko brings an extensive scope and range of current knowledge in the legal and compliance environment and business transactions. Lew has a unique blend of law firm practice and in-house counsel experience from the legal and health care sectors. Lew is committed to providing highly-skilled legal services and quality work products that reflect his professional and personal ethics and integrity.

Through his solo law practice, Lew is in the distinctive position to know, understand and anticipate his client's needs, develop innovative strategies and establish the collaborative relationships that are critical to success. As a solo practitioner, Lew can offer his clients a hands-on focus, enhanced contact, reasonable fees and flexible fee arrangements.

The mission of the Law Office of Lewis A. Lefko is to serve health care provider and business clients with effective, high quality representation in their operational, regulatory, transactional and compliance matters. Our services will be timely, relevant and value-based. We aim to offer you creative solutions that produce results and success in compliance with the highly regulated health care environment of fraud and abuse, privacy and security and reimbursement concerns.


Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 40%
    31 years
  2. Contracts: 20%
    31 years
  3. Business: 15%
  4. M & A: 15%
    31 years
  5. Health Insurance: 10%



Hourly ($350-450/hour)

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Contact info

Law Office of Lewis A. Lefko

15305 Dallas Parkway
Suite 300
Addison, TX, 75001


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198508/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Texas SuperLawerTexas Monthly Magazine2004
Innovation AwarEPIC Healthcare Group1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Lewis A. Lefko2013 - Present
Shareholder/AttorneyWinstead, PC2010 - Present
General CounselAthas Health(North American Spine/Migraine Treatment Centers of America)2011 - 2013
PartnerHaynes & Boone1997 - 2010
ShareholderStorey Armstrong Steger & Martin1995 - 1997
Transition CounselHealthTrust1995 - 1995
Senior Operations CounselEpic Healthcare Group1990 - 1995
Associate General CounselHermann Hospital/Hermann Affiliated Hospital System1985 - 1990
Director of PlanningHermann Hospital1980 - 1985
Senior AssociateSouthwest Center for Urban Research/Region VI Center for Health Planning1975 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Texas, Health Law SectionN/A1985 - Present
American Health Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
AHLA Health Lawyers Weekly"Work-Arounds" For Physician-Owned Hospitals:Are They Workable?2010
SMU Law ReviewHealth Care Law2009
Dallas Medical JournalFifth Circuit Reverses $32.5 Million Defamation Judgment Arising From Peer Review2008
Dallas Bar Association HeadnotesFinancial Relationships of Healthcare Providers & Suppliers2008
Physician Leaders E-Newsletter, HealthLeaders MediaAll Eyes on Physician-Hospital Arrangements2008
Texas LawyerStark Choices2007
World Services GroupFederal and Texas Requirements for Disclosure of Physician Ownership in Hospitals, ASCs and Other Health Care Facilities2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of Texas School of Public HealthPublic HealthMA - Masters1975
Northwestern University School of LawPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Management Lecture SeriesPathology Practice Contracts2011
Management Lecture SeriesMedical Ethics and Professionalism2011
WinUFundamentals of Health Law2010
RealShare Medical Office Building ConferenceThe ABC's of Stark and Your Lease2010
Corporate Research Group WebinarFair Market Valuation and Structuring of Physician Practice Acquisitions2010
TAHFA Summer SeriesMedicare Reopenings and Appeals: New Guidance for 20092009
2008 Fraud and Compliance ForumCompliance Issues for Long Term Acute Care Hospitals2008
Health Law and Policy InstituteFair Market Value in Health Care Transactions2007
Physicians and Physicians Organizations Law InstituteImproper and Illegal Business Arrangements for Imaging, Infusion, Clinical Laboratories and Other Ancillary Services2006
10th Annual Joint Fall SymposiumCorporate Compliance and Responsibility for the Healthcare Financial Professional2003
Health Care Seminar SeriesManaging Your Managed Care Contracts In Texas2002
Health Care Seminar SeriesTexas Collection Law for the Health Care Industry2001