With his accumulated knowledge of Health Care Law and Litigation Services, Keith Emmons offers a unique perspective on the legal issues important to the professional clients of Meyer Capel.
Mr. Emmons has been recognized as both an Illinois Leading Lawyer and an Illinois Super Lawyer in the Health Care Law field. His practice includes the general representation of health care providers and their professional practices, general litigation, and alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") as a mediator and arbitrator. His areas of interest include health care provider employment agreements, health care transactions, health care regulatory compliance, government investigation defense, hospital medical staff and governmental medical disciplinary issues, risk management and both HIPAA and state medical privacy law-related matters. Mr. Emmons also represents health care professionals in proceedings before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation (IDFPR). He has served as a hospital medical staff hearing officer as well as a mediator and arbitrator in the resolution of civil disputes. For many years Mr. Emmons defended health care providers, group medical practices, hospitals and other professionals in professional liability litigation.
Mr. Emmons is a past President and member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys (IAHA). He served as the first chair of the IAHA Illinois Health Law Survey, the only annually published compilation of Illinois health care court decisions, legislation and regulations.
He is a past-Chairman and current member of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Health Care Section Council. He also served as an Associate Editor for the Section Council's publication, the Health Care Lawyer. He represents the Health Care Section Council as a member of the ISBA Standing Committee on Legislation. Mr. Emmons is a member of the American Society of Medical Association Counsel (ASMAC), the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), and the Illinois Senate Task Force on Comfort Care for the Terminally Ill (1997 - present ). He is also a member of the American Bar Association (ABA).
He is a graduate of the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law where he was a member of the Loyola University Law Journal, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Southern Illinois University.
Mr. Emmons has made frequent presentations to health care professionals and attorneys concerning health care related legal issues. He has been a featured speaker for the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys Annual Meeting and the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys Annual Symposium. In addition, Mr. Emmons is the author of numerous articles on medical malpractice defense, managed care reform, corporate medical practice, physician representation and the ever-changing health care environment.