Michael K. Gire



Michael Gire is a partner and former chair of Bricker & Eckler's Health Care group. His practice emphasizes mergers and acquisitions, general corporate law, federal and state regulatory issues, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, fraud and abuse, medical staff issues, and antitrust. He has served as counsel to the Ohio Hospital Association and as a director of Providers Re, a Cayman Island captive insurer for health care providers. He has participated in more than 75 hospital mergers or corporate affiliations for the development of local hospital networks, and has been appointed to state task forces addressing malpractice and patient safety issues.

Mike has lectured on health law at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, College of Law, and the master's degree program in Health Care Administration and at Capital University Law School. He was formerly employed by the Civil Actions Branch of the Office of Hearing and Appeals for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In 2010, Mike was named by Best Lawyers in America as the Columbus Lawyer of the Year in Health Care. He is one of only two attorneys in Ohio ranked in Band 1 for Health Care Law by Chambers USA.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Member, Columbus Bar Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Past President, The Society of Ohio Hospital Attorneys
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, Health Care Financial Management Association; former member, the Board of Directors, Central Ohio Chapter
  • Board of Trustees, Legal Aid Society of Columbus
  • Board of Directors, Providers Re SPC
  • Past Board Member: Society of Ohio Hospital Attorneys; Lifecare Alliance; Art for Community Expression; Contemporary American Theatre Company; HFMA; OhioHealth Hospice
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Admitted, Ohio and District of Columbia Bars
  • Member, American Bar Association; Columbus Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, ABA sections on Antitrust and Health Law
Awards & Recognition
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Health Care Law) 1991-2016
  • Recognized, ChambersUSA, Health Care Law, Band 1 ranking, 2012-2015
  • Columbus Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America (Health Care Law) 2010
  • Listed, Top 50 Columbus Ohio Super Lawyers; Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Featured in "On the Side of Angels," Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine, 2009
  • Ranked, AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed, Who's Who in American Law
  • American University (J.D., 1977)
  • The Ohio State University (B.A., 1970)
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