Kristen Andrews Wilson


Kristen Andrews Wilson’s practice is an intersection of regulatory compliance and litigation defense. Kristen’s clients include hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, hospice, and home health, as well as independent general practice and specialty physicians. Within her litigation practice, Kristen’s goal is helping clients avoid costly and disruptive litigation by advising them on best practices and easily implementable solutions. Kristen’s litigation practice goes hand in hand with the regulatory guidance that she provides clients across several states.

Representative Experience

  • Provided federal regulatory guidance for multi-state health care entity in sale of assets in multiple jurisdictions
  • Represented employed and independent physicians and nurses before various West Virginia and Pennsylvania licensure boards, including the West Virginia Osteopathic Medicine Board, the West Virginia Board of Medicine, the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine, and the West Virginia RN Board
  • Served as regulatory counsel for healthcare entities on Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA, the HITECH Act, and the corporate practice of medicine doctrine
  • Won jury verdict on behalf of physician in a medical malpractice case involving permanent injuries and death
  • Advised healthcare clients on Certificate of Need (CON) matters in West Virginia, for acquisitions and divestitures, addition of services, and opposition of duplicative services
  • Defended long-term care facilities against claims for alleged violations of state nursing home acts and medical negligence
  • Prepared Certificate of Need for the reopening of an adolescent in-patient mental health facility
  • Advised multi-faceted health insurance company on regulatory compliance
  • Defended physicians in medical negligence lawsuits
  • Represented health care entities in a variety of transactions, including leasing, employment, and independent contractor arrangements
  • Acted as local defense counsel for False Claims Act lawsuit brought on behalf of whistleblower
  • Drafted informed consent authorizations for hospital
  • Represented numerous long term care facilities and assisted living facilities in numerous wrongful death actions brought by families of deceased former residents
  • Advising health insurance company in prompt pay litigation
  • Advised clients during and after surveys, including mitigation of immediate jeopardy, responding to statements of deficiency, and challenging citations, Civil Monetary Penalties, and other enforcement activity
  • Defended long term care facilities in COVID 19 litigation in State, Federal District Court, and Appellate Courts involving claims of immunity under the PREP ACT

Licensed In

  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia


  • J.D. The University of Akron School of Law
  • B.S. West Virginia University


  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • West Virginia Health Care Association
  • West Virginia Rural Health Association
  • Ohio Health Care Association
  • Pennsylvania Health Care Association


  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Health Care Law (2024-Present)
  • 2020 Go To Thought Leadership Award, Healthcare Regs COVID-19, The National Law Review
  • Graduated magna cum laude, University of Akron

Speaking Engagements

  • Compliance Presentation: “Corporate Compliance: Roles, Responsibilities and Investigations” (with L. Frederick Williams, Jr. and Shawn A. Morgan), West Virginia Healthcare Financial Management Association, Charleston, WV, January 11, 2018
  • Compliance Presentation: “Financial Transaction Basics for Healthcare Providers” (with L. Frederick Williams, Jr. and Shawn A. Morgan), West Virginia Healthcare Financial Management Association, Charleston, WV, January 11, 2018
  • Co-Presenter of “HIPAA 101,” Annual Meeting of Ohio State Bar Association (May 2015)


  • Co-author, “Identification and Comparison of Electrical Tapes Using Instrumental and Statistical Techniques: Microscopic Surface Texture and Elemental Composition,” Journal of Forensic Sciences, May 2007, Vol. 52

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