Jon Phillip Spiers Sr MD JD

Jon Phillip Spiers Sr MD JD

Houston, Texas
866-633-8771 (Confidential Fax)

Dr Spiers is a professional hybrid: he is an attorney who is also an accomplished surgeon with extensive experience in cardiac, thoracic, vascular, and endovascular surgery as well as in general, trauma, and transplant surgery. His legal practice focuses on the many varied matters faced by individual practitioners, medical groups, and medical venturers, as well as specific patient focused matters. His clients find his ability to personally relate to their professional experiences and special needs an invaluable resource. It is this ability to segue between the customs, language, and practice of medicine to those of law that distinguish his services.


A native of Georgia, Dr Spiers graduated Duke University, and attended Medical School at the University of Tennessee. After a General Surgery Residency, in which he spent a year in Basic Science Research, Dr Spiers completed a residency in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr Spiers is Board-Certified in Cardiothoracic Surgery, and maintains an active medical license despite an injury which ended his operating career. Indeed, this injury led to his interest in the law, as he felt this was the best avenue for him to contribute to the improvement of health care. Dr Spiers realized his interests would best be applied in the field of Health Law, so he elected to attend the University of Houston Law Center.


Having practiced cardiac surgery for many years, Dr Spiers has extensive practical experience allowing him to help practitioners resolve complex issues. He also uses this experience to aid his clients as they undertake new ventures, whether it be joining a new practice, adding practitioners to an existing practice, or some other venture, such as Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Imaging Centers, Dialysis Centers, and more. This requires the interaction of general business law with the complexities of the myriad state and federal regulations affecting medicine.


Dr Spiers also works with clients in medical malpractice matters, bringing his long clinical experience to bear to separate the frivolous from the meritorious. Dr Spiers has found that this combination can help streamline litigation to the benefit of all parties.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2012

Areas of Practice

  • Health Law
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Government Contracts
  • Science and Biotechnology Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Health Care Business Transactions
  • Health Care Administrative Law
  • Health Care Licensing
  • Health Care Real Estate
  • Medicare & Medicaid
  • Owners of Health Care Providers
  • Home Health Agencies
  • DME Companies
  • Physicians & Physician Groups
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Pharmacy Issues
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Hospice Providers
  • Ambulance Companies
  • Physician Employment Contracts

Litigation Percentage

  • 40% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • American Board of Surgery, 1995
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 1997, 2007
  • American Board of Vascular Medicine (Endovascular), 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2013


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 2011
    • Honors: Honor Board (Chief Justice)
    • Honors: Federalist Society
    • Honors: Health Law Society
    • Honors: Moot Court Honor Society
    • Honors: Commended Oralist, Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Houston, Texas
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident - 1996
  • The University of Tennessee Affiliated Hospitals, Department of Surgery, Memphis, Tennessee
    • General Surgery Resident / Chief Surgery Resident - 1994
    • Honors: Outstanding Clinical Professor
  • The University of Tennessee Affiliated Hospitals, Department of Surgery, Memphis, Tennessee
    • Surgical Resident for Research - 1991
  • The University of Tennessee Affiliated Hospitals, Department of Surgery, Memphis, Tennessee
    • General Surgery Intern - 1989
  • The University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, Memphis, Tennessee
    • Medical Doctor - 1988
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 1984
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Honor Court
    • Honors: Varsity Football
    • Major: Chemistry

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • Michael E DeBakey International Surgical Society
  • United States Army Reserve, Medical Corps (Retired)
  • Texas State Bar
  • American Health Law Association

Past Employment Positions

  • The Phoenix Group, Cheyenne, Wyoming, Shareholder, 2007 - 2013
  • Coastal Carolina Surgical Specialists, Charleston, South Carolina, Cardiovascular, Thoracic, and Endovascular Surgeon, 2007
  • Coast Cardiac Surgery, Biloxi/Ocean Springs/Pascagoula, Mississippi, (Principal) Cardiovascular, Thoracic, and Endovascular Surgeon, 2002 - 2007
  • Arkansas Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute, Batesville/Little Rock, Arkansas, (Principal) Cardiovascular, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgeon, 2000 - 2002
  • Burton-Eisle Clinic / Health Resource Group, Hot Springs, Arkansas, Cardiovascular, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgeon, 1996 - 2000

Ancillary Businesses

  • Lobbying


  • English (Primary)
  • Spanish