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Emma Trivax

Emma E. Trivax is an associate attorney with Dickinson Wright, where she is a part of the healthcare law group. Emma’s practice focuses on Medicare, Medicaid and third-party payor audits, licensing and regulatory compliance matters, and Fraud and Abuse matters, including compliance with the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark law, and other federal and state fraud and abuse laws. Emma is particularly knowledgeable on the collateral-claims exception and how to navigate the administrative appeals process for various audits and healthcare appeals. 

Education & Credentials


University of Michigan Dearborn

B.S., Behavioral Sciences
  • James B. Angell Scholar
  • University High Honors
  • summa cum laude

Wayne State University

  • Moot Court Member 2018–2019; Moot Court Chancellor 2019–2020
  • Law Review Assistant Editor 2018–2019; Law Review Note and Comment Editor 2019–2020
  • Research Assistant to Dean Richard A. Bierschbach
  • cum laude
  • Order of the Coif 
  • Gold Key Certificate 2018–2020
  • Governor’s Scholar 

Bar Admission

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan


  • Co-Author, "Autism and Steven's Law in Arizona," Dickinson Wright Health Law Blog, August 2021  
  • Co-Author, “Best Practices for Vaccines and the Workplace,” Michigan Bar Journal, July 2021
  • Author, “Update to the ALJ Backlog for Medicare Appeals,” Healthcare Michigan, June 2021 
  • Emma E. Trivax, Stephen J. Shaver, & Andrew B. Wachler, Revenue Cycle: 3-Day Payment Rule, in HCCA COMPLETE HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE MANUAL, April 2020
  • Emma E. Trivax, The Collateral-Claim Exception: A Unique Solution to the Harmful Backlog of Medicare Appeals, 65 WAYNE L. REV. 687 (2020) 
  • Andrew B. Wachler, Stephen J. Shaver, & Emma E. Trivax, Health Providers May Accept Provider Relief Fund Payments Without Knowing What They Signed Up For, in STATE BAR OF MICHIGAN: HEALTH CARE LAW SECTION, June 29, 2020.
  • Andrew B. Wachler, Kaitlin Nucci, & Emma E. Trivax, Medicare Auditors, Recent Reforms, and Federal Court Jurisdiction to Seek Injunctive Relief, in HEALTH LAW HANDBOOK, 311 (Thomson Reuters ed., 2020). 
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