Michael Abate

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Health Care Attorney in Louisville, KY

Kaplan Johnson Abate & Bird LLP
 | 710 West Main Street, 4th Floor
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-416-1630
Fax: 502-540-8282
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2013
Education: Stanford Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Health Care (20%),
  • Appellate (30%),
  • Media and Advertising (20%),
  • Constitutional Law (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Michael Abate is a partner with the Kaplan Johnson Abate & Bird LLP law firm in Louisville, Kentucky. A top-rated, award-winning attorney with more than 14 years of legal experience, Mr. Abate represents clients throughout the country who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    • Appellate and constitutional law
    • Complex commercial and business litigation
    • Arbitration and alternative dispute resolution
    • Securities and wealth management litigation and arbitration
    • First Amendment and media law
    • Managed care litigation

    Mr. Abate started his legal career serving for the U.S. Department of Justice, where he represented the federal government in a wide range of cases involving constitutional and statutory law as well as administrative law. Regarded as one of the leading appellate attorneys in the country, he has successfully argued before numerous courts of appeals in various jurisdictions along with the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Moreover, Mr. Abate has established himself as an authority on health care and media law. He has represented the rights and interests of Medicare and Medicaid managed organizations as well as numerous media companies in various disputes at both the federal and state levels.

    Recognized for his outstanding professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Mr. Abate was selected for inclusion into the First Forty Under Forty list by Louisville Business magazine, and he was the recipient of the Director of National Intelligence Award and the Attorney General's Award for Furthering the Interest of National Security. He also received special commendation from the U.S. Department of Justice for his contributions to immigration preemption litigation.

    After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard College in 2000, Mr. Abate attended Stanford Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2005 and graduated Order of the Coif. He holds his license to practice in Kentucky, Illinois and the District of Columbia, and he is admitted to practice before 11 U.S. Courts of Appeals as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, the District of Maryland and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 20%Health Care
    • 30%Appellate
    • 20%Media and Advertising
    • 10%Constitutional Law
    • 10%Business Litigation
    • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

    Communications and Media Law, Arbitration

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

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    About Michael Abate

    Admitted: 2013, Kentucky

    Professional Webpage: https://www.kaplanjohnsonlaw.com/About-Our-Firm/Michael-Abat...

    Honors/Awards:

    • Order of the Coif, Stanford Law School
    • Attorney General's Award for Furthering the Interest of National Security
    • US Department of Justice, Special Commendation (Immigration Preemption Litigation)
    • Director of National Intelligence Award
    • Louisville Business First Forty Under Forty

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
    • United States Court of Federal Claims
    • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
    • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
    • Member of the state bars of Illinois (since 2005), Kentucky (since 2013), and the District of Columbia (since 2015)
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
    • United States Supreme Court

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Served as Board Chair of Centerstone of Kentucky, Louisville's largest non-profit behavioral health care provider, 2017 - Present
    • Highland Presbyterian Church, Member of Session
    • Represent Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky in constitutional challenge to state licensing laws, 2017
    • Represent college journalists pro bono in litigation seeking access to university records into allegations of sexual misconduct by faculty members, 2017
    • Serve as Vice Chair of Board of Centerstone of Kentucky (formerly Seven Counties), Louisville's largest non-profit behavioral healthcare provider, 2015 - 2017
    • Represent same-sex couple improperly denied subsidies for Affordable Care Act plans sold on Kynect health exchange, 2015

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Co-Author, First Amendment Update, KBA Bench & Bar Journal, Authored feature article on latest developments in First Amendment and Open Records litigation, 2019
    • Moderator/presenter at annual Supreme Court review CLE program, LBA Supreme Court Review, 2013 - 2018
    • Presenter, HEA Medicare Secondary Payer Conference, Managed Care, Invited speaker on latest developments in Medicare Secondary Payer law and litigation, 2018
    • Moderator/presenter at annual Supreme Court review CLE program for KBA convention, KBA Supreme Court Review Panel, 2017
    • Invited Speaker, ACI Managed Care Conference, Presented on developments in MSP law and litigation, 2016

    Educational Background:

    • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, B.A., Honors: magna cum laude, 2000

    Industry Groups

    • Appeals
    • Managed Care
    • Media & First Amendment
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    Office Location for Michael Abate

    710 West Main Street
    4th Floor
    Louisville, KY 40202

    Phone: 502-416-1630

    Fax: 502-540-8282

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    Last Updated: 7/1/2020

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