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John Rivas

Health care Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   13 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 3 years
    New York - NY 10 years
    Texas - TX 29 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2020
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2013
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1993
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Health care
    Represent Doctors Nurses Labs Pharmacies Hospices DME's Imaging Companies and Home Health Agencies in Fraud, State and Federal Licensing Transactional Compliance Overpayment Regulatory and Medicare Appeal Matters.

    25 years, 500 cases

  2. Administrative law

  3. Business


I find solutions to problems and  defend  health care professionals against  those individuals and entites who would seek to harm them or their business.

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Rivas Goldstein, LLP
Rivas Goldstein, LLP
405 Lexington Ave
26th Floor
New York, NY, 10174
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5.0 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by Beto | January 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledge and Attention to details.
Rivas is a fantastic attorney. Him and his firm are knowledgeable and their attention to detail is fantastic. They promptly address any situation and always work in a timely fashion.
Posted by Jessica | February 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely Pleased
My case involved two different nursing state boards and proved a lengthy process. Nonetheless, Mr. Rivas, Kay, and the rest of this magnificent team walked me through it all (seemingly hand in hand). They answered my endless questions in a thorough and patient manner, soothed my ravaged nerves, and helped me get the best outcome I could've hoped for! I would recommend their services to any medical professional in need of assistance protecting their licensure.
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Posted by CM | November 16, 2017
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Well Informed And Dedicated team
My John Rivas and his team exceeded my expectations! He was very supportive right from the start. He returned every call and responded to my emails timely that I was encouraged. At the end my case was a success! I wish I could give more than five stars.
Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
John Rivas worked to help me continue practicing when I recovered from a severe illness by representing me before the medical licensing board. He has always been honest, patient, kind, and nonjudgmental. His knowledge of the law and diplomacy before the board led to excellent results. In a world of greed, he has been fair, even generous with his time and expertise. I highly recommend him and his firm RivasGoldstein, LLP.
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2017
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Protecting your interests!
We have been working with Mr. Rivas for quite some time now. He has always been very personable. His Team will always be there to address any minor (or major) concerns and he makes himself available as needed. He brings passion in taking care of business. We have been successful in every case he has represented us. We're an independent specialty practice in South Texas and San Antonio
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Posted by Rolando | July 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Dealing with BON
After dealing with Texas BON for 8 months, I decided to seek legal representation. I was surprised to actually talk to John himself over the phone and explain my case. He was upfront with me and explained my chances of getting a 100% favorable outcome were slim. Many months later (dealing with BON is a long process), many emails back and forth, to and from his paralegal Frederick, we finally closed the case. To my surprise, the results were 100% in my favor. I am really pleased with the outcome, obviously, and excited to start and continue my nursing career.
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Posted by Denise | February 16, 2015
review of services rendered
I found the services of this law firm were outstanding. They kept me informed at every turn and went out of their way to obtain a positive outcome for my case. I found them friendly, caring and knowledgeable. I have already recommended them to a fellow co worker and will continue to do so.
Posted by Administer | February 16, 2015
Recommendation for a Medical Healthcare Specialty Attorney
We own a private ambulance company in the Houston metro area. We hired John Rivas back in 2008 to represent our company in a large overpayment demand from Medicare. John was extremely knowledgeable and highly experienced in the medical healthcare insurance industry. John and his attentive and diligent staff worked on this case for over two years through numerous appeals and met every deadline on time. John and his firm won over 85% of our claims and we finally reached a small settlement agreement with Medicare. Since that time, we have retained John as our attorney on retainer. We feel totally comfortable in knowing if we have a medical healthcare question or legal matter arise, we know we can contact his staff and get an answer to our question in a timely fashion or if John does not feel comfortable in that area of law, he will refer us to someone he knows and trusts. We highly recommend John Rivas with any type of healthcare insurance related issue. Both John and his staff exceeded our expectations. He has represented us numerous times over the past eight years and we have never been disappointed. We give John and his firm 5 Gold Stars!
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Posted by Claire | February 6, 2015
Highly Recommend!
I am a physician that had a complaint filed against me with the Texas Medical Board. It was a rather unique case and I truly had no idea what to expect through the whole grueling 8 month long process. Mr. Rivas and his paralegal (Mr. Reinhardt) were extremely helpful during the entire time. During a rather anxiety provoking time, they did an excellent job at easing my concerns, yet not giving me unrealistic expectations or minimizing the issue at hand. My questions were answered quickly, and communication was excellent. I felt very comfortable and confident that I was being represented well and to the best of his ability. The outcome was better than I expected as the case was completely dismissed on my behalf. His knowledge of the inner workings of the board proved to be invaluable. I would highly recommend Mr. Rivas to anyone having to face a complaint with the Texas Medical Board.
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Posted by Chalie | January 29, 2015
Professional and friendly staff
My office has been doing business with Mr. Rivas for several years and we have always had great communication with him and his staff. We can call at any time and his staff is always available. Mr. Reinhardt is great. I have called him during the holidays on deadlines and he has always been professional and reassuring that all will be taken care of. My respects to all the staff.
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Posted by Neil | November 6, 2012
John Rivas
John is an excellent attorney specializing in Health Care government regulation for my cases. I have used John several times for Health Care support and has done a great job keeping me posted of my case to assure I can continue working. John does not come alone; he has a big legal team that encompasses various specialties i.e.. Non-Compete cases etc. I would recommend John Rivas because of his professionalism, experience and expertise. Neil Cruz
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Posted by Lesli | October 28, 2012
Taking on the Tx Board of Nursing
I was turned over to the State Board of Nursing by my employer for neglect. Mr. Rivas and Co. kept me very informed and I felt that it was taken care of in a very timely manner. Of course the Board determined that" We" were correct and my record was expunged. So, a big THANK YOU to all who worked on my case.
Posted by Tim | October 25, 2012
John Rivas' expertise in dealing with healthcare law (particularly with regard to Stark Law and AKS) is outstanding.
John Rivas has a reputation in the medical industry for being one of Texas' best healthcare attorneys. Based on our experience dealing with John Rivas I would have to agree. John Rivas' expertise in dealing with healthcare law (particularly with regard to Stark Law and AKS) is outstanding.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-550 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Rivas Goldstein, LLP
  • 2003 - Present
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Texas Attorney General's Office
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Staff Attorney
  • Texas Medical Board
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Assistant County Attorney
  • Midland County Attorney's Office
  • 1995 - 1996
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  • Texas Tech University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Texas System, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Ace Primary Home Care, Inc. v. Andres Alvarez, Amanecer Primary Home Care, LLC, 206th Judicial District, Hidalgo County, Texas
  • $3.6M


  • Hispanic Bar Association of Austin
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Association for Home Care
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
  • American Bar Association
  • 1996
  • Outstanding Volunteer Award
  • West Texas Legal Services
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • Hidalgo Starr Medical Society Monthly Meeting
  • Texas Medical Board Update
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (5)
Endorse John
Health care Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"John is thorough and knowledgeable. It has been and continues to be a pleasure to work with him."
Health care Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a very diligent and smart attorney. I have worked with John on several matters and I have always been impressed with his ability to resolve cases. I am most impressed with the close relationship that he develops with each client. His clients are like family to him. I highly recommend John Rivas!"
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