Michael K. Gire - Bricker & Eckler LLP

Michael K. Gire

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1991

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 Services. In 2010, he 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.

The Ohio State UniversityBA 1970American UniversityJ.D. 1977
American Health Lawyers AssociationLegal Aid Society of ColumbusProviders Re SPCColumbus Bar Foundation Board of TrusteesHealth Care Financial Management Association, Central Ohio ChapterAmerican Bar Association sections on Antitrust and Health LawDistrict of Columbia; Columbus Bar Associations

Client Comments

"Mike Gire is the best health care attorney I have encountered in my career. His ability to handle the toughest issues is a great blend of law and practical advice. He not only does excellent legal work, he also facilitates the success of inside counsel. He is my go-to attorney for my toughest issues."

"Fort Hamilton Hospital values its relationship with Mike Gire as among the most significant and most critical in place at the current time. The guidance and advocacy that Mike provides has been instrumental in helping our hospital maintain its viability throughout some very unusual and trying situations. As busy as he is, Mike is responsive and thoughtful whenever our hospital requires his assistance. Mike's knowledge base is impressive. Because of this, we are confident in following Mike's advice whenever it is provided. Mike's professionalism and integrity are personal characteristics that are critical to the high level of trust necessary between an organization and its legal counsel. Finally, Mike is well-respected among his peers, which is important when resolution of challenging issues depends on communication and cooperation between opposing counsel."

-Lynn Oswald
Fort Hamilton Hospital

Office Location

100 South Third Street
Columbus, OH 43215-4291
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2010 Lawyer of the Year in Health Care Law of the Columbus-OH Metro Area
Michael K. Gire has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2010!

Practice Areas

Health Care Law (Hospitals, Mergers & Acquisitions)

Other Information

Gender: Male