Health Care Law
Health Care Policy
Medical Malpractice Defense
Micah joined Strong & Hanni’s Health Care Law practice group after serving Utah’s health care community for years in other capacities. While in college, Micah excelled in science courses and eventually taught supplemental courses in human biology, human physiology, and human anatomy. And just prior to law school, Micah worked for a medical laboratory where he ensured HIPAA compliance for reporting medical records to clinics and laboratories around the country, as well as compliance with state, federal, and other institutional standards. Micah’s passion for health care and public service led him to law school where he focused primarily on health law related courses and served as a Fellow for the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. This experience resulted in a deep dive into HIPAA privacy law and Micah had the privilege of co-authoring two articles published in peer-review medical journals. He also co-directed the school’s Pro Bono Initiative Medical-Legal Clinic and continues to volunteer as an attorney, providing legal advice to some of the most underserved populations in Utah.
During law school and after graduation, Micah worked for a boutique law firm where he gained valuable experience in complex business and commercial litigation, as well as medical malpractice. Having seen some of the gaps in health care policy, Micah joined a nonpartisan non-profit health care policy think-tank where he worked as a health policy analyst and registered lobbyist to review proposed state and federal legislation and regulations, and work closely with state and federal politicians and administrative agencies to help create and implement health care policies that would benefit the people of Utah and the state, as well as served as an expert contact on Medicaid policy for politicians, business leaders, the public, and press from around the country.
Micah’s career path has now landed him in a position that he imagined himself in since deciding to go to law school, providing legal services to and defending medical providers, hospitals, and clinics in medical malpractice litigation and other areas of health care related law.
Micah’s ability to understand science and medicine is immensely beneficial to providing the best possible representation to clients in a medical malpractice case. Similarly, understanding the breadth of what is encompassed in health care policy–history, lobbying, and legislation–is important for clients who need a representative who can see the broader scope of the issues they face, whether that be in compliance with HIPAA, ERISA, government programs, Affordable Care Act requirements, or other areas of compliance.
Professional Associations and Memberships
Health Law Section Utah State Bar – Officer
Utah Defense Lawyers Association
Balancing digital information-sharing and patient privacy when engaging families in the intensive care unit, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Mar 16, 2016.
A Clinician’s Guide to Privacy and Communication in the ICU, journal of Critical Care Medicine, December 2, 2016.