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The News With Dawn

Barrett & McNagny Listed in 2014 "Best Law Firms" rankings
Legal Alliance TAGLaw Awarded “Elite” Ranking in Chambers Global 2013
Barrett & McNagny LLP has announced that its legal alliance, TAGLaw®, has been recognized as “Elite” in the Chambers Global 2013 rankings guide for legal networks.
HIPAA Final Rule Compliance Deadline is Approaching Quickly
The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the much anticipated final omnibus rule implementing the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) under HIPAA.
On February 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule which will make information publicly available about payments or other transfers of value from certain manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals and medical supplies covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to physicians and teaching hospitals.
Barrett & McNagny receives legal award from the Corporate Intl Magazine
Barrett & McNagny LLP is proud to announce it was chosen as the Client Choice winner of the 2013 Corporate Intl Magazine Legal Award for the category of ‘Corporate Law-Law Firm of the Year in Indiana.”

Mattox, Dawn S.


Phone: 260-423-9551
Fax: 260-423-8920
Email: dsm@barrettlaw.com



  • Counsels physicians and physician groups in the areas of office practice and procedure, compliance plan development (including HIPAA), electronic medical records issues, and fraud/abuse laws
  • Advises physicians and physician groups with respect to health care reform issues, governance, general contracts and business transactions, antitrust and trade regulation analysis, employment and non-competition provisions, and other general business issues relating to health care entities
  • Represents non-health care businesses on a variety of issues, including forming businesses, emerging business planning, corporate governance, joint ventures and mergers/acquisitions
  • Admitted to practice before the Indiana state courts, the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and the United States Tax Court


  • Advised medical specialty groups and individual practitioners on a variety of business issues including the creation of large group practices, negotiations and contracting with managed care entities and insurers, joint ventures and hospital affiliations
  • Counseled physicians relating to health care reform issues and impact on practices, and handled several sales of medical practices to hospitals in local community
  • Developed HIPAA and Fraud/Abuse Compliance Program Manuals for health care providers and for health plans
  • Structured, organized and licensed ambulatory surgery centers and imaging centers in Northeast Indiana


  • Kington`s National Registry of Who`s Who, life member
  • Speaker and Author for Lorman Education Services
  • Speaker and Author for Indiana Continuing Legal Education
  • Speaker and Author for Allen County Bar Association
  • Bar Activities:
    • Member, Allen County Bar Association
    • Member, Indiana State Bar Association
    • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
    • Member, Women`s Business Law Network


  • Francine`s Friends, Board of Directors
  • Medical Alliance for Health Education, Preceptor
  • Medical Manager`s Association, Member
  • Leadership Fort Wayne, Class of 2000


  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana (J.D., cum laude, 1992)
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (B.A., Political Science, 1989)

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