Matt McCracken

Principal - Houston

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Phone: 713.650.1313

Location: Houston Office


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.


Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • New Mexico
  • United States Supreme Court
  • S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • S.D.C. Southern District of Texas
  • S.D.C. Eastern District of Texas
  • S.D.C. Northern District of Texas
  • S.D.C. District of New Mexico


  • JD – University of Houston Law Center
  • MFA – Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
  • BFA – The University of Texas at El Paso

Representative Appeals

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)


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