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Executive Members of THLA

  • MARTIN MERRITT

    MARTIN MERRITT

    Executive Director
    Friedman & Feiger

    Martin Merritt is one of the nation’s leading Health Lawyers, focusing his practice upon the representation of physicians in Medicare Fraud and Abuse litigation and…

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  • KARIN ZANER

    KARIN ZANER

    Past President
    Zaner Law

    Ms. Karin Zaner, President of the Firm, practices in the Litigation Section of the Dallas office. Her experience includes litigation before both state and federal trial courts, as well as…

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  • EVIE LALANGAS

    EVIE LALANGAS

    Past President
    Gray Reed

    A third-generation attorney, Evangeline (Evie) O. Lalangas took an early interest in health care. She and her sister played dentist growing up, fashioning retainers out of paperclips for…

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  • PAT SOUTER

    PAT SOUTER

    President
    Gray Reed

    Pat Souter is known for his legal and educational experience in the healthcare industry, making him a sought-after resource for clients and students alike…

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  • CHRIS REED

    CHRIS REED

    President Elect
    Weaver Johnston

    Chris Reed started his career at an international law firm over 15 years ago and has become a seasoned litigator who prides himself on serving his client’s interests by aggressively…

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  • Jeffery P. Drummond

    Jeffery P. Drummond

    Treasurer
    Jackson Walker

    Jeffery P. Drummond’s areas of expertise include representing hospitals, physicians, laboratories, surgery centers, and other health care providers in transactional and regulatory…

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