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About Randy

Go-to counsel on administrative matters impacting health care providers

Randy Fearnow represents the interests of health care providers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. He assists providers who have become the focus of state or federal audits or investigations, or who face qui tam and civil false claims allegations. Most recently, he has been certified as a health care arbitrator by the American Health Law Association and is available to serve as an arbitrator in health law disputes. Clients he has advised include:

  • Physicians
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Assisted and independent living facilities
  • Home health and hospice agencies
  • Transportation providers
  • Pharmacies

Randy is known as a "go-to" attorney on Indiana administrative matters impacting health care businesses and individual health care providers. He has years of experience before Indiana administrative boards and played a role in many of the leading cases that have shaped Indiana administrative law.

Regional and national clients reach out to Randy for his ability to help avoid strategies that could be counterproductive. He helps his clients navigate the administrative process as efficiently as possible in pursuit of the client's desired administrative remedy.


  • Defended at trial and on appeal an order imposing increased Medicaid reimbursement to a long-term care provider of specialized services for the intellectually disabled.
  • Class counsel on behalf of long-term care providers in a series of cases establishing requirements for injunctive relief against the states.
  • Lobbied successfully on behalf of the Indiana nursing home profession for coverage under the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act.
  • Lead counsel in several cases establishing important precedents in administrative law.
  • Trial and appellate counsel in a case overturning an unauthorized state agency moratorium on the development of residential facilities.

Professional Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence (2018)
  • Best Lawyers in America® (2021-2024: Health Care Law)
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation "Distinguished Life Fellow"

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Chicago Bar Association, member (2009-present)
  • Chicago Bar Foundation, board of directors (2019-present)
  • American Health Law Association, life member, Post-Acute and Long Term Care Services Practice Group, certified arbitrator 
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, member (1993-present)
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Health Care & Medicine Section, past president
  • Columbia Club, member (1989-present)
  • Indiana University Foundation Well House Society, member
  • Indiana University McKinney School of Law Black Cane Society
  • Illinois State Bar Association, member (2009)
  • St. Peter's Episcopal Church Chicago, member of vestry

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