Deborah J. Williamson

Top rated health care attorney in Brownstown, Michigan

Williamson Health Law
Deborah J. Williamson
Williamson Health Law

Practice Areas: Health care; view more

Licensed in Michigan since: 1997

Education: Michigan State University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012
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Williamson Health Law

27039 West Rd
Brownstown, MI 48134 Visit website


Deborah J. Williamson of Williamson Health Law, PLLC is a health law attorney focused on representing hospitals, health plans, physician groups, physicians, physical therapy businesses, psychologists, and other health care businesses in all aspects of health law.  Her clients include health care providers and professionals throughout the State of Michigan and nationwide.

In her more than two decades as a lawyer, Ms. Williamson has had experience with a wide variety of matters, including Medicare Audits and Appeals; Professional License Defense; Compliance Audits and Self-Disclosures; Compliance Programs; Business Transactions & Contracts; Stark, Anti-Kickback, and Fraud & Abuse; Regulatory Analysis; and HIPAA Breaches and Compliance.

In addition to advising her health care industry clients, Ms. Williamson also renders Stark and Fraud & Abuse Opinions for and consults with and assists business & transactional, employment, litigation, criminal defense, and other attorneys on health care regulatory and compliance issues impacting their representation of health care industry clients in a variety of matters, including: Entity Formation; Mergers, Acquisitions, and Sales; Joint Ventures; Contracts; Health Care Fraud; and Licensing Defense.

Ms. Williamson was selected by her peers as a Fellow of the State Bar of Michigan’s Health Care Law Section in 2018. DBusiness Magazine has named her a “top lawyer” since 2019, and she has been continuously listed in the publication Best Lawyers in America since 2013.  Best Lawyers has also honored her firm as one of the best in its class multiple years in a row.

In addition to counseling her health care clients, Ms. Williamson regularly speaks and writes on health law topics such as Stark, HIPAA, compliance plans, and audits. She was a co-presenter for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Health Law Institute multiple years in a row, and recently spoke on legal issues in retirement for the Michigan Psychological Association. She serves on the Council of the State Bar of Michigan’s Health Care Law Section, and is a member of the American Health Law Association.

Ms. Williamson graduated cum laude from Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree. She earned her law degree from Michigan State University College of Law, and received her license to practice law in 1997. She is qualified to appear before all Michigan state courts.

Practice areas

Health care

Focus areas

Hospital law, Health & health care law

  • 100% Health care

First Admitted: 1997, Michigan

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Council of the Health Care Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan (2010-2016; 2018-2020; 2021-2022)
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section, Former Chair of Providers Subcommittee
  • American Health Lawyers Association
Educational Background:
  • Western Michigan University, B.A. 1994, Cum Laude
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Presented on Legal Issues in Retirement for the Michigan Psychological Association's educational workshop in Livonia, Michigan on February 7, 2020.
  • Co-Presenter of the Michigan Health Law Update at the Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Annual Health Law Institute, 2009-2014
  • Fellow, State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section, 2018, Fellow, State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section, 2018
  • , Lawyer of the Year: Health Care Law Detroit, Best Lawyers, 2022
  • Top Lawyer by DBusiness magazine, 2019 - 2022, Top Lawyer, DBusiness Magazine, 2022
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law, 2013-2022, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2022
  • Williamson Health Law ranked Metropolitan Tier II - Detroit, Health Care Law by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”, 2016-2020, Metropolitan Tier II - Detroit, Health Care Law by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”, Best Lawyers, 2022
  • Named as a Michigan Super Lawyer® Rising Star, 2011 and 2012
Industry Groups:
  • Health Care
  • Insurance

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“I have know and worked with Deborah Williamson for 18 years. She is an excellent health care attorney. Her attention to detail is beyond reproach. She would make a great addition to Super Lawyers.”

Office location for Deborah J. Williamson

27039 West Rd
Brownstown, MI 48134

Phone: 734-290-5095


3 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012

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