Michael S. Weiden, Retired Partner


Michael Weiden is a retired partner with Quarles & Brady LLP. He practiced in the areas of health/hospital and administrative law, and litigation. His extensive experience includes advising hospitals and physicians with a variety of issues including:

  • Integrated delivery systems.
  • Mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations.
  • Reimbursement, financing, and leasing.
  • Antitrust.
  • Impaired professional issues, including sexual harassment and other labor relations issues.
  • Federal and state fraud and abuse.
  • Criminal and civil investigations.
  • Theft and disappearance of prescribed substances and property of the institution and patients.

Education and Honors

  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 1969)
  • Brooklyn College (B.A., 1966)

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1975

Professional and Civic Activities

  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member; Chairperson, 1980-1982 and Council Member, 1982-1983, Health Law Section)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • American Association of Hospital Attorneys (Member)
  • National Health Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Commissioner - National Conference of Commissioners Uniform State Laws
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Authority (Vice-Chair, Board of Directors)
  • Boys and Girls Club of Dane County (Member of Executive Committee)

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America┬« (1991-2007: Health Care)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV┬« Peer Review Rated

Selected Presentations/Publications

  • Lecture on "Not-for-Profit Rights and Responsibilities," 2005
  • "E.M.T.A.L.A. and Hospital Staffing Obligations," Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, 2001.
  • "Acquiring and Merging Physician Practices," National Business Institute, Health Law Seminar: Legal Implications of Health Care Delivery Systems and Managed Care, 1997
  • "Integrated Delivery Systems in the Rural Setting," Law Education Institute, Inc. And The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. 1996 National CLE Conference-Health Law, Washington, D.C
  • "Constructing an Integrated Delivery System: Fitting the Pieces Together," State Medical Society of Wisconsin, Quarles & Brady program, 1995
  • "The Legal Rules Regulating Endowments - A Brief Introduction of the Wisconsin Uniform Management of Institutional Funds Act," McGladrey & Pullen program, 1995
  • "Working With/Building PHOs and MSOs," State Medical Society of Wisconsin, SMSW/Quarles & Brady joint seminar, 1994
  • "WiPRO - Third Scope of Review and Quality Review," Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, Quarles & Brady program 1990
  • Co-author, "Proposed Fraud and Abuse Safe Harbors," Hospital Council of Greater Milwaukee, Quarles & Brady program, 1989
  • "WiPRO Physician Sanction Process," Sacred Heart Hospital-Eau Claire/St. Francis Medical Center-LaCrosse, Quarles & Brady program, 1988