After more than 30 years focused on evaluating and trying complex cases, I have a strong feel for what a jury will do in any case. This unique experience allows me to deliver a targeted case assessment early in the process and concentrate on tasks that impact the outcome the most. My goal is to lead clients to the result that’s in their best interests, whether it involves negotiating a reasonable, cost-efficient solution on the front end or taking the case all the way to trial.
Licensed in Texas and Oklahoma, Ken Stone focuses his practice on commercial and personal injury litigation matters, primarily within the healthcare field but also across several other industries. Leader of the Healthcare Litigation Practice Group, he spends a substantial portion of his time assisting parties in resolving contractual disputes, and he works with a diverse group of healthcare clients – individual physicians, physician groups, hospitals, nursing homes and dialysis centers – resolving insurance, billing and recoupment disputes that arise when their valid claims for payment are either denied or reduced by insurers and Medicare.
Ken has also guided healthcare providers to favorable outcomes in dozens of medical malpractice cases over the years, with a more recent emphasis on defending hospitals and medical practices that are wrongfully sued under the corporate practice of medicine doctrine.
Ken maintains an active administrative law practice as well, representing healthcare clients in licensing disputes and other professional licensure matters before various boards in Texas, including the Texas Medical Board, the Texas Board of Nursing and the Texas Physician Assistant Board. Clients also rely on Ken to provide quick answers to everyday licensing and peer review questions and to advise on best practices for handling similar issues internally.
Since state and federal agencies have recently intensified their enforcement activities in many of the firm’s key industries, Ken now devotes part of his practice to defending corporate and individual clients facing investigations and enforcement proceedings with potential criminal and civil liability. These matters typically involve allegations of fraud and abuse within any heavily regulated industry, including healthcare, financial services, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and many more.
Ken is at his best when helping clients overcome any challenging crisis, particularly when he can develop an outside-the-box strategy that not only solves the problems at hand, but also prevents a similar crisis from happening again. He relishes the opportunity to represent plaintiffs or defendants in high-stakes personal injury and commercial litigation matters involving a wide range of issues, including contractual and employment disputes, construction defects, product liability, sexual misconduct and a variety of professional negligence claims in the legal and accounting fields.