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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.

Speeches/Publications

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).

Court Admissions

Texas, 2012

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Education

Baylor University School of Law
J.D., summa cum laude, 2012
Baylor Law Review, 2010-12: Managing Senior Executive Editor
Order of Barristers

Southwestern University
B.A., magna cum laude, 2009
Hatton Sumners Fellow

Associations/Affiliations

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

Honors and Distinctions

Honored as a Rising Star in Business Litigation as published in Texas Monthly magazine, 2016.

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