December 15, 1998


FORT WORTH, Texas -- Attorney William S. LeMaistre has been appointed associate general counsel for the University of North Texas, Denton, and for the

UNT Health Science Center, Fort Worth.

Since 1990, LeMaistre has served as senior assistant attorney of Harris County, representing that county’s hospital district that includes three hospitals and ten community clinics, including specialty clinics for dental care and for HIV/AIDS services. He also served as counsel for the Harris County Hospital District’s HMO, Community Health Choice, Inc.

UNT and UNT Health Science Center officials note that LeMaistre will be based at the health science center and will work under the direction of Richard Rafes, J.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor and general counsel, together with other of the UNT system’s legal staff.

LeMaistre earned his B.A. degree in political science from Austin College, Sherman, and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. He also has a masters degree in public health from the University of Texas School of Public Health.

LeMaistre was a briefing attorney for Chief Justice McCloud of the Eleventh District, Texas Court of Appeals, from 1982 to 1983; and was law clerk to Judge Ricardo Hinajosa of the Southern District of Texas, U.S. District Court, from 1983 to 1984.

He is a member of the Health Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and the American Health Lawyers Association.