Senior Attorney

Direct Line: 469.899.9809
FAX: 469.899.9810

Email: awiese@swolegal.com

Arlene A. Wiese is a senior attorney in our Dallas office.  Ms. Wiese practices in the areas of medical malpractice, healthcare defense, personal injury, insurance defense, commercial litigation including mass torts, product liability, and environmental and toxic tort litigation. She represents parties in litigation in both state court and federal court in claims involving physicians, allied health providers, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, acute care hospitals, and other long-term care facilities. Ms. Wiese represents parties before state and federal agencies, including the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and the New Mexico Medical Review Commission.

Prior to joining Stewart Wiegand & Owens PC, Ms. Wiese was an attorney with a commercial litigation law firm in Dallas where she represented physicians and leading health care providers in litigation involving a variety of issues including medical malpractice and elder abuse actions.

Ms. Wiese received her Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington in 1996 and Bachelor of Science from the University of California in 1991 with a major in biology.   During law school, she earned the American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Research and Writing.

Ms. Wiese is licensed to practice law in Texas and California and is a member of the State Bars of Texas and California. She is also a member of the Dallas Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, and California Bar Association.

Representative Experience

  • Represented some of the nation’s leading providers of assisted living, skilled nursing, acute care, long-term care and emergency services throughout Texas, California, and New Mexico.
  • Successfully eliminated elder abuse, unfair business practice and fraud causes of action on numerous occasions through motions to strike, demurrers and motions for summary judgment.
  • Successfully argued and obtained motion for summary judgment on elder abuse cause of action on behalf of nursing home physicians
  • Obtained numerous dismissals on behalf of physicians practicing in anesthesiology, nursing homes, cardiology, cardio thoracic surgery, otolaryngology, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, infectious diseases, radiology, oncology, obstetrics/gynecology, psychiatry, neonatology, and emergency medicine.
  • Successfully argued and obtain motion for summary judgment on behalf of hospitals in premises liability actions.
  • Successfully defended hospitals and physicians in birth injury cases.
  • Successfully argued and obtained motion for summary judgment based on statute of limitations on behalf of gynecologists.

Professional Affiliations

  • Health Law and Litigation Sections of the Dallas Bar Association
  • North Texas Society for Healthcare Risk Management:
    • Board Member/Past President, 2011;
    • President, 2010;
    • Vice President, 2009;
    • Education Conference Committee and Sponsorship Chair, 2008;
  • American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • Health Law Section of the Texas Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Southern California Society for Healthcare Risk Management 1998-2005

Publications and Presentations

  • Author & Presenter, “Summary of Federal Government Medicare/Medicaid Integrity Programs and Lessons Hospitals Can Learn from Fraud Investigations Across the Nation,” Annual ASHRM National Conference, October 2012, Washington, D.C.
  • Author & Presenter, “What’s Going On: A Healthcare Update," October 2011
  • Author & Presenter, "Make the Seemingly Mundane Deposition Valuable," DRI Nursing Home/ALF Litigation Seminar, 2009
  • Author & Presenter, "Moving West: Basic Comparisons Between Texas and New Mexico Law," July 2009
  • Presenter, “Improving Nursing Documentation from the Legal Perspective,” November 2007
  • Presenter, “Legal Issues Affecting Physician Owners and Small Medical Staffs:
  • Potential Liability In Credentialing and Peer Review,” February 2007
  • Presenter, “Updates in California Discovery Statutes CLE,” 2005.
  • Presenter, “Medical Records Subpoenas – Avoiding Road Blocks CLE,” 2004
  • Presenter, “HIPAA’s Effect on Law Firm Practice CLE,” 2003
  • Presenter, “How to Avoid Burnout CLE,” 1999.

    Ms. Wiese performed clinical research in Alzheimer’s disease, neurology, genetics and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery while obtaining her bachelor’s degree in biology.

  • Researcher for Publication, "The use of combined antegrade-retrograde infusion of blood cardioplegic solution in pediatric patients undergoing heart operations," The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 1992, Vol 104, 1349-1355
Ms. Wiese is fluent in Spanish