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George Indest

George Indest

The Health Law Firm
  • Health Care Law, Business Law, Employment Law...
  • District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana
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George F. Indest III is the President and Managing Partner of The Health Law Firm, based in Orlando. Mr. Indest is board certified by the Florida Bar in the legal specialty of Health Law. He is also board certified as a health care risk manager by the American Board of Risk Management, Inc. His practice encompasses all aspects of business, corporate, transactional, regulatory and administrative health law practice, and he represents physicians, nurses, hospitals, home health agencies, long term care facilities and other health care providers. His practice also includes the litigation of professional licensing cases and business litigation, defense of health care providers, negotiation of sales of health care practices, Medicare Fraud defense and other areas of Health Care Law. He holds an AV® Preeminent rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, which is the highest level attainable by an attorney, according to Martindale-Hubbell, his rating is 5 out of 5. Mr. Indest served as in-house counsel at one of the Navy's largest teaching hospitals and was also in charge of the legal and medical risk management programs in the Navy's largest regional health care system which consisted of twenty-seven major hospitals and treatment facilities. He has served on the Executive Council of the Health Law Section of the Florida Bar and has served as Chair of the Medical/Legal Committee of the Orange County Bar Association. Mr. Indest received his BA and JD degree, cum laude, from Tulane University and also was awarded an LL.M. degree, with highest honors, from the National Law Center, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., where his course emphasis was in health care law (legal medicine).He is a member of the state bars of Florida, Louisiana and the District of Columbia. Mr. Indest has also served on the Board of Directors of a nonprofit charity nursing home and a number of other charitable organizations.

Practice Areas
  • Health Care Law
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Education Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
Florida
Louisiana
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
President & Managing Partne
The Health Law Firm
- Current
Firm represents primarily healthcare professionals in business, contractual, administrative, licensing and litigation matters. Clients include physicians, nurses, dentists, medical groups, nursing homes, hospital chains, and other health care professionals and facilities. Offices in Altamonte Springs, Orlando and Pensacola.
Shareholder, Partner, Head of Business and Health Law Department
Unger, Swartwood, Indest & Acree, P.A.
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Business, corporate, transactional, regulatory and administrative practice for physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, home health care agencies, managed care organizations and insurers. Professional liability and business defense litigation. Supervised work of two other attorneys and two paralegals in this medium sized Central Florida firm with offices in Orlando and Jacksonville.
Health Care Attorney
Baker Hostetler
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Member of Business Department, Firmwide Health Care Industry Group, and Mergers and Acquisitions Team in large, national firm. All aspects of business, corporate, transactional, regulatory and administrative law practice for physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, home health care agencies, managed care organizations and insurers. Formation of all types of business entities and not-for-profit corporations, professional associations and IPAs; drafted health-related business contracts of all types. Litigation involving defense of medical personnel, professional licenses, nursing home liability and administrative hearings.
Litigation and Health Care Attorney
Taraska, Grower, & Ketcham, P.A.
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Associate in medium size Central Florida defense firm representing large number of hospitals, medical malpractice carriers, physicians, IPAs and medical associations among its major clients. Practice concentrated in medical malpractice defense, personal injury and insurance defense litigation; health care law; appellate practice. Advised clients on self-referral prohibitions, fraud and abuse laws, federal antitrust policies, and other regulatory initiatives. Represented institutional providers with respect to medical staff issues, emergency room patient transfers (COBRA), physician contracting, medical staff bylaws, Medicare/Medicaid issues, risk management and general operational matters.
Medico-Legal Advisor/Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, Chief of Naval Education and Training (CNET)
United States Navy
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Primary assistant in supervising and monitoring CNET's legal program and overseeing all CNET attorneys. CNET's annual budget exceeded $1.2 billion and had 40,500 permanent staff. CNET provided all formal education and training for the U.S. Navy. Assisted in formulating policy, drafting and analyzing proposed legislation and regulations on following subjects: health care, legal assistance (consumer protection), management of legal assets, education, charitable organizations, military justice and other matters. Reviewed, researched and prepared recommendations on all medical malpractice claims investigations; claims averaged in excess of $120 million per year. Provided advice and assistance on all health care law issues relating to eleven major medical and dental commands.
Staff Judge Advocate (Counsel
United States Navy: Naval Medical Command, Mid-Atlantic Region Headquarters, Norfolk, Virginia
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Counsel for regional health care system that included Virginia; North Carolina; South Carolina; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Puerto Rico; Bermuda; and Iceland; included eight hospitals, five major dental facilities and numerous widely dispersed branch medical and dental clinics, including legal offices staffed by attorneys at three of the major hospitals.
Staff Judge Advocate (In House Counsel)
United States Navy: Naval Hospital Portsmouth, Virginia
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one of the U.S. Navy's largest teaching hospitals. Only attorney for teaching hospital of approximately 750 bed capacity (approx. 440 active beds), 400 doctors, 17 buildings and several thousand nursing and support staff personnel.
Staff Judge Advocate
United States Navy: USS MIDWAY (CV-4l)
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Legal adviser for commanding officer and crew of approximately 4,500 men. Prepared all criminal cases for prosecution at courts-martial including direction of government investigators. Advised on various international law and admiralty issues including interpretation of status of forces agreements, laws of armed conflict (including Geneva Conventions) and treaty interpretation. Advised and acted in numerous administrative law matters including claims for and against the government.
Military Attorney/ Magistrate
Naval Legal Service Office
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One of sixteen attorneys in office providing legal services to military organizations. Positions held: Senior Trial Counsel, Senior Defense Counsel, Head of Administrative Law Department, Head of Legal Assistance Department, and Head Military Magistrate.
Education
Tulane University
B.A. | Political and Computer Science
Tulane University School of Law
J.D.
Honors: Cum Laude
The George Washington University Law School
LL.M. (1986) | Health Care Law and International Law
Honors: With Highest Honors
University of West Florida
M.P.A. (1982) | Public Finance
Awards
Orlando's Best Health Care Attorney
Florida Medical Business
Top Honors 2012-2016
American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
AV® Preeminent rating, Peer Review 5/5 for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
Martindale-Hubbell
Top Attorney in Health Care
Avvo
Top Attorney in Administrative Law
Avvo
Super Lawyer of Florida 2006-2010, 2014-2018
Super Lawyers
George F. Indest III was recognized by Super Lawyers from 2006 to 2010, and 2014 to 2018. According to Super Lawyers: "Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement."
Professional Associations
The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA)
Member
Current
American Health Lawyers Association
Member
Current
Escambia-Santa Rosa County Bar Association
Member
Current
Florida Society of Healthcare Risk Managers (FSHRM), subdivision of FHA
Current
Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS)
Current
American Association for Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association)
Current
Webster University Graduate Schoo
Adjunct Professor
- Current
Barry University of Orlando School of Law
Adjunct Professor
- Current
The Bar Association of the District of Columbia
Member
- Current
The Florida Bar
Executive Council of Health Law Section (HLS); Business Law Sect.
- Current
Louisiana State Bar Association
Member
- Current
Guardian Care Convalescent Center
Board of Directors
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Seminole County Bar Association
Board of Directors
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Barry University Law School
Board of Advisers
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National Kidney Foundation of Florida, Inc.
Board of Trustees
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Orange County Bar Association
Chair of Medical-Legal Committee
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Orlando Medical News Incharge Healthcare 2014
Orlando Medical News
Legal Strategies For Doctors To Fight Bad Online Reviews
Florida Medical Business
Physicians Entangled in Tainted Drugs Lawsuits
American Medical News
19 Tips to Prepare You For a Medicare Audit Site Visit
Medical Economics
The Florida Nursing Law Manual
The Health Law Foundation
"Legal Ethics: Part II," in Journal of Nursing Law, Vol. 10, No. 1
Journal of Nursing Law, Vol. 10, No. 1
Legal Ethics: Part I, Journal of Nursing Law, Vol. 10, No. 1
Journal of Nursing Law, Vol. 10, No. 1
Confidentiality of Medical Records in Florida
Lorman Education Services
Legal Ethics for the Health Care Lawyer, Chap. 3 in Fla. Bar Health Law Section, Health Law Handbook
The Florida Bar Health Law Section
The Florida Healthcare Professionals' Medico-Legal Guide
DC Press, Sanford
Medical Records in Florida: Duty to Keep Medical Records Confidential (and other chapters), in Legalities of Utilizing and Maintaining Computerized Medical Records in Florida
Lorman Education Services
Overview of the New HIPAA Privacy Requirements, The FOMA Journal
Fla. Osteopathic Med. Association
History, Sources and Overview of Medical Information Confidentiality and Documentation Requirements; Risk Management Issues Relating to Medical Records; Medical Records and Litigation; Electronic Medical Records and Computer Age Concerns; chapters in Conf
Lorman Education Services
Certifications
Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law
The Florida Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Health Law Firm
Website
George F. Indest III Resume
Blog
The Health Law Blog
Blog
The Health Law Firm Blog
Blog
Nursing Law Blog
Blog
Pharmacy Law Blog
Blog
Mental Health Law Blog
Blog
Massage Therapy Law Blog
Blog
Dental Law Blog
Blog
Colorado Health Law Blog
Blog
Marijuana Law Blog
Blog
Legal Solutions Blog
Blog
Health Facilities Law Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
Main Office
1101 Douglas Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
USA
Telephone: (407) 331-6620
Cell: (850) 479-1001
Fax: (407) 331-3030