Matt McCracken is licensed to practice law in Texas and New Mexico. He has more than twenty-five years of trial, appellate and administrative law experience representing medical, legal, insurance and other professionals as well as product manufacturers, energy companies, telecommunications companies and medical institutions. Matt has defended numerous doctors, nurses and insurance professionals at their respective licensing boards. Matt is a well-known figure at the Texas Medical Board where he guides doctors through the professional disciplinary process and licensure issues.
Notably, Matt briefed and argued the seminal case of American Transitional Care v. Palacios; 46 S.W.3d 873 (Tex. 2001) at the Texas Supreme Court. This important decision established minimum standards for preliminary expert reports in medical malpractice cases, and set the standard of appellate review in dismissals of medical malpractice cases under Tex. Rev. Civ. Stat. Ann. Article 4590i §13.01, now Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Chapter 74. This case has been cited by appellate courts over 5,000 times and continues to instruct and inform judges and lawyers across the State of Texas.
American Transitional Care Centers v. Palacios
46 S.W.3d 873 (Tex. 2001)
Bren-Tex Tractor v. Massey-Ferguson, Inc.
97 S.W.3d 155 (Tex. App.–Houston [14th Dist.] 2002)
Courtney v. Gelber
905 S.W.2d 33 (Tex. App.–Houston [1st Dist.] 1995)
Diaz v. The Methodist Hospital
46 F.3d 492 (5th Cir. 1997)
Escalante v. Koerner
28 S.W.3d 641 (Tex. App.–Corpus Christi 2000)
Harris v. Borne
933 S.W.2d 535 (Tex. App.–Houston [1st Dist.] 1995)
Imkie v. The Methodist Hospital
326 S.W.3d 339 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2010)
JMK 6, Inc. v. Gregg & Gregg, P.C.
192 S.W.3d 189 (Tex. App.–Houston [14th Dist.] 2006)
Merckling v. Curtis
911 S.W.2d 759 (Tex. App.–Houston [1st Dist.] 1995)
Nguyen v. Kim
3 S.W.3d 146 (Tex. App.–Houston [14th Dist.] 1999)
Ocomen v. Rubio
24 S.W.3d 461 (Tex. App.–Houston [1st Dist.] 2000)
Osborne v. St. Lukes
915 S.W.2d 906 (Tex. App.–Houston [1st Dist.] 1996)
Sawyer v. Millard
849 S.W.2d 808 (Tex. 1993)
Rideau v. Parkem Industrial Services, Inc.
917 F.2d 892 (5th Cir. 1990)