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Health Law (Board Investigations, Compliance, Reimbursement Claims Defense)
Labor & Employment
Personal Injury/Catastrophic Liability
Premises Liability/Retail Litigation
Loyola University Chicago
(health law certificate)
B.S., 2003 (with distinction)
US District Court,
Southern District of Texas
US District Court,
Northern District of Texas
US District Court,
Western District of Oklahoma
US District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
Texas Bar Association
Austin Bar Association
Austin Young Lawyers Association
Ms. Ditto has extensive experience in litigation, having both prosecuted and defended individual and commercial clients in state and federal courts. Additionally, she has extensive experience defending health care professionals in investigations by State licensing agencies in matters ranging from allegations involving improper responses to medical records requests to inappropriate sexual relationships with patients; negotiating physician employment and non-compete agreements, and counseling individual and commercial clients in how to avoid risk.
Ms. Ditto’s background is in healthcare. She was Purdue University Nursing Student of the Year in 2003 and was a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. Prior to attending law school, she was a registered nurse. She was an intern at the Mayo Clinic, and completed the Critical Care and Trauma Nurse Internship Program at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
Ms. Ditto was an Honors at Entrance Scholar at Loyola University Chicago College of Law, where she was an editor for the Childrens’ Legal Rights Journal. In 2008, Ms. Ditto was a visiting student at the University of Tennessee, where she obtained Excellence in Gratuitous Transfers and Law of the Workplace. She was also an editor for the Baker Journal of Applied Public Policy.
Outside her legal practice, Connie enjoys time with her husband, Dr. Shey Ditto, and their young son, Thomas. She is active in the Austin community, and is currently serving on the Austin Junior League’s Food In Tummies (FIT) Program, which distributes healthy food to underserved children in Austin, Texas.
Obtained a favorable cost of defense settlement on behalf of a nursing home involving an alleged claim of pregnancy discrimination.
Successfully invoked contractual indemnity provision with subcontractor to obtain dismissal of Defendant Hospital with zero payment in case alleging damages due to a slip and fall near a vending machine.
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of an apartment complex on the grounds the alleged injury was not causally related to the fall.
Successfully represented a nursing home before the Texas Workforce Commission, resulting in an affirmation of the disqualification of the claimant for unemployment benefits.
Obtained directed verdict on behalf of apartment complex in premises liability action on the grounds the Defendant had no notice of the allegedly dangerous condition.
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Recent Changes to the Physician Non-Compete Statute East Tennessee Medical News September 2010
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Healing the Disabled May Distress Health Care Providers The Consigliere March 2010
Resolutions to Keep in 2010 East Tennessee Medical News February 2010
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