Mike Igel, Partner
Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP
Mike Igel is Board Certified in Health Law by The Florida Bar. Board certification is the highest evaluation of an attorney’s competence and experience comprising only 5% of Florida’s lawyers.
Mike is a Co-Chair of the Johnson Pope Health Care Team, and concentrates his practice on the representation of physician groups, pharmacies, hospices, hospitals and health systems, home health agencies and other health care companies in a variety of regulatory, compliance and health care business matters. As the Chair of Johnson Pope’s Health Care Audit Defense Team, Mike has extensive experience in representing health care providers in defense of claims for overpayment by Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance companies.
Mike’s practice includes matters involving state and federal regulation of health care industries, physician-hospital joint ventures, health care provider overpayment audit defense, ambulatory surgery centers, hospital operations, mergers and acquisitions, medical staff bylaws, HIPAA compliance, clinical research, managed care contracts, and electronic medical records.
Mike also counsels clients in asset protection and estate and gift planning.
DISTINCTIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Board Certified in Health Law by The Florida Bar
AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
The Florida Bar, Health Law Section
American Bar Association, Health Law Section
American Health Lawyers Association
St. Petersburg Bar Association
Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Florida Holocaust Museum, Board of Directors, 2013-Present; Current Chairman of the Board
Congregation Beth Shalom, Board of Trustees, 2014-Present
Suncoast Hospice Foundation, Attorney Advisory Council
University of Houston Law Center (LL.M. in Health Law), 2007
University of Houston Law Center is consistently ranked as one of the top health law LL.M. programs in the country
Golden Key Honor Society, Graduate Student Member
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center (J.D.), 2006
Journal of International and Comparative Law, staff member
American University (B.A.), 2002