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Ioanna O. Zevgaras

Ioanna Olivia Zevgaras (Koutroubas) is a member of the law firm Short & Billy, PC.


She graduated from New York University (2000), and received her J.D. from New York Law School (2003) where she served as executive editor on the Journal of International and Comparative Law and authored “Balancing Caution & Expedience: The FDA’s Over–Conservative Drug Approval Regulations for Medicines to Treat the Terminally Ill.”  Ms. Zevgaras also served as judicial extern to the Hon. Nicholas Tsoucalas at the U.S. Court of International Trade.


Having worked with Short & Billy since December of 2003, Ms. Zevgaras has a strong interest in health care law practice where she has been involved representing both doctors and insurance companies.


She has served as an advisor to physicians with many aspects of their professional careers and has assisted in their corporate dealings with running a medical practice, drafting consents and disclosures and drafting and negotiating employment contracts, and partnership and profit sharing agreements.

Ms. Zevgaras’ insurance practice includes civil healthcare fraud actions for violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, class action defense, declaratory judgment actions, appeals, trials and arbitrations.

Ms. Zevgaras has assisted senior citizens, persons with disabilities and low income individuals with the complicated Medicaid (Title XIX) application process.


Ms. Zevgaras has incorporated organizations, drafted Articles of Incorporation and By-laws and successfully counseled clients to form non-profit organizations, formulate non-profit mission statements and strategic business plans, and apply to the IRS for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

Ms. Zevgaras is the author of the following works:

  • Francis J. Serbaroli, Skip Shortand Ioanna Zevgaras, Important Developments in Telemedicine under Federal and New York Law, Lexis Practical Guidance (January 2022)

  • Francis J. Serbaroli, Skip Short and Ioanna Zevgaras, Important Developments in Telemedicine, New York Law Journal, November 12, 2020

  • Co-author of "Lack of Consensus in Physician Recommendations Regarding Return to Driving After Cervical Spine Surgery" Spine,  Volume 43 - Issue 20 - p 1411-1417, October 15, 2018

  • “How Far Will the Law go In Extending a Physician’s Duty to Warn Patients?” New York Law Journal, May 22, 2017

  • Skip Short and Ioanna Zevgaras, Medical Marijuana: Federal vs. State Controversy Impacts Reimbursement, New York Law Journal, June 21, 2017

  • With Skip Short. Ms. Zevgaras has also assisted in the annual update of the No-Fault chapters in New York Insurance Law (published by Matthew Bender) and

  • Co-authored Chapter 32 of the New Appleman Insurance Law Practice Guide


Ms. Zevgaras has presented on Developments in Telemedicine before the NY State Bar Association Health Law Section and the Continuing Care Leadership Coalition with Francis J. Serbaroli and Skip Short . She also enjoys conducting seminars for clients in the fields of insurance and health care fraud.

Ms. Zevgaras is admitted to the following courts:

  • State of NY, Southern District

  • State of NY, Eastern District

  • State of NJ

Ms. Zevgaras is a member of the following:

  • NY State Bar Association Health Law Section

  • Hellenic Lawyers Association of NY 

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