About the Firm
About McDonald, Mackay, Porter & Weitz, LLP
From our offices in Austin, Texas, McDonald, Mackay, Porter & Weitz, LLP is a law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of licensed healthcare professionals and advocating for those interested in influencing government policy.
Our clients are local, national, and international healthcare providers who have an issue before a Texas administrative regulatory agency. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience in government affairs and lobbying, administrative law, health care law reform, and the representation of heath professional licensees in all manner of disciplinary matters, in addition to assisting applicants with licensure.
Each of our attorneys has previously either been a litigating staff attorney or held a senior level enforcement position with a Texas Regulatory Board. This unique level of experience allows us to provide practical, custom-made, and most importantly effective legal services to various licensed professionals across the state, including health care practitioners such as physicians (both MDs and DOs), nurses (RNs, LVNs, and APRNs), physician assistants (PAs), and acupuncturists. Our clients hire us for our reputation for results, so whether you are seeking a Texas professional health license, need help defending your credentials in an agency disciplinary proceeding, or want quality representation in a wide range of contractual and regulatory issues, the attorneys with McDonald, Mackay, Porter & Weitz, LLP. have one goal: deliver experienced, personalized, and effective legal services at fair and reasonable prices.
If you have learned that your Texas professional license is suddenly at risk based on unfounded allegations, your application has been unfairly denied because of a mistake in your past, or your organization’s goals are being held up by bureaucratic red tape, you may think you can handle the matter on your own. The truth is that these issues are far more complicated than people think, and oftentimes your career hangs in the balance. You can do significant damage to your case by proceeding without a knowledgeable and experienced health license defense attorney.
When licensed professionals need help before a Texas board, McDonald, Mackay, Porter & Weitz, LLP are the professionals they call. Contact us today or email us to speak with a veteran Texas professional license defense attorney.
Jeff McDonald is a founding partner of the law firm of McDonald, Mackay & Weitz, LLP, Austin, Texas. Licensed in Texas since 1988, Mr. McDonald has worked as an attorney in both the public and private sectors. He previously served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Austin, and as the Director of Hearings and Compliance for the Texas Medical Board, the Texas Physician Assistant Board, and the Texas Acupuncture Board.
Taralynn R. Mackay, RN, JD, is a founding partner in the law firm of McDonald, Mackay & Weitz, LLP where her practice focus since 1997 has been administrative/regulatory law, health care law, and professional licensing issues with a primary focus on representing nurses before the Texas Board of Nursing (formally known as the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners). Ms. Mackay is Board Certified in Administrative Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specializations and she has practiced Administrative Law since 1994.
Jon Porter is a partner of the law firm of McDonald, Mackay & Weitz, LLP, Austin, Texas. Licensed in Texas since 1999, Mr. Porter has worked as an attorney in both the public and private sectors. He worked as an appellate attorney for a large Houston-based law firm, writing briefs for various courts including the US Supreme Court and the Texas Supreme Court. In the public sector, Mr. Porter was a legislative aide for Texas Representative Senforia Thompson.
Tim Weitz is a founding partner of the law firm of McDonald, Mackay & Weitz, LLP, which offices in Austin, Texas. Licensed in Texas since 1986, Mr. Weitz has worked as an attorney in both the public and private sectors. Prior to his most recent return to private practice in 1996, he served as the General Counsel for the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, now known as the Texas Medical Board.