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Jim assists various health care providers with their legal concerns and needs. Health care is a heavily-regulated, high-dollar industry, but at its heart, there are bright, dedicated individuals doing their best to help others with acute or chronic health issues. Jim particularly enjoys helping providers take care of legal issues so they can focus on carrying out their goals and missions of providing high-quality care to patients.

With more than 20 years of experience, Jim provides an array of legal services to hospitals, physicians, long-term care providers, diagnostic facilities, and others across the spectrum of patient care. He advises health care clients on a variety of contractual, regulatory, and general corporate matters, including managed care, employment and vendor contracts, physician recruitment, Anti-Kickback, Stark, and general regulatory compliance. He also advises clients on Medicare and Medicaid issues, governance structures and other various health care-related issues. A large portion of his work has been transactional in nature, including joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions.

In addition to his frequent work with providers. Jim also regularly counsels other participants in the industry such as health insurers, manufacturers, consultants, provider associations, and entrepreneurs. Jim assists these entities with a variety of matters such as contract drafting and negotiation, regulatory compliance, and operational and business issues.

Jim is a frequent speaker and writer on managed care, Stark and other health care topics.

Other Info About Jim


Law School

Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D., 1995, magna cum laude

Undergraduate School

Northern Kentucky University, B.A., 1992

Bar Memberships

Jim is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Kentucky, 1996

Ohio, 2002


Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America®, Health Care Law, 2008-2023

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Kentucky Bar Association

Northern Kentucky Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association

Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys, former President

Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

HealthPoint Family Care, Board Member

Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, Former Board Member

Kentucky Health Cooperative, Inc., Former Board Member

Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys, Former President


Jim was invited to speak at the following events:

“Alternative Payment Models: What’s Available, What’s Working, and Related Legal Issues,” 3rd Biennial Kentucky Health Law Institute (September 2-3, 2020)

“Hot Legal Issues in Physician Compensation” Kentucky Health Law Institute, Lexington, KY (September 15-16, 2016)

“EMTALA, Payer Reimbursement, and other Conundrums” Kentucky Health Law Institute, Lexington, KY (September 13, 2016)

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