Don Black is the Chair and immediate past Managing Member of the firm and a Member in the firm’s business and healthcare practice areas. Don’s practice focuses on health care and general business transactional work. Don has extensive experience representing public hospital districts, non-profit hospitals, physician and physician groups. His practice focuses on Medicare compliance, fraud and abuse, tax-exempt organization issues, public hospital district issues, professional and facility licensing, payor contracting, business organization and structures, governance, certificate of need, hospital/physician contracting, joint ventures, physician compensation, and equipment and office leasing. Don is a frequent speaker on the topics of fraud and abuse (Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute), physician and payor contracting.

Don is a member of the Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys, American Health Lawyers Association, American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, and Washington State Bar Association (Health Law Section).

A Washington state native, Don graduated from Whitman College with a B.A. degree in Political Science. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law in Tacoma, where he served as Managing Editor of the Law Review. Don spent two years as Clerk to Justice Charles W. Johnson of the Washington State Supreme Court.

Practice Areas

Association Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics


  • J.D., Seattle University School of Law, magna cum laude, 1995
  • B.A., Whitman College, Political Science, 1989

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics
  • Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys


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