Attorney Joanna H. Martin received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, double-majoring in History and Sociology. She spent a summer semester at UCLA, decided to move to Southern California, and ultimately settled in San Diego for law school. She was awarded her Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law in 2007. During law school, she was a member of the Trial Advocacy team, competed in the Appellate Moot Court tournament, and volunteered with the Orange County Children’s Home in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Martin also interned with Orange County Public Defender’s Mental Health Unit and the San Diego Public Defender’s Felony Division. She graduated from law school with an honors concentration in criminal law.
From 2007 to 2009, Ms. Martin worked as an Assistant Public Defender in Tampa, Florida, representing indigent juveniles and adults. Over the course of 2 years, she litigated over 35 bench trials and 12 jury trials from voir dire through sentencing. While in Tampa, Ms. Martin also presided over sentencing trials in the Juvenile Diversion Teen Court Program.
Ms. Martin is licensed to practice law in Florida and Texas, and has a wide array of experience handling legal and business matters for a variety of providers. Ms. Martin provides legal advice to clients on enforcement, licensing and regulatory issues, transactions, provider contracts, and company-wide projects and day-to-day operations. She also directs internal investigations and handles reimbursement-related disputes with private and government payors. Ms. Martin is significantly involved in healthcare-related litigation involving the Department of Justice and the U.S. Health and Human Services.
She has previously worked on False Claims Act /Qui Tam cases involving Medicare/ Medicaid, government contracts, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Internal Revenue Service. Joanna is also fluent in the Polish language.
Areas of Practice
- Healthcare Regulatory Compliance
- Reimbursement and Payor Disputes
- Business Transactions and Disputes
- Internal and External Investigations and Audits
- Civil and Administrative Litigation
- Provider Credentialing
- Appellate Practice
- Qui Tam (whistleblower)
- Criminal Defense
- 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
- State of Florida
- State of Texas
- United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
- United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
- United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
- United States District Court, Western District of Texas
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- California Western School of Law, San Diego, J.D., 2007
- University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 2002
Professional Associations & Memberships
- American Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- Florida State Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas
- Dallas Bar Association, Member of Health Law Section
- Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice
- American Health Lawyers Association
Honors & Awards
- Honors Concentration, Appellate Moot Court, California Western, 2007
- The Presumption of Guilt: Systemic Factors That Contribute to Ineffective Assistance of Counsel in California; Laurence A. Benner, California Western Law Review, Vol. 45, No. 2 (Spring 2009).
- In an Effort to Stem the Opioid Tide, Monitoring Programs Track Prescription Habits, Dallas Medical Journal, May 2017, vol. 103, no. 5.
- Speaker, Oklahoma Association for Home Care & Hospice, Fraud and Enforcement Seminar, May 17, 2018