Bridget M. Eyler
Bridget Eyler practices healthcare, administrative and criminal law with a focus in the area of medical professionals licensure and license defense. She advises clients on disciplinary actions and misconduct allegations that range from standard of care issues and boundary violations to chemical dependency.
Bridget Eyler is a highly experienced, skillful, and aggressive attorney. She began her career prosecuting for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, respectively, where she successfully tried numerous misdemeanor and felony cases. She also conducted grand jury investigations.
While with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, Bridget worked in the Public Integrity Division. She investigated and effectively prosecuted various types of cases against various government officials/employees and state licensed professionals, e.g., bribery, theft, fraud, healthcare fraud, tampering with government records, and drug diversion cases. She prosecuted state licensed professionals, i.e., physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, teachers, police officers, etc., and handled healthcare fraud cases (Medicare and Medicaid).
Throughout her legal career, Bridget has gained an expertise with healthcare law and healthcare professionals. She is highly knowledgeable in occupational and professional license defense and healthcare law cases e.g. nursing license defense, physician license defense, pharmacy license defense and many other health care occupations license defense cases.
Bridget worked as a Corporate Compliance Manager for the Dallas County Hospital District (Parkland Hospital) to further her knowledge and qualifications in the corporate/business side of health care. It was this position that allowed Bridget to gain the full understanding of the business side of healthcare and all of its complexities. This experience also allowed Bridget to see the daily operations of health care professionals at work. She was able to see the environment that nurses and doctors worked in on a daily basis. She was able to see the inner workings of a hospital and the management staff. This experience has allowed her to better understand the inner workings of a large hospital and the daily trials and tribulations of nurses and doctors.
In addition, Bridget also gained invaluable experience in healthcare contracting, Medicare and Medicaid issues, risk assessments, grant review, academic medical centers, billing, coding, HIPAA, and the United States’(federal) and Texas’ (state) stringent healthcare laws and regulations.
Bridget has successfully handled hundreds of cases throughout her legal career. She works very closely with her clients to assess the merits of the case, and develop a full-case strategy, estimate the costs to be incurred, arrive at a financial plan that takes into account the size and complexity of the case, and the client’s resources. While clients have been greatly impressed by Bridget’s expertise and management of their state of affairs, they have been equally impressed by her personal and enthusiastic caring about their business and families’ personal future.Experience and Education:
Bridget worked as a Special Assistant United States Attorney/Assistant Texas Attorney General prosecuting health care fraud cases at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Texas.
Bridget gained civil law experience while working at a small law firm on a successful whistleblower/qui tam case, employment and labor law cases, product liability, and deceptive trade practices act (DTPA) cases.
Bridget received her degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Bridget acquired her law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law.
Her ultimate success is her ability to be involved in the investigation of each underlying case, interviewing her own witnesses and deciding the merits of the case. She knows it is important to become immersed into the situation to gain an understanding of all aspects of the case.
Bridget is licensed to practice law in both Texas and Oklahoma. She is also licensed to practice in both the Northern and Eastern District United States District Courts.
Bridget is always ready to take on the challenges of diligently representing her clients to effectively meet the needs of each individual case.
J.D., Oklahoma City University School of Law, 1997
Phi Delta Phi – International Legal Fraternity
B.A. Political Science/minor-Business , University of Texas at Arlington, 1991
Oklahoma State Bar, 2006
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
American Health Lawyers Association
Member Since: 2008
American Bar Association
Member Since: 2008
Texas Super Lawyers: Rising Stars 2006 (a Thomson Reuters service)
Playing the electric guitar (rock, blues, and jazz), playing with and loving on my 2 fur babies (dogs), Abbey and Lexey, and assisting with pet rescue group Recycled Pomeranians and Schipperkes, collecting sports memorabilia, and New York Yankees baseball.