Weaver Johnston & Nelson

Our Practice

Our Practice

Our Practice

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 does the way we assist our diverse client base. Our expanding practice areas include corporate, transactional, healthcare, and securities law.


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.