John J. Rivas

Top rated Health Care attorney in Austin, Texas

Rivas Goldstein, LLP
John J. Rivas
Rivas Goldstein, LLP

Practice Areas: Health Care, Administrative Law, Criminal Defense; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1993

Education: Texas Tech University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023

Rivas Goldstein, LLP

3345 Bee Cave Rd
Suite 104
Austin, TX 78746 Visit website


John J. Rivas is a partner at the firm Rivas Goldstein, LLP, located in Austin, Texas. He focuses his practice on health care law, criminal law, administrative law matters, and serves clients throughout Texas. He has immense experience representing clients with matters involving Medicaid and Medicare fraud, Stark, Anti-Kickback, health care compliance, and white collar crime matters.

In addition to taking on cases for a range of clients in various industries, Mr. Rivas also represents licensed health professionals before state licensure and peer-review boards, including the New York Office of Professional Discipline, the New York Department of Health Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program, the New York Department of Education, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, to name a few.

With a major in English, Mr. Rivas received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas in Austin. He pursued his legal studies at the Texas Tech University School of Law and obtained his Juris Doctor in 1993. He is licensed to practice in Texas, New York and New Jersey, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Western and Southern Districts of Texas.

While in law school, Mr. Rivas participated in a National Mock Trial Competition, and for his involvement in many pro bono clinics, he was awarded the Legal Services Outstanding Volunteer Award. His prior work experience includes serving as an assistant general counsel for the Texas Medical Board and as assistant attorney general at the Texas Attorney General’s Office in the Elder Law and Public Health Division. He has also served as a prosecutor for Midland County Texas.

Actively associated with the legal community, Mr. Rivas is a member of the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice, the American Health Lawyers Association and the Hispanic National Bar Association. He is a zealous and fierce defender of his clients’ rights and liberties, and ensures to help his clients resolve their issues, capitalize on opportunities, and safeguard their assets. He has received an “Excellent” rating on Avvo for his notable legal services. 

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New York Office

By Appointment Only

405 Lexington Ave 26th Floor

New York, NY 10174


Texas Office

3345 Bee Cave Rd, Suite 104

Austin, TX 78746

Practice areas

Health Care, Administrative Law, Criminal Defense

Focus areas

Criminal Law, Health & Health Care Law, Licensing

  • 50% Health Care
  • 40% Administrative Law
  • 10% Criminal Defense

First Admitted: 1993, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • People's Law School
  • National Mock Trial Competition
  • Recipient, West Texas Legal Services Outstanding Volunteer Award
Educational Background:
  • University of Texas, Austin, B.A., Major: English
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Texas, 1992
  • New York, 2013
  • New Jersey, 2020
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member
  • The Hispanic Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Home Care, Member
  • Ace Primary Home Care Inc v. AMANECER Primary Home Care  - $2.8 million verdict, 2018

Office location for John J. Rivas

3345 Bee Cave Rd
Suite 104
Austin, TX 78746

Phone: 800-761-5190


1 Year Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2023

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