Kathleen Abke




P: 801.532.7080

F: 801.596.1508

Kathleen practices exclusively in the Firm’s Health Care Law Group.  She advises healthcare providers, practice groups and facilities on regulatory compliance including Stark and Anti-Kickback, contracts, government investigations, healthcare transactions, physician contracts, employment issues and litigation matters.

Kathleen has extensive experience litigating complex civil and criminal cases in state and federal court. She has successfully defended physicians throughout the State of Utah against medical malpractice actions. She has also represented physicians in white collar criminal cases and DEA investigations and has a deep knowledge and understanding of the complexities involved in controlled substance prescribing. Kathleen has published articles and given presentations on opioid-related legal issues for practitioners and insurers.

Professional Memberships

Federal Bar Association – National Health Law Section, 10th Circuit Representative
Federal Bar Association – Utah Chapter, Board Member and Chair of Young Lawyers Committee
Utah Defense Lawyer Association
Utah Women Lawyers


Professional Recognition & Awards

Recognized in Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine “Rising Stars” List (2014-2021)

Recent Publications

Unrecognized Complications: Potential Criminal Investigations of Physicians Who Settle Wrongful Death ClaimsUSLAW Magazine, Spring/Summer 2017 (co-authored with Michael Miller).
Salt Lake Office


  • University of Utah, J.D., 2009
  • University of Michigan, B.A., Kinesiology, 2005


  • Health Care Law

  • Civil Rights

  • Governmental Entity Defense