More Than 20 Years Of Experience In The Field Of Health Care Law


Mark S. Kennedy

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Mark S. Kennedy is the founder of Kennedy Attorney & Counselors at Law, a health law firm in Dallas, Texas. The firm's practice is focused on health law and health care provider regulatory compliance.

Mark has handled a wide array of cases and has broad-based experience. He formerly was Assistant Regional Counsel to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He served nine years in the Dallas Region and was the lead litigation attorney for the 5-state region. He represented the Health Care Financing Administration (now Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, "CMS"), the Inspector General, and other Departmental Agencies in the federal trial and appellate courts and various administrative tribunals.

Mark has represented the government in many cases concerning Medicare and Medicaid involving payment and reimbursement disputes, fraud and abuse enforcement, health and safety compliance, and provider bankruptcy. Prior to his work with HHS, Mark was associate counsel for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee.

In private practice, Mark's depth of knowledge in health care regulation has proven to be an invaluable asset in successfully representing clients in a wide array of civil and regulatory matters. His background and experience provide him a unique understanding of government decision-making and procedures.

Mark's broad-based health care regulation background has brought him numerous honors including the HHS General Counsel's Excellence in Legal Services Award (1992). He was selected to serve as a representative to the North Texas Health Care Fraud Working Group and as faculty of the National Health Lawyers Association. Mark is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Oklahoma Bar Association, American Health Lawyers Association, and participates in other State and Local professional associations. He also is a member of the Dallas Bar Association and was elected to its Executive Health Council.


  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1985
  • University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1982

Classes & Seminars

  • Faculty Member, National Health Lawyers Association
  • Medical Director Rules and Guidelines for Home Health Lifecare Oklahoma Webinar, February 2011
  • ZPIC Investigations Lifecare Oklahoma Webinar, December 2010
  • Fraud & Abuse; Corporate Compliance Texas Association for Home Care, Houston Texas November 2010
  • ZPIC Investigations Oklahoma Association for Home Care, Oklahoma City, July 2010

Past Positions

  • Cochran & Cochran, P.C., Dallas, Texas, Associate Attorney
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Dallas, Texas, Assistant Regional Counsel/Lead Attorney
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Counsel
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Counsel
  • Mattoon Law Offices , Law Clerk, Norman, Oklahoma, 1985
  • Sherman, Pool, Thompson, Coldiron & Blankenship, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Law Clerk
  • McGee & Ketcham, Washington, D.C., Intern

Published Works

  • Kennedy Attorneys websites News & Blog section 2002-2020

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Kennedy Attorneys & Counselors at Law, Director, Dallas, Texas , 2002

Practice Areas

  • Health Law & Regulatory Compliance
  • Medicare/Medicaid Payment & Reimbursement
  • Healthcare Fraud & Abuse
  • Health Standards & Quality Compliance
  • Healthcare Transactions & Contracting
  • Hospitals & Ancillary Providers
  • Employment Law
  • Medicare, Medicaid & Insurance
  • State Licensure
  • Medicare Certification
  • Healthcare Related White Collare Crime
  • False Claims and Qui Tam Medicare
  • Provider Terminations and Exclusion
  • Civil Monetary Penalties
  • Medical Licensing Boards
  • Peer Review and Credentialing
  • Provider & Practitioner Bankruptcy

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • Supreme Court of Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • Federal Claims Court


  • HHS General Counsel's Excellence in Legal Services Award
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America© 2019-2021
  • Health Care Financing Administration’s Attorney Recognitions (1992-1994)
  • Regional Director’s Leadership Award (1992)
  • Health Standards and Quality’s Attorney Recognition Award (1994)
  • General Counsel’s Excellence in Legal Services Award (1992)
  • General Counsel’s Certificate of Commendation (1991)
  • Alpha Nu Honor Society
  • American Studies Program, Undergraduate Honors Political Science, Washington, D.C.
  • Super Lawyers 2023 & 2024