Debrán O’Neil is with Carrington Coleman’s Healthcare practice group. With family members in the healthcare profession, Debrán has a deep respect for the service nurses and other healthcare professionals provide. She appreciates the opportunity to honor their service with her own hard work.
Debrán represents healthcare facilities in medical negligence and commercial litigation cases. She also advises healthcare facilities and healthcare providers on issues related to peer review, physician credentialing, Stark, Anti-kickback, HIPAA, HITECH Act, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Debrán assists clients in litigation by deposing plaintiffs and fact witnesses, working with expert witnesses, drafting and arguing motions, and preparing discovery requests and responses.
Debrán represents clients in other industries as well, with a focus on products liability, personal injury defense, and commercial litigation. Debrán has experience in fraud and fiduciary duty litigation, breach of contract actions, and insurance and real estate disputes. Her work includes taking depositions of fact witnesses and plaintiffs, drafting and arguing motions, handling discovery, and coordinating with various local and national parties.
Co-Author, SMU Annual Texas Survey: Professional Liability, SMU L. Rev. (2016).
Co-Author, What is Good for One is Not Always Good for All: Considerations When Operating a Healthcare Business in Multiple States, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter (2016 Special Healthcare Issue).
Co-Author, Professional Liability, SMU L. Rev. (2015).
Author, New Changes to Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter (Winter 2014).
Co-Author, Doing Business With Health Care Providers, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter (Spring 2013).
Co-Author, Six Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Health Law, DBA Headnotes (March 2013).
Co-Author, Professional Liability, 66 SMU L. Rev. 1055 (2013).
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Baylor University School of Law
J.D., summa cum laude, 2012
Baylor Law Review, 2010-12: Managing Senior Executive Editor
Order of Barristers
B.A., magna cum laude, 2009
Hatton Sumners Fellow
Texas Health Lawyers Association
Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, Associate, 2015-2016
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 2014 Leadership Class
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Trial Skills Boot Camp, Co-Chair
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Judiciary Committee
Dallas Bar Association, Transition to Law Program Advisor
Texas Bar Association
Attorneys Serving the Community, Heart & Sole 5k Committee
Honored as a Rising Star in Business Litigation as published in Texas Monthly magazine, 2016.