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|Professional License Defense
|Employment Discrimination & Sexual Harassment
|False Claim and Qui Tam Litigation
Michael J. Khouri
Michael Khouri has been practicing law in Orange County for over 30 years.
He is considered an expert in professional licensing defense and the defense of Medi-Care/Medi-Cal audits, and has tried in excess of 100 cases. An expert in representing health care providers, Michael has proven his abilities with a number of cases and has spoken at multiple events. He is recognized throughout California and the Country for his integrity and firm resolve to help his clients get the best possible resolution to their licensing or criminal matters.
Mr. Khouri started his career as a Deputy District Attorney in Orange County.
He routinely practiced before the trial and appellate courts when he was a prosecutor and focused his practice on the legality of police conduct in major narcotics investigations. In this regard, Mr. Khouri argued the case of People v. Bravo (1987) 43 Cal.3d 600 before the California Supreme Court and represented the state wide association of prosecutors. The Bravo case established a new standard for the search of repeat narcotic offenders.
Once in private practice, Mr. Khouri began to develop a specialty representing health care providers (ie doctors, dentists, podiatrists, chiropractors, pharmacists, psychologists etc) in criminal cases such as medical billing fraud, narcotics cases and sexual assault on patients, including rape. He has handled these cases across the country and has lectured nationally in front of state wide medical associations. Mr. Khouri is a member of the indigent defense panel in the U.S. District Court-Central District of California and in that capacity acts as a privately contracted federal public defender. He recently was lead counsel on the Mexican Mafia organized crime case and has represented other major defendants in large drug conspiracy cases, alien smuggling cases, bank robberies and more. Mr. Khouri is AV rated by Martindalle-Hubbell.
Prevented indictment of prominent physician caught up in alleged fraudulent charity.
Obtained probation for prominent software engineer who caused death of cyclist while driving.
Saved license of chiropractor accused by multiple patients of sexual
Saved prominent orthopedic group hundreds of thousands of dollars by advising how to structure adjunct physical therapy practice to comply with auditors demands.
Obtained dismissal of Indictment of prominent podiatrist by discovering and exposing fraudulent billing company.
Apex Energetics Corp., Chemique Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Costa Mesa Compounding Pharmacy, NCMIC Insurance Co., Podiatry Insurance Co. of America, Professional Solutions Ins. Co., Cooperative of America Physicians, the Dentist Insurance Company, and countless individual healthcare providers and other professionals consisting of Medical Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Podiatrists, Chiropractors, Pharmacists, DME Companies, Ambulance Companies and Rescue Squads, Home Health Care Agencies, Advanced Prosthetic Device Companies, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Board and Care Homes, all types of Independent Diagnostic Testing Facilities, Diagnostic Sleep Centers, Lawyers, Real Estate Salespersons and Brokers, and Accountants.
An interview with Michael Khouri on the Business and Technology Report featuring "America's Best Lawyers" as presented on the Forbes Business Channel produced by Sky Radio Network
* Mr. Khouri has lectured before the state podiatric associations of Washington, California, Ohio, Michigan and New York on Medicare issues.
Loyola Marymount University, 1978
Loyola Law School of Los Angeles., 1981
Indigent defense panel in the U.S. District Court-Central District
California State Bar
State Bar of Texas
Bar of the United States Supreme Court
Bars of U.S. District Courts Southern, Central, Northern, and Eastern Districts of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
* On various occasions, Mr. Khouri has been admitted to practice in the federal courts of Washington, Ohio, Arizona, Nevada, Virginia, & Louisiana.