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Joseph Nuyen is a corporate attorney with more than 35 years of experience serving as general and special counsel to businesses and nonprofit organizations, particularly those in the health care industry. He is the chair of Bodman’s Health Care Practice Group.

Nuyen has extensive health care law experience. He represents hospitals, health systems, life science companies, home medical equipment companies, home health agencies, hospices, pharmacies, and physicians. He frequently serves as counsel to health care providers and suppliers in mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. He also counsels health care clients on the full range of regulatory matters, including compliance with federal and state antifraud statutes, including Stark, Anti-kickback, False Claims Act and other health care fraud statutes, reimbursement matters, HIPAA, NPDB reporting issues, and attainment and maintenance of tax-exempt status, among others.

The State Bar of Florida has certified Nuyen as a Specialist in Health Law since 1995, the first year that it granted such certification. Board Certification is the Florida Bar’s highest level of recognition of an attorney’s competency and experience.


  • Ford Field, Sixth Floor
    1901 Saint Antoine Street
    Detroit, MI 48226


  • Wayne State University , J.D.
  • Kalamazoo College, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, State Bar of Michigan
  • Florida, State Bar of Florida


  • American Health Lawyers Association - Member
  • Michigan Society of Healthcare Attorneys - Former Director

Bodman PLC
Headquarters: Detroit, Michigan

66 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

26 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Health Care Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Health Care Law, Ann Arbor (2018)
  • Health Care Law, Ann Arbor (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Health Care Law

Special Focus

  • Compliance
  • Corporate
  • Fraud and Abuse
  • Hospitals
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Nonprofit Organizations and Charitable Giving
  • Physicians
  • Practice Acquisition

"Joe Nuyen has been our general counsel for more than 20 years. He is extremely well-versed in his field, prompt to respond to our organization's needs, cost-effective, and a pleasure with whom to work."

"Mr. Nuyen has provided practical and helpful advice to assist us in managing the legal matters associated with our day-to-day operations."

"Mr. Nuyen is a valuable resource for handling novel and complex matters. He is responsive, attentive to detail, sensitive to client requirements or objectives, and consistently produces high quality work."

"Mr. Joseph Nuyen consistently works hard for his clients to find solutions within the bounds of what is appropriate."

"Mr. Nuyen has assisted me with a wide range of issues over the last 10-plus years. He has always exhibited the highest level of professionalism and integrity. His counsel has always proven to be correct. In addition, he is very timely, clear in his communication, easy to work with, and always treats me and my issues as if there are none more urgent or pressing. I highly recommend Mr. Joseph Nuyen."

- Cherie Whiting (Personal Home Care Services Inc. and The Center for Counseling), New Baltimore, MI

"I have had the privilege and pleasure of working with Joe Nuyen as our outside counsel for over 20 years. His keen intellect and health care expertise have served us well. Joe is very responsive to our needs and always looks for alternatives to reach a desired result. His client relations with me, the executive staff, and our board of directors are superior."

- James Falahee, Jr. (Bronson Healthcare Group), Kalamazoo, MI

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