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David Jose



Boston College Law School, J.D., 1981

University of Wisconsin, M.A., 1976

Earlham College, B.A., 1975



In today’s rapidly changing health care market it is essential to have legal counsel that understands the business side of the health care field. Reimbursement, regulatory and delivery system changes are creating opportunities for new partnerships and clinical integrations that are often challenged by technology or regulatory constraints. In this evolving environment, David’s clients appreciate having an attorney who understands their business and their goals.

As a member of the firm’s Health Care Practice Group, David represents community mental health centers, hospitals, physicians, and long term care facilities in a variety of matters. He regularly assists clients with regulatory compliance, reimbursement and audit appeals, clinical and financial integration transactions, commercial and corporate transactions, and nonprofit corporate governance.

Outside the office David volunteers and supports organizations that expand opportunities for individuals who are marginalized due to disabilities and other adversities. David is on the Board of Directors of Tangram, an organization that helps individuals with disabilities live actively and independently in their communities. He is an active participant for the Wheeler Mission Team and serves as a member of the Indianapolis Advisory Board for Back on My Feet, which provides community support and resources for homeless individuals. 


  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© in Health Care Law: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Selected to the Indiana Super Lawyers list: 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Community Service Award: 2015
  • Back on My Feet, Volunteer of the Year Award: 2015
  • Mayor of Indianapolis Community Service Award: 2013

Memberships & Involvement

  • Member: Indiana State Bar Association, Healthcare and Medicine Law Section; American Health Lawyers Association, Behavioral Health Task Force
  • Fellow: Indiana Bar Foundation; Indianapolis Bar Foundation
  • Legal Counsel: Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library 
  • Board of Directors: Phoenix Theatre; Indiana Recycling Coalition; Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library; Tangram
  • Indianapolis Advisory Board: Back on My Feet
  • Emeritus Member: The Cope Environmental Center 


Presentations & Events

  • Friends of Indiana Mental Health Centers, December 6, 2018
  • SmithAmundsen Seminar, Chicago, IL; Webinar, March 7, 2018
  • Audit Trends: Production of Records Related to Audit Requests
    Client Seminar; Indianapolis, IN, 2017
  • Part II Programs & Clinical Integration
    Client Seminar; Indianapolis, IN, December 4, 2017
  • Compliance Hotspots: Audits, Whistleblowers and the False Claims Act
    Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers, Inc. PAC Meeting; Indianapolis, IN, December 4, 2017
  • Signing the Right Contract: Transition to Practice - Fellow/Senior Resident Workshop
    Indiana University School of Medicine; Indianapolis, IN, October 27, 2017
  • To Disclose or Not to Disclose: Mental Health Law Mandatory Reporting and Duty to Warn
    Indiana Coalition of Court Administered Alcohol and Drug Programs (ICCADS) Annual Meeting and Training Conference; Nashville, IN, October 25, 2017
  • To Disclose or Not to Disclose: Mental Health Law Mandatory Reporting and Duty to Warn
    Sycamore Springs, Lafayette, IN, September 27, 2017
  • Valle Vista Health System; Greenwood, IN, July 20, 2017
  • Ensuring Effective CMHC Management
    Seminar, Friends of Indiana Mental Health Centers, 2016
  • To Disclose or Not to Disclose: Mental Health Law Mandatory Reporting and Duty to Warn
    Client Presentation, 2016
  • Special Disaster Planning and Liability Considerations for Health Care Work Places
    ICLEF Seminar, 2016
  • New and Different Business Partnerships in Long Term Care - Preparing to be Accountable
    Committee Meeting, LTC Risk Forum, Las Vegas, NV, 2016