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Gabriel D. Mallard

Gabriel D. Mallard, a founding member of Mallard Gardner, PLLC, advises healthcare clients, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, medical centers and physicians in litigation matters, licensing issues, medical staff bylaws and rules, arbitration of contract disputes, credentialing, employment matters, physician’s contracts, administrative appeals, and insurance disputes. 

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Mr. Mallard assists facilities of all sizes with corporate governance including the drafting and implementation of corporate compliance programs, corporate bylaws, and organizational structures.  Additionally, he advises clients on matters related to HIPAA and HITECH, compliance with the Stark Law and anti-kickback statute as well as other fraud and abuse matters.  He has represented clients in investigations and audits by AdvanceMed, Novitas, Arkansas Medicaid, CMS and other regulatory bodies.



  • Super Lawyers Rising Star - Healthcare Law - 2012, 2013 and 2014

  • AV Peer Rating in Healthcare and Contracts from Martindale-Hubbell

  • Arkansas Money & Politics - 2021 Legal Elite

  • Arkansas Money & Politics - 2022 Legal Elite

  • AY’s Best Lawyers 2022



Mr. Mallard is admitted to practice in the State of Arkansas, in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Courts of Arkansas.  He is registered to practice before the Departmental Appeals Board for Medicare matters.  In addition, he has represented clients before numerous professional boards and other administrative agencies such as the Arkansas Department of Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.


Professional Associations

Gabriel D. Mallard is a member of the Pulaski County, Arkansas, American Bar Associations, and the American Health Lawyers Association.  He is also a member of the Judge William R. Overton Inn of Court.



Mr. Mallard is a 2005 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville School of Law, where he was a member of the Board of Advocates and the Phi Delta Phi Honors Fraternity.  He represented the University of Arkansas in the Region IX National Moot Court Competition in 2004 and the Regional Negotiations Competition in 2003.  In 2004, Gabriel won the Benjamin J. Altheimer Moot Court Competition, in which he was named “Best Oralist”.


Civic Service

Mr. Mallard is actively involved in the Downtown Little Rock Kiwanis Club, where he serves on the Board and serves on the Board of Pfeifer Camp, which is an alternative educational opportunity for at-risk youth in Central Arkansas.


Direct Line: 501-850-8485

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