Mr. Khouri has more than 30 years of legal practice, and is considered an expert in professional licensing defense and the defense of MediCare audits, and has tried over 100 cases including jury trials, court trials, and administrative hearings.
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The Khouri Law Firm provides aggressive defense and legal representation of medical and other licensed professionals in criminal defense, administrative licensing matters, professional license defense, health law and the defense of criminal cases which impact professional licensure status.

We have successfully represented vast numbers of physicians, dentists, podiatrists, chiropractors, pharmacists, board and care home administrators, and psychologists in all licensure matters. In addition, The Khouri Law Firm has successfully defended criminal defendants in cases charging drug conspiracy, alien smuggling, bank robbery, organized crime violations, Medi-Care & Medi-Cal fraud, counterfeiting, organized prostitution conspiracies, immigration fraud and more.

We have even represented groups of physicians in partnership disputes designed to oust doctors disciplined by the Medical Board or convicted of a crime.

Michael Khouri successfully prevented indictment for Medicare fraud of a medical equipment company and its owners, who provided high-tech wheelchairs to nursing homes, by demonstrating that Medicare favored coverage after a thorough analysis of the administrative law judge decisions and local and national coverage determinations.

Recent Victories

Mike Khouri recently obtained dismissal of multiple Medi-Care fraud charges against an Orange County based internist. The charges were based on the doctor's alleged failure to comply with Medi-Care's so called direct supervision requirement. Mike defended the doctor during a six week federal jury trial which could not reach a unanimous verdict but split 10-2 in favor of not guilty. After such a jury split in favor of acquittal the federal prosecutors dismissed all charges against Mike's client.

Michael Khouri recently gained a favorable decision in a Medicare Administrative Hearing for a Riverside County based physician whose Medicare Provider Number had been misappropriated and used by third-parties to fraudulently bill for Medicare services without the physician's consent or knowledge. Medicare sought recovery of an alleged $438,000 overpayment. Michael successfully argued that his client was without fault in causing the overpayment and, therefore, should not have been held financially liable for the other parties wrongdoing in defrauding Medicare. As a result of Mr. Khouri's vigorous defense, his client was relieved of all liability for the overpayment.

Michael Khouri is also a member of the bars of the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. These Districts include all federal legal actions, criminal and civil, in the cities of El Paso, Austin, San Antonio, Waco, Beaumont, Marshall, Tyler, Texarkana, Amarillo, Houston and Ft. Worth.

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Mike is a former Deputy District Attorney in Orange County, California, and an insightful expert concerning the criminal justice system. He concentrates his practice on the defense of licensed professionals, mostly health care providers, charged with criminal offenses.

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Michael Khouri quoted in Roanoke Times on health care fraud case in Virginia.

Mike Khouri was quoted in the Bristol Herald Courier regarding his representation in a federal health-care fraud case.

Mike Khouri recently obtained a court order prohibiting the Department of Insurance from revoking a corporation's license to sell insurance.

Mike Khouri recently obtained the dismissal of rape charges against the manager of a prominent custodial services firm.

Michael Khouri has been quoted twice by regarding his defense of a physician accused of a felony DUI.
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Michael Khouri has been quoted in the Money and Investing Section of the Wall Street Journal.

Michael Khouri has been quoted by Outpatient Surgery Magazine regarding his defense of prominent local plastic surgeon.

Michael Khouri was mentioned in the OC Register regarding his recent defense of a loan-fraud suspect.

Michael Khouri has been quoted by KGET Channel 17 News regarding the settlement achieved as a result of his defense of a prominent local plastic surgeon against inappropriate sexual relationship allegations.

Michael Khouri has been quoted in an Associated Press news article regarding his representation of Dr. Igwegbe, a Northern California physician accused of causing injuries in a drunken driving crash while heading to work on a day he had five procedures scheduled.

Michael Khouri has been quoted in The Bakersfield Californian regarding his defense of a prominent local plastic surgeon against inappropriate sexual relationship allegations.

Michael Khouri's defense of surgeon Dr. Bonilla has been featured in the LA Times.

Michael Khouri's defense of Dr. Bonilla has been featured in the Daily Breeze.

Michael Khouri recently spoke at healthcare conference at UCLA Dental School on how to avoid billing fraud allegations.

Mike Khouri recently obtained dismissal of driving under the influence charges against a prominent Orange County neurologist.

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