Company: Serpe, Jones, Andrews, Callender & Bell
Location: Houston, TX, United States
John S. Serpe, Partner at Serpe, Jones, Andrews, Callender & Bell has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medical malpractice and pharmaceutical defense.
Growing up, Mr. Serpe witnessed his father working as a doctor and became intrigued by the idea of representing medical professionals as a lawyer. Eventually, he pursued higher education and earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Virginia in 1980. Three years later, he concluded his education with a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Virginia School of Law.
An expert in medical malpractice law, Mr. Serpe has excelled as an attorney with Serpe, Jones, Andrew, Callender & Bell since 2009. Prior to this appointment, he contributed as a partner with the firm Sheehy, Serpe & Ware between 1986 and 2009. In the past, Mr. Serpe has served as lead counsel in the defense of hospitals and physicians in a wide range of cases, including those pertaining to neurological damage, paralysis, sexual misconduct, psychological injury and death. In a career filled with highlights, he is proud to have participated in the trial and appeal of two medical malpractice decisions in Texas, Miller v. HCA and Romero v. HCA.
Outside of his primary endeavors, Mr. Sepre has contributed as a lecturer and adviser to healthcare providers. With this providers, he would discuss a variety of issues relating to credentialing physicians, caring for premature infants, HIPAA compliance and the Advanced Directives Act, among others. A respected voice in the field, he is the author of numerous publications, including “Malicious Credentialing: When Hospitals are Liable for Dangerous Doctors,” “Grand Rounds: Consent and Certification: Addressing the Issues that physicians face when caring for extremely premature babies,” “Prematurity Cases of Legal Malpractice,” “Web Care: Management and Response to Patient Posts Online” and “Bioethical Dilemmas of Early Gestational Management.”
For his accomplishments in the field, MR. Serpe has been the recipient of numerous honors and accolades including the Arthur P. “Pete” Gray scholarship in 1978 and the Distinguished Student Award from the University of Virginia in 1983. He has been additionally recognized with AV-ratings from Martindale-Hubbell since 2007. In the coming years, Mr. Serpe intends to continue practicing while expanding his firm to between 35 and 40 lawyers.