David Dirr


David is a partner in DBL Law’s Health Care and Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice groups. He has represented hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care and senior living facilities, as well as healthcare professionals throughout Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. David represents clients with a wide array of healthcare-related issues, including Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, anti-kickback law, the Stark Law, Certificates of Need, licensure, and HIPAA.  After obtaining his B.A. in History from Miami University, David graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and was elected a member of the Order of the Coif upon graduation.

David currently represents clients in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana and has practiced in numerous state and federal courts, including the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

David volunteers with Working in Neighborhoods in Cincinnati, 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
  • “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


J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, summa cum laude, 2010
B.A., Miami University, cum laude, 2007

Practice Areas

Health Care
Litigation & Dispute Resolution