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Antonio A. Cobos

also known as Tony Cobos

About me

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.



Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 50%
  2. Administrative Law: 50%


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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Wrongful death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher G. Sharp

    Tony's depth of knowledge of the Texas Medical Board's process, as well as other healthcare regulatory agencies, makes him one of the finest attorneys available in this field. It is a privilege to be associated with him.


    Christopher Sharp Health care Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Sharp & Cobos, L.L.P.

4705 Spicewood Springs Road Suite 100
Austin, TX, 78759


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198908/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Martindale-HubbellAV “Preeminent” RatingN/A
Life FellowTexas Bar FoundationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
General CounselTexas Medical Board1996 - 1999
Senior Staff AttorneyTexas Medical Board1990 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Austin Health Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Society of Law, Medicine and EthicsMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Travis County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal, Volume 14, Book 1, Fall 2012Healthcare Licensing and Credentialing: Foreseeability of Upstream and Downstream Collateral Consequences2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of Texas System, AustinN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Administrative Law 2014Deference to Final Agency Decisions2014
Nuts & Bolts of Administrative LawAgency Negotiation2013
Anatomy of an Administrative HearingMock Trial at the State Office of Administrative Hearings2012
Advanced Medical Malpractice CourseThe Texas Medical Board: Complaint Processing at the Texas Medical Board: What to Expect2010