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I have been involved representing health professionals for 44 years and over 2000 cases. I am Board certified in Administrative Law. For diversion, I ride cutting horses and raise cattle and enjoy my grandchildren. We sponsor two grade school age children in Uganda through the African Children's Choir and I have traveled to Mexico, Appalachia, Honduras, and Uganda in  mission work. I have been blessed in many ways, but one has been to represent practitioners of th healing arts and assist them with their struggles.


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Practice areas


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



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Louis D. Leichter

    I endorse this lawyer. Mike's a great lawyer and a much greater man. He is experienced and wise, non-judgmental and these are just some of the attributes that truly distinguish him from his colleagues and competitors


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Contact info

Sharp & Cobos, LLP

4705 Spicewood Springs Road.
Suite 100
Austin, TX, 78759


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197007/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
25 Years SelectedBest Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyers-Health careBest Lawyers in America2015
Health CareBest Lawyers in America2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Peer Review Rating 30 yearsMartindale-Hubbell2014
Best Law Firms-Tier 1U.S. News2014
Best lawyers-Health careBest Lawyers2014
Certified in Administrative LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2014
Best Law Firms Tier 1U.S. News2013
Best Lawyer, Health CareBest Lawyers in America2013
Administrative LawSuperLawyers2013
Certified Administrative LawTexas Board of Legal Certification2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Best Lawyer, Health CareBest Lawyers in America2012
Administrative LawSuperlawyers2012
Administrative lawSuperLawyers2011
Best Lawyer, Health CareBest Lawyers in America2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Best Lawyer, Health CareBest Lawyers in America2010
Administrative LawSuperLawyers2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Administrative LawSuperLawyers2009
Best Lawyer, Health CareBest Lawyers in America2009
Administrative LawSuperLawyers2008
Best Lawyer, Health CareBest Lawyers in America2008
The Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2007
SuperlawyersAustin Magazine2002
Commendation MedalUnited States Air Force1973
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerSharp & Cobos2009 - Present
Managing PartnerSharp Tackett and Davidson1984 - 1988
Managing PartnerSharp and Morse1982 - 1984
AttorneyDavis Davis and Sharp1976 - 1980
General CounselTexas Health Facilities Commission1975 - 1976
Administrative Asst/Personnel DirectorOffice of The Governor, Texas1973 - 1975
Executive DirectorTexas State Program on Drug Abuse1973 - 1974
Asst. Staff Judge AdvocateUs Air Force Jag Corps1970 - 1973
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Travis County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Professional Licensure DefenseSuccessful Conclusions with agencies
Professional Licensure DefenseSuccessful Conclusions with agencies
Texas Medical Board vs RomainDismissed by Texas Medical Board
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1970
Southern Methodist UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1967
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Medical Torts Course 2015Qualification Requirements for Physician Experts in Administrative Hearings2015
Texas Medical Assn Leadership ConferenceConflicts of Interest and Undue Influence in the Medical Staff Context2014
Advanced Administrative Law ConferenceEmergency Licensure Hearings-An Overview2014
St David's Medical Center Staff Annual MeetingWhat Happens When Someone Complains to the Texas Medical Board2009
Annual Advanced Medical Liability ConferenceTexas Medical Board- Selected Issues Relevant to Medical Malpractice2009
Annual ConventionHow to Avoid an Invitation to the Texas Medical Board2007