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  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
    • B.B.A., Texas A&M University
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

Sherri Alexander serves as Chair of the Health Care Litigation practice.  She has represented hospitals, surgical centers and national healthcare systems for more than 30 years.  Sherri is committed to understanding clients’ medical staff and operational needs and delivering workable solutions. When litigation is unavoidable, she relies on her experience in the courtroom to efficiently obtain desired results. Sherri’s practice focuses on:

  • Representing clients in cases involving medical staff, exclusive contract, antitrust, tort, and breach of contract claims
  • Advising hospital committees regarding credentialing, competence, professional conduct, and wellness issues of practitioners
  • Representing Medical Executive Committees during investigations and hospital hearings and appeals
  • Serving as a Presiding Officer/Hearing Officer
  • Advising Hospital Boards during appeals regarding practitioner privileges
  • Representing nurse peer review committees
  • Advising clients regarding reports to the National Practitioner Data Bank and licensing boards
  • Counseling clients about their bylaws, policies and procedures
  • Advising clients about exclusive contracts, closed staffs and call arrangements
 
  • Defended a hospital in a lawsuit brought by a physician, alleging race discrimination when the hospital (1) denied his application for reappointment, and (2) allegedly failed to provide his patients with interpreter services. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit affirmed the district court’s judgment.
  • Defended a hospital in a lawsuit brought by two physicians who contended the hospital’s refusal to award them an exclusive contract was based on race and gender discrimination. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit affirmed the district court’s judgment.
  • Defended a hospital in a lawsuit brought by a physician whose privileges and membership were terminated when he failed to disclose accurate information on his application. After judgment was obtained, the physician dismissed his lawsuit in return for the hospital agreeing not to pursue its attorney’s fees and costs from him.
  • Defended a hospital in a lawsuit brought by a physician, claiming that his privileges were denied without due process under the Healthcare Quality Improvement Act when his exclusive contract to provide anesthesia services was not renewed. The appellate court affirmed the judgment.
  • Defended a health care entity in a lawsuit brought by a physician whose privileges were terminated based on quality of care concerns. The state appellate court affirmed the judgment.
  • Defended hospitals in which physicians sought temporary restraining orders to stop reports to the National Practitioner Data Bank. The trial courts denied the physicians' requests.
  • Handled more than 70 hearings at health care entities in which the medical executive committee recommended an adverse action against a physician.
  • Handled more than 240 mediations on behalf of hospitals requested by physicians in connection with adverse recommendations to deny their applications for or terminate their privileges.