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Michael K. Gire

Mike 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 serves 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...

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Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Columbus Bar Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Past president of the Society of Ohio Hospital Attorneys
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association

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Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Admitted, Ohio and District of Columbia Bars
  • Member, American, Columbus and District of Columbia bar associations
  • Member, ABA sections on Antitrust and Health Law

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (health care law), 1991-2015; 2010 Columbus Lawyer of the Year in Health Care
  • Recognized by ChambersUSA in Health Care Law with a Band 1 ranking, 2012-2014
  • Has been listed as a Top 50 Columbus Ohio Super Lawyers and Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers in Ohio Super Lawyers

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  • American University (J.D., 1977)
  • The Ohio State University (B.A., 1970)