Weaver Johnston & Nelson

Our Firm

Our Firm

Your Objectives Drive Our Solutions


At Weaver Johnston & Nelson, we focus on providing legal services to healthcare providers on regulatory compliance matters, operational matters, and transactional matters. We believe healthcare providers should expect effective and efficient legal counsel in navigating the complex and ever-changing regulatory environment in which they operate.

Our extensive background includes advising hospitals, surgery centers, free-standing emergency medical care facilities, physicians, dentists, laboratories, imaging centers, and other individual and institutional providers throughout Texas.

Our legacy is built on a foundation of trust, expertise, and unwavering commitment to our clients. Our journey, from humble beginnings to becoming one of Texas’s premier healthcare-focused law firms, is a testament to our dedication and passion for the law.

Whether it is a routine operational question or a critical compliance issue, we stand ready to help you achieve your business objectives and provide practical solutions.


After a decade in “big law,” Joshua Weaver and his wife, Melissa Weaver, founded their own law firm in 2014 that focused almost exclusively on healthcare. In the summer of 2016, Ashley Johnston and Joseph Nelson left their large law firms, and with Josh, formed Weaver Johnston & Nelson, PLLC a premier healthcare-focused law firm that provides legal services to its clients at more reasonable rates. Josh, Ashley, and Joe are all Board-Certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. There are approximately only 80 attorneys in the State of Texas who are Board Certified in Health Law.

Since its inception, the firm has quadrupled in size. Now, Weaver Johnston & Nelson has one of the largest groups of healthcare attorneys dedicated to advising healthcare providers in the State of Texas.

As the firm continues to grow, so do the ways in which we can assist our diverse client base. Our expanding practice areas include corporate, transactional and securities law.

OUR Vision

Our vision is clear: to provide unparalleled legal services that empower healthcare providers to navigate the complexities of the industry. We understand the challenges faced by providers, and our team is dedicated to offering practical solutions that align with their objectives.

Our team is our strength. With a collective experience spanning decades, our attorneys bring a wealth of knowledge to the table. Each member of our team is handpicked for their expertise, ensuring that our clients receive the best legal counsel.

HEALTHCARE LAW: Navigating the Complex World of Medical Practice

The healthcare industry is continuously evolving and fraught with complex challenges. At Weaver, Johnston & Nelson our expertise in healthcare law is unmatched with specializations in:

  • Transactional Matters
    From mergers and acquisitions to joint ventures, our team ensures smooth and compliant transactions.
  • Litigation
    We represent healthcare providers in disputes, safeguarding their interests and reputations. 
  • Regulations & Compliance
    It is no secret that the healthcare sector is heavily regulated. We provide guidance on legal compliance, ensuring that medical providers operate safely within the existing legal frameworks. 

Our attorneys not only focus on the legal aspects but also on understanding the unique needs of our clients whether they are hospitals, surgery centers, emergency departments, physicians, dentists, or other healthcare providers. We believe in personalized service, ensuring that our clients are always ahead of the curve in this rapidly evolving industry. 

CORPORATE LAW: Building Strong Foundations for Businesses

Every business, regardless of its size, faces legal challenges. Our corporate law team is dedicated to helping businesses navigate these challenges with confidence through:

  • Formation and Structuring
    Setting up a business requires careful planning. We assist in choosing the right business structure to ensure a solid foundation for your business.
  • Ownership and Management
    From shareholder agreements to management contracts, we work to ensure your businesses operate legally, smoothly, and efficiently.
  • Operational Guidance
    We are proud to provide legal counsel on every aspect of business operations, protecting your company while staying compliant and avoiding potential pitfalls.

We understand the nuances of the corporate world and provide tailored solutions that drive success.