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John J. Rivas - Austin, TX

3345 Bee Cave Rd.Suite 104 Austin, TX 78746

Updated: 05/03/2023

Austin Health Care Lawyer


John J. Rivas provides legal representation to clients in the areas of health care, criminal and administrative law litigation, as well as Medicaid and Medicare fraud, Stark, Anti-Kickback, health care compliance and related white-collar crime matters. In addition to state court, he is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western and Southern District of Texas. John's practice includes the representation of pharmacies, diagnostic and reference labs, home health and hospice agencies, physicians, nurses, dentists, nursing homes, and other licensed health professionals and entities in practice and business matters, as well as their representation and defense before their respective state licensure and peer review boards such as the New York Department of Education, New York Office of Professional Discipline, New York Department of Health Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program, Safeguard Services, Health Integrity, New Jersey Board of Nursing, Texas Medical Board, Texas Nursing Board, Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Texas Attorney General Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, and the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Prior to co-founding Rivas Goldstein, LLP., Mr. Rivas was an associate of Garlo Ward, L.L.P where he represented health care facilities and providers in regulatory matters. Mr. Rivas also practiced at the Texas Attorney General's office in the Elder Law and Public Health Division, where he engaged in nursing home and home health agency litigation as well as handled Medicaid fraud and Qui Tam actions. John's background also includes oil and gas litigation and representing the interests of defendants in personal injury cases while employed as an associate with Stubbeman, McRae, Sealy, Laughlin & Browder. He has also served as counsel for the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners as well served as a prosecutor in Midland County Texas where he tried over 30 jury trials to verdict.

John is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Texas Association of Home Care. He has participated in such activities as the People's Law School, National Mock Trial Competition and various Pro Bono clinics. In 1995, he received a Legal Services Outstanding Volunteer Award.

Juris Doctor, 1993, Texas Tech University School of Law. Bachelor of Arts in English, 1989, University of Texas at Austin.

About John J. Rivas

Practice Areas

  • Health Care
  • Criminal
  • Administrative Law Litigation


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1993
  • New York, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • New Jersey, 2020

Other Affiliations

  • Texas Association of Home Care (Member)
  • American Health Lawyers Association (Member)
  • The Hispanic Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • People's Law School
  • National Mock Trial Competition

Past Positions

  • Garlo Ward, L.L.P, Associate
  • Stubbeman, McRae, Sealy, Laughlin & Browder, Associate
  • Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, Counsel
  • Midland County Texas, Prosecutor
  • Texas Attorney General's Office


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas, 1993
  • University of Texas, Austin
    Major: English


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3345 Bee Cave Rd.Suite 104 Austin, TX 78746


Other Sources of Feedback About John J. Rivas

Included on the 2024 Texas Super Lawyers list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Texas Super Lawyers list

View the profile for John J. Rivas on Super Lawyers


  • West Texas Legal Services Outstanding Volunteer Award, 1995

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By Anonymous on Feb. 11, 2023

5.0 out of 5 stars

Best lawyer ever. Saved my life. Charges has been dropped. I couldn?t believe how he is protecting his clients . Thank you Mr. Rivas. God bless


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