Tony Cobos is Specialty Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Administrative Law. He has represented many clients before various health care licensing entities, as well as represented numerous clients in contested cases at the State Office of Administrative Hearings and in many peer review, state and federal Medicare reviews and Office of Inspector General actions.
A native Austinite and graduate of the University of Texas at Austin undergraduate and law school, Mr. Cobos has over 19 years of experience in health care disciplinary matters, including over 9 years legal experience at the Texas Medical Board. Mr. Cobos was promoted to the Medical Board’s highest legal position, General Counsel, in 1996. During his 9 year tenure, one of the longer tenures served by any attorney for the Medical Board, he participated in hundreds of disciplinary matters and advised the full Board on many issues. He also served as lead counsel for the Licensure Committee of the Board for many years. He also advised the Physician Assistant and Acupuncture Boards. After successful employment at the Texas Medical Board, in 1999 Mr. Cobos joined long-time health care practitioner Michael Sharp for the formation of Sharp & Cobos, P.C., a boutique firm dedicated to the specialized and personalized needs of every health care client.
Mr. Cobos’ extensive administrative experience includes not only litigating administrative cases at the State Office of Administrative Hearings, but also having advised agency Board Members, Committees, and employees and directing extensive activities as to the licensing and regulation of physicians. In these activities, he gained insight into the politics, procedures, and inner workings of health professional regulation in Texas, not only in regard to physicians, but in liaison with the sister health care licensing agencies to the Texas Medical Board and Texas Health Professions Council. As a result, his network base across agency staff is broad. Since entering private practice with the Firm in 1999, Mr. Cobos has also represented numerous clients in all aspects of health care delivery, including representation before regulatory agencies and hospital peer review committees, as well as advising and coordinating with criminal defense counsel in concurrent regulatory and criminal defense arenas.
Mr. Cobos appears before all health care licensing agencies and is a member of the Health Law and Administrative Law sections of the State Bar. He has also been elected by his attorney peers as a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1989||01/19/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Martindale-Hubbell||AV “Preeminent” Rating||N/A|
|Life Fellow||Texas Bar Foundation||N/A|
|General Counsel||Texas Medical Board||1996 - 1999|
|Senior Staff Attorney||Texas Medical Board||1990 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Austin Health Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||N/A|
|Travis County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal, Volume 14, Book 1, Fall 2012||Healthcare Licensing and Credentialing: Foreseeability of Upstream and Downstream Collateral Consequences||2012|
|University of Texas School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|University of Texas, Austin||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1984|
|Advanced Administrative Law 2014||Deference to Final Agency Decisions||2014|
|Nuts & Bolts of Administrative Law||Agency Negotiation||2013|
|Anatomy of an Administrative Hearing||Mock Trial at the State Office of Administrative Hearings||2012|
|Advanced Medical Malpractice Course||The Texas Medical Board: Complaint Processing at the Texas Medical Board: What to Expect||2010|