David Dirr


David is a partner in DBL Law’s Health Care and Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice groups. He represents hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care and senior living facilities, as well as healthcare professionals throughout Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. David advises clients on a wide array of healthcare-related issues, including Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, appeals to the Provider Reimbursement Review Board, anti-kickback law, the Stark Law, Certificates of Need, licensure, and HIPAA.

In addition, David represents clients in courts and before administrative agencies in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. He has litigated in numerous state and federal courts, including arguing several cases before the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

David volunteers with Working in Neighborhoods, which has a mission to empower people to make informed choices for themselves and their neighborhoods through community building, home ownership, and economic learning. David resides in Cincinnati with his family.

Honors & Distinctions
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018 – 2023
Professional Affiliations
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
Community Involvement
  • Former Chair, Managed Care Contracting Affinity Group of the American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, Working in Neighborhoods, Board of Directors
Notable Cases
  • Tiwari v. Friedlander, 26 F.4th 355 (6th Cir. 2022)
  • Truesdell v. Friedlander, 80 F.4th 762 (6th Cir. 2023)
  • “Current Legal Challenges to the Kentucky CON Program” – Kentucky Hospital Association 91st Annual Convention
  • “Five Key Health Law Issues for General Practitioners” — Kentucky Law Update 2016
  • “The Status of HIPAA OCR Audits and Negotiating Business Associate Agreements” — NKU Cybersecurity Symposium
  • “The Resurgence of Narrow Networks and What It Mean for Providers” — Kentucky Hospital Association 86th Annual Convention
  • “Three Perspectives on the Affordable Care Act – Patients, Employers, and Providers” — Kentucky Law Update 2015
  • “Current Legal Options for Challenging MCO Reimbursement and Payment Methods” — Kentucky Hospital Association Annual Convention; Louisville, Kentucky
  • “New CMS Policy on Medicare Reimbursement for Provider Taxes” — Kentucky Healthcare Financial Management Association Spring Educational Institute; Lexington, Kentucky
  • Author, “The Other Exchanges: Private Exchanges and Healthcare Reform,” The Health Lawyer, Vol. 26, No. 2
  • Author, “High Court Decision Leaves Medicaid Providers Feeling Uneasy,” The Health Lawyer, Vol. 24, No. 5
  • Author, “Supreme Court Could End Medicaid Appeals,” Health Lawyers Weekly
  • Co- Author, “The Uncertain Future of Provider Taxes,” AHLA Connections Magazine, Vol. 15
  • Co- Author, “HHS to Define Medicaid Equal Access Clause,” Health Lawyers Weekly, Vol. VIII, Issue 49.11
  • Co-Author, “Potential Supreme Court Decision Could Close Avenue for Medicaid Providers’ Legal Challenges to State Rate Cuts,” AHLA Connections Magazine, Vol. 14, No. 11
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • State of Ohio
  • State of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. Supreme Court
(859) 426-2182


Miami University, B.A. History, cum laude The Ohio State University Mortiz College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude

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