J.D. Epstein received his Bachelor of Science in 1965 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1967 from the University of Illinois. Mr. Epstein was admitted to the practice of law in the states of Illinois, Texas and the District of Columbia. Since the early seventies, Mr. Epstein has limited his practice to health care issues, and is nationally known for his representation of thousands of hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, HMOs, physicians, medical staffs and related clients throughout the country. Mr. Epstein is a former partner and leader of the Healthcare Industry Practice at Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P.
Mr. Epstein has been listed in Best Lawyers in America (Healthcare) for over a decade, Texas Super Lawyer, Chambers Tier One Ranking, Expert Guide to Law (Healthcare), a recipient of American Health Lawyers Association’s David Greenburg Award for Meritorious Service, and is Past President and a Founding Fellow of the American Health Lawyers Association.
Mr. Epstein was named by Best Lawyers as the 2011 Best Healthcare Lawyer in Houston, Texas. Mr. Epstein is a past Chairman, Executive Committee Member and Counsel to the Texas Chapter and served on the National Board of Volunteers of the March of Dimes. He currently serves on the Board of Visitors of the University of Illinois Law School and on the UTMB Development Board and its Executive Committee. Mr. Epstein is presently of Counsel to the firm of Greer, Herz & Adams, L.L.P.