Walter L. Williams
(304) 933-8152
Office: Bridgeport
J.D. William & Mary
B.A. University of Virginia
Licensure: WV
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Walter Williams concentrates his practice in health care and business transactions involving health care providers, both for-profit and tax-exempt and including hospital affiliations, confidentiality issues (including HIPAA), medical staff and bylaws issues, medical records, licensure, Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse, Stark self-referral limitations, health care contracting, including physician recruitment and employment agreements, compliance, recovery audit contractor advice, and general health care issues. Additionally, Mr. Williams' has had significant involvement in real estate related and other commercial transactions and financings, including title, contracts, and other documentation, closings, and tax-exempt public and private financings.


Work Experience

1980 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Speaking Engagements

Update on Stark and Fraud and Abuse Issues, Health Care Law Seminar and CLE, WVU College of Law, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

State Bar MCLE, Advance Directives, June 2008

West Virginia Hospital Association Compliance Officer Committee, Stark Update, January 2008

State Bar MCLE, Advance Directives, December 2007

Key Experience

Extensive experience in preparing employment, leasing, service, recruitment, and other agreements with physicians, as well as practice acquisitions and other affiliations, including addressing related Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute and other fraud and abuse issues
Represented client in the transfer of an entire hospital campus to another hospital and the conversion of a medical office building into a condominium and the subsequent sale of a condominium unit
Represented clients in matters involving self-disclosure of billing inaccuracies and one payment refund to Medicare and Medicaid

Memberships & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America®
Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business
Super Lawyers®, 2009-2014
Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
American Health Lawyers Association
West Virginia State Bar, Former Member of Law and Medicine Committee
Harrison County Bar Association, Former Member of Board of Directors and Former President