Joel M. Androphy
Berg & Androphy
3704 Travis
Houston, TX 77002

Position: Member

TEL: 713-529-5622

FAX: 713-529-3785

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Admitted: 1978, Texas, U.S. District Court, Southern, Western, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Sixth and Tenth Circuits; 1983, U.S. Supreme Court; 1990, Colorado

Law School: South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1978.

College: Clark University, B.A. in Economics, 1975.

Birth Date and Place: April 30, 1953.

Practice Areas: Complex Commercial Litigation; Securities Fraud; Patent Infringement; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Appellate Law; White Collar Criminal Defense.

Additional Information: See: United States ex rel. Rita Hayward v. SavaSeniorCare, LLC, et al.; Natasha Lyons, ex rel. United States of America v. Cornerstone Healthcare Group Holding, Inc. and CHG Hospital Medical Center, LLC d/b/a Cornerstone Hospital Medical Center

Houston (Director, 1989-1991, 1992-1993; Continuing Legal Education Committee Chairperson, 1992-1993; Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program Chairperson, 1993-1994; Audit and Finance Committee Chairperson, 1994-1995; Judicial Polls Chairperson, 1995-1996; Second Vice President, 1995-1996, Treasurer, 1994-1995, Secretary, 1993-1994) and Federal (Treasurer, 1981-1982, First Vice President, 1982-1983 and 1984-1985, President Elect, 1985-1986, President, 1986-1987, Houston Chapter) Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas (Director, 1997-1999; Member, Texas Commission for Lawyer Discipline, 2001-2004; Chair and Board of Editors, Texas Bar Journal, 2000-2002; Chair, General Counsel Oversight Committee, 1999-2000; Associate Editor, State Bar Appellate Advocate, 1989-1996, 1998-2000). Recipient: Outstanding Legal Article Award, Houston Bar Foundation, 1985 and 1996; President's Award, Houston Bar Association, Outstanding Service, 1990 and 1994. Presidents Citation, Outstanding Service to the State Bar as Chair of the Board of Editors of the Texas Bar Journal. Law Clerk to Honorable Norman W. Black, Late Chief U.S. District Judge, Southern District of Texas, 1978-1980. Editor, Houston Lawyer, 1988-1990. Member, U.S. District Judges Merit Selection Committee for U.S. Magistrates, 1989, 1992 and 1997; U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Merit Selection Committee for Public Defender, 1993. Adjunct Professor, White Collar Crime, University of Houston Law School and South Texas College of Law, 1994-1999. Articles and Publications: "White Collar Crime," Civil & Criminal Practice Guide, 4 Volume Treatise with Forms on CD Rom Updated Annually. (West Group), ; "Beware of Trade Secret Thieves," Business Law and Litigation Services, 15 Texas Lawyers No. 32, Oct. 1999; "Federal Contemp of Court," 61 Texas Bar Journal No.1, Jan. 1998; "General Corporate Criminal Liability," American Corporate Counsel Ass'n, January 1999; "Health Care Fraud," 33 Houston Lawyer No. 1, July-August 1995; "Crimes and Campaign Contributions," 30 Houston Lawyer No. 6, June 1993; "Environmental Crimes," 29 Houston Lawyer No. 4, January 1992; "Money Laundering: The Money Laundering Crimes Act," 28 Houston Lawyer No. 1, July-August 1990; "Avoiding Criminal Exposure While Seeking Bankruptcy Relief," 53 Texas Bar Journal No. 6, 1990; "Challenging Federal Grand Jury Investigations: What to do With What is Left," 26 Houston Lawyer No. 5, April 1989; "The Criminal Cloud Over S.E.C. Investigations of Insider Trading," 25 Houston Lawyer No. 5, April 1988 (cover article); "What Corporate Counsel Needs to Know About Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions," 50 Texas Bar Journal No. 9, October 1987. (Board Certified, Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization)

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