McDonald, Mackay and White, LLP

Tim Weitz

Direct Line: 512-322-9202
Private Fax: 512-445-4995
Email: Weitz@healthlicensedefense.com

Attorney Bio

Tim Weitz is a founding partner of the law firm of McDonald, Mackay & Weitz, L.L.P., which offices in Austin, Texas. Licensed in Texas since 1986, Mr. Weitz has worked as an attorney in both the public and private sectors. Prior to his most recent return to private practice in 1996, he served as the General Counsel for the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, now known as the Texas Medical Board. His duties with the Medical Board also required him to provide legal services to the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners and the Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners.

In addition to six years of experience in state government, his background includes both criminal defense and criminal prosecution as a judge advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps. He has private practice experience in a wide range of general civil matters, and has been a frequent speaker on a variety of health law related topics, grass roots lobbying, and professionalism. He is Board Certified in Administrative Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and his current practice focuses primarily on physician licensure defense, healthlaw, general administrative law, and professional licensing for health care providers. He has also been employed as a registered lobbyist on health care legislation.  Mr. Weitz is certified as an association executive by the American Society of Association Executives and is often involved in projects for non-profit associations in the health care field. His association experience also includes service as the President, Vice-President, and Newsletter Editor of the LoneStar Military Vehicle Preservation Association as well as participation in military history and museum organizations dedicated to remembering and honoring veterans.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Physician Disciplinary Defense and Licensure
  • Non-Profit Association Management
  • Administrative Law
  • Health Care Provider Consultation and Contracting
  • Legislative and State Agency Lobbying
  • Expert Testimony on Physician Regulation

Education

  • 1987 Marine Corps Judge Advocate, Naval Justice School/Law of War College
  • 1985 J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law
  • 1983 B.A. English, University of Texas - Austin

Certifications & Licenses

  • 2003 Recertified, Administrative Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1997 Board Certified, Administrative Law –Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1990 U.S. Court of Military Appeals
  • 1987 Navy-Marine Corps Trial Judiciary
  • 1986 State Bar of Texas

Memberships

  • Austin Bar Association
  • State Bar Association
  • Lone Star Military Vehicle Preservation Association, Austin, Texas
  • G Company, Living History Detachment of the Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin, Texas
  • Living History Detachment, National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg, Texas
  • World War II Airborne Demonstration Team, Frederick, Oklahoma

Representative Publications and Speaking

  • The 8oth Session of the Texas Legislature: Getting Involved and Making a Difference,Austin Community College, Austin, Texas (Feb. 6, 2007).
  • The Sunset Advisory Commission and Agency Sunset Review: Preparing and Participating, TPTA Midwest District, San Angelo, Texas (Jan. 11, 2007).
  • Law Practice Management Program of the State Bar of Texas: Supervising an Ethical Support Staff, Live Webcast (Panel Presentation), Austin, Texas (Jan. 9, 2007).
  • State Legislative Issues: 2007 and Beyond, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas (Dec. 1, 2006).
  • Professionalism: More Than the Clothes on Your Back, University of Texas – El Paso, El Paso, Texas (Nov. 20, 2006).
  • State Legislative Issues: 2007 and Beyond, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas (Sept. 29, 2006).
  • The Texas Medical Board: A Defense Attorney's Perspective, Shannon Medical Center, San Angelo, Texas (Aug. 14, 2006).
  • The Politics of Workers' Compensation, Physical Therapy Products, Vol. 17, No. 6, 28-30, July/August 2006.
  • Texas Osteopathic Medical Association 2006 Annual Conference, Responding to the Medical Board, Dallas, Texas (Individual and Panel Presentation) (June 17, 2006).
  • Life with Lawyers: The Legislature, the Licensing Agency, and Lawsuits, U.S. Army-Baylor PT Program, Fort Sam Houston, Texas (May 6, 2006).
  • Negotiation Skills, Texas Woman's University – Dallas, Dallas, Texas (Apr. 2, 2006).
  • Clinical Outlet, Political Involvement – Take the First Step, Vol. 8, No. 3, 10-12 (Mar. 2006).
  • Government Affairs: The Texas Legislature, Agency Rulemaking, and the U.S. Congress, TPTA Permian Basin District, Odessa, Texas (Mar. 28, 2006).
  • The Texas Legislature – Strength in Numbers, Austin Community College, Austin, Texas (Feb. 21, 2006).
  • The Texas Legislature and Related Topics: The World Is Run By Those Who Show Up, Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas (Dec. 7, 2005).
  • The Texas Legislature and Related Topics: The World Is Run By Those Who Show Up, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas (Dec. 7, 2005).
  • Professionalism in the Physical Therapy Profession, University of Texas – El Paso, El Paso, Texas (Nov. 15, 2005).
  • Life with Lawyers: The Legislature, the Licensing Agency, and Lawsuits, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas (Sept. 16, 2005).
  • 2005 Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, How Do They Do That? Approving Continuing Educations Courses: Three Linchpins to the Texas Continuing Education Approval Program, (Panel Presentation), Austin, Texas (Sept. 11, 2005).
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association 2005 Leadership Conference: Courage and Legislation, The Texas Legislature: How it Works and How to Keep Up (Joint Presentation with Jeni Leans), Austin, Texas (Apr. 17, 2005).
  • TPTA Avoiding & Reversing Denied TWCC Claims Course, TWCC and the Upcoming Sunset Process, Houston, Texas (Aug. 27, 2004).
  • Professionalism: More Than the Clothes on Your Back, UTMB – Galveston, Physical Therapy Program, School of Allied Health Sciences, Galveston, Texas (Aug. 5, 2005).
  • Disruptive Physician Behavior, Doctors Hospital, Laredo, Texas (July 27, 2005).
  • Contracts – Keeping it Simple: Some Basics You Need to Know, Texas Woman's University – Houston, Houston, Texas (July 25, 2005).
  • Life with Lawyers: The Legislature, the Licensing Agency, and Lawsuits, U.S. Army-Baylor PT Program, Fort Sam Houston, Texas (May 25, 2005).
  • Legislative Update: The 79th Session of the Texas Legislature, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas (Apr. 25, 2005).
  • The Texas Legislature – Strength in Numbers, Texas Woman's University – Dallas, Dallas, Texas (Apr. 7, 2005).
  • What to Do If You're Under Investigation (Panel Presentation), Bexar County Medical Society, San Antonio, Texas. (Apr. 6, 2005).
  • TPTA Avoiding & Reversing Denied TWCC Claims Course, TWCC and the Upcoming Sunset Process, Austin, Texas (Mar. 19, 2004).
  • The Texas Legislature – Strength in Numbers, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas (Feb. 24, 2005).
  • The Texas Legislature and the PT Profession, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas (Sept. 24, 2004).
  • Life with Lawyers: The Legislature, the Licensing Agency, and Lawsuits, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas (June 4, 2004).
  • State Government Affairs: A Preview of the 79th Session of the Texas Legislature, HEB Hospital, Arlington, Texas (Apr. 20, 2004).
  • Negotiation Skills, Texas Woman's University – Dallas, Dallas, Texas (Mar. 26, 2004).
  • Life with Lawyers: The Legislature, the Licensing Agency, and Lawsuits, U.S. Army-Baylor PT Program, Fort Sam Houston, Texas (Nov. 4, 2003).
  • Life with Lawyers: The Legislature, the Licensing Agency, and Lawsuits, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas (Oct. 3, 2003).
  • The Legislature and Professionalism in the PT Profession, University of Texas – El Paso, El Paso, Texas (Sept. 30, 2003).
  • Government Affairs Update, TPTA Coastal Bend District South Padre Island Retreat, South Padre Island, Texas (Sept. 16, 2003).
  • Negotiation Skills, Texas Woman's University – Houston, Houston, Texas (July 9, 2003).
  • The PT Professional, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas (May 30, 2003).
  • Vanderbilt's Maintaining Boundaries Course, Legal and Professional Consequences for Boundary Violations, Sante? Center for Healing, Argyle, Texas (May 7, 2003).
  • Legislative Update: Developing Issues in the 78th Texas Legislature, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas (Apr. 17, 2003).
  • Negotiation Skills, Texas Woman's University – Houston, Houston, Texas (Mar. 28, 2003).
  • Life with Lawyers: The Legislature, the Licensing Agency, and Lawsuits, U.S. Army-Baylor PT Program, Fort Sam Houston, Texas (Nov. 19, 2002).
  • Legal Issues in Physical Therapy, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas (Nov. 6, 2002).
  • Hot Political Issues for PTs and PTAs, TPTA Greater El Paso District, El Paso, Texas (Apr. 2, 2002).
  • TPTA 2001 Annual Conference/Student Conclave, Regulations, Risk Management & Ethics for PTs and PTAs (Joint Presentation with Taralynn R. Mackay, RN, JD), Arlington, Texas (Oct. 15, 2001).
  • Medical & Health Care Litigation Symposium, Client Counseling on Risk Management, University of Texas School of Law, Review of Litigation, Austin, Texas (Mar. 2, 2001).
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association 2000 Annual Conference/Student Conclave, What's Up With the Legislature? Austin, Texas (Oct. 6, 2000).
  • American Physical Therapy Association 11th Annual State Government Affairs Forum, How to Testify Effectively Before State Legislatures, Phoenix, Arizona (Sept. 24, 2000).
  • Challenges for the Physical Therapy Profession, Texas Woman's University-Dallas, Dallas, Texas (Nov. 5, 1999).
  • Texas Academy of Physician Assistants 1999 Fall CME Conference, Legal Issues in the Physician Assistant Profession, Galveston, Texas (Oct. 2, 1999).
  • American Physical Therapy Association 10th Annual State Government Affairs Forum, Testimony Preparation on Manipulation, Hartford, Connecticut (Oct. 23, 1999).
  • Professional Issues and the 76th Session of the Texas Legislature, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas (Sept. 19, 1999).
  • Understanding the Licensing Board and the Professional Association, Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas (June 17, 1999).
  • Professionalism and the Importance of Association Membership, Texas Woman's University – Dallas, Dallas, Texas (June 9, 1999).
  • The Texas Legislature: Looking Good in a Suit Can Only Take You So Far, Synergy. Vol. IV, No. 4, May/June 1999.
  • Texas Society of Association Executives Advanced Meeting Planners Seminar, Ethics: What's Right & Wrong in Our Industry (Joint Presentation with Beth Plater, CMP), Austin, Texas (Mar. 10, 1999).
  • American Physical Therapy Association 9th Annual State Government Affairs Forum, The Politics of Attorney General Opinions: Influencing the Outcome of Attorney General Opinion Requests, Austin, Texas (Nov. 2, 1998).
  • Risk Management Education 1998, Mock Texas State Board of Medical Examiner's Settlement Conference & Mock Trial (Defense Counsel Participant in Group Presentation), The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas (June 16, 1998).
  • Texas Department of Health Educational Conference, Understanding the Decision-Making Process (Defense Counsel Participant in Group Presentation/Panel Analysis), Texas Department of Health, Austin, Texas (Apr. 27, 1998).
  • Medical Practice Act: Certification and the Corporate Practice of Medicine Prohibition, Austin Lawyer. Summer 1997 10-13.
  • Protecting the Public: Mission Possible, Managed Care (Individual and Panel Presentations), The Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, 85th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California (Apr. 17, 1997).
  • Administrative Law Seminar: Effective Representation in Agency Proceedings, Effective Advocacy Before the Agency (Individual and Panel Presentations), Administrative Law Section of the Travis County Bar Association, Austin, Texas (Mar. 7, 1997).
  • Managed Health Care Issues for Travis County Attorneys Seminar, Medical Practice Act §5.01(a) Non-Profit Health Organizations: The Mechanics of Obtaining and Keeping Certification, Travis County Bar Association, Austin Young Lawyers Association Foundation, and Austin Health Lawyers Group, Austin, Texas (Feb. 7, 1997).
  • Government Law and Liability Conference, Profile of a Licensure Disciplinary Proceeding (Panel Presentation), Office of the Attorney General, Austin, Texas (May 6, 1996).
  • Managed Health Care Issues for Travis County Attorneys, A View from the Government Regulatory Enforcement Initiatives (Panel Presentation), Travis County Bar Association and Austin Young Lawyers Association Foundation, Austin, Texas (Dec. 8, 1995).
  • Health Regulation - Discussions, Regulation of the Medical Profession by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, Health Policy Institute, University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, Houston, Texas (Nov.14, 1995).
  • A Mosaic: Integrating the Art and Science of Regulation, Tracking and Monitoring Restricted Licenses, Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation, Fifteenth Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas (Sept. 8, 1995).
  • New Horizons and Challenges: The Changing Face of Occupational and Professional Regulation, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): Producing Win-Win Outcomes (Panel Presentation), Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation, Eastern Regional Conference, Orlando, Florida (May 27, 1995).
  • Medical Boards: Protecting the Public in a Changing Environment, Evaluating Quality of Care Complaints, The Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, 84th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas (Apr. 20, 1995).
  • What's Hot: A Texas Legislative and Regulatory Update, 5.01(a) Non-profit Health Corporations: A TSBME Review of Recent Rule-making, Texas Hospital Association, Austin, Texas (Feb.10, 1995). v
  • Texas Medical Association Committee on Physician Health and Rehabilitation, Second Annual Retreat for Volunteers in the Physician Health and Rehabilitation Program, Legal Issues: Physician Health Program/Texas State Board of Medical Examiners (Joint presentation with Donald P. Wilcox, J.D.), Irving, Texas (Jan. 28, 1995).
  • Making Your Case: The Mechanics of Civil Prosecution, Discovery -- Using it to Build Your Case, Administrative Law Section, Travis County Bar Association, Austin, Texas (Nov.18, 1994).
  • 1993 Texas Health Law Conference, Corporate Practice of Medicine Prohibition (Joint presentation with Kevin Reed, J.D.), The Health Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Hospital Association, Austin, Texas (Oct. 8, 1993).