Leah M. McNeely, Associate


Leah McNeely advises hospitals and other health care providers on a wide range of regulatory and operational issues, including issues involving hospital-physician relationships and regulatory compliance.

In the area of hospital-physician relationships, Leah works closely with hospital and medical staff leadership to prepare medical staff bylaws, credentialing policies, and related documents. She provides counsel during medical staff investigations and corrective action and fair hearing procedures. She also assists health care professionals working through professional licensing issues.

In the area of regulatory compliance, Leah focuses on reviewing and drafting hospital and medical staff rules and regulations and policies to ensure compliance with state and federal laws (including hospital regulations, Medicare Conditions of Participation, and Medicaid regulations) and relevant accreditation standards. She also drafts agreements on behalf of health care providers, and has significant experience advising clients on compliance with fraud and abuse laws including the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute.

Leah enjoys writing and presenting on important health law topics including HIPAA, patient care issues, fraud and abuse laws, and hospital regulatory compliance.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2011)
    • Graduated first in her class
    • Law Review (Associate Editor-in-Chief; Notewriter)
    • National Order of Scribes Award (2011)
    • American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics Health Law Student Award (2010)
  • University of Wisconsin (B.S., highest distinction, 2008)

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • American Health Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Legal Association for Women (Member)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member of Health Law Section)

Professional Recognition

  • State Bar of Wisconsin - Pro Bono Honor Society (2014)