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John Paul Hessburg

John Hessburg leads the firm’s Post-Acute Care practice.  He began his career with the Kitch firm as a law clerk in 1984.  His experience extends to all aspects of state and federal regulation of Post-Acute Care Providers, national coordination of medical device liability cases and medical malpractice defense litigation.  Since establishing the firm’s post-acute care practice, he has built a multidisciplinary practice that focuses on the myriad of challenges his clients face on a daily basis, which include general healthcare and regulatory compliance, corporate compliance, federal and state administrative law, defense of state and federal false claim actions, as well as professional negligence claims.

Mr. Hessburg represents Post-Acute Care clients throughout the United States and is licensed to practice law in Michigan, the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Courts of Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan and Northern Illinois, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is also active in several professional and post-acute care organizations and frequently lectures around the country on legal and regulatory issues faced by post-acute care providers.

Mr. Hessburg is rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. Also, Mr. Hessburg was selected by DBusiness Magazine as a Top Lawyer in Michigan in the field of health care law.

Mr. Hessburg received his J.D. from Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, where he was the Managing Editor of the Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy.  He also received a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics from St. John University, where he was a four-year All American swimmer and an NCAA Merit Scholarship recipient.

Professional Memberships:

Member, Council on Continuing Care Policy, Aging Services of Michigan
Member, Health Care Association of Michigan
Member, MAHC (Michigan Association for Home Care)
Member, Michigan Center for Assisted Living
Member, American Health Lawyers Association
Member, Long Term Care Committee, Defense Research Institute
Member, Catholic Lawyers Society 

Member, Defense Research Institute


Member, Corporate Board, St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center

Member, Board of Trustees, St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center

Member, Board of Trustees, Marion Village Corporation





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“Post-acute care is a 24/7 business and we’ve tailored our practice accordingly.  Our clients know that anytime--day or night--we will be there to support them.”