Kimberly J. Ruppel

Member, Telehealth Task Force Chair, and Health Care Litigation Task Force Chair

Kim Ruppel is seasoned healthcare attorney with extensive experience in litigation, contract drafting, regulatory compliance, and business and insurance defense litigation.  With a deep understanding of the complex legal landscape of the healthcare industry, Kim provides strategic counsel to healthcare providers, institutions, and organizations, ensuring they navigate legal challenges effectively and efficiently. Kim represents clients in matters related to the enforceability of non-compete provisions, HIPAA compliance, telemedicine issues, administrative investigations and hearings and the formation and management of captive insurance companies. Kim has successfully represented clients in numerous high-stakes matters and has a track record of achieving favorable outcomes through diligent advocacy and a thorough understanding of healthcare law. 

With over 20 years of experience in various facets of commercial litigation, Kim is committed to providing strategic and results-driven legal solutions to clients across diverse industries in addition to the healthcare sector. 

Education & Credentials


University of Michigan

B.A., 1990

Cardozo School of Law (Yeshiva University)

J.D., 1998
Yeshiva University

Bar Admission

  • Michigan

Prominent Assignments


Committed to providing insightful and effective legal solutions, helping clients navigate the intricacies of healthcare law with confidence and clarity.

Representative matters include:

Assisted in the successful negotiation of the resolution of a health system’s involvement in a False Claims Act Qui Tam litigation without the imposition of a Corporate Integrity Agreement.

Counsels healthcare clients on compliance with federal and state healthcare regulatory schemes, including the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law and False Claims Act to mitigate risk and ensure adherence to legal standards.

Successfully defended a physician practice in a non-compete dispute by a departing physician.

Drafts and negotiates comprehensive contracts that protect the interests of healthcare entities, including employment agreements, service contracts, and business associate agreements.

Commercial and Insurance Litigation:

Handles a variety of complex commercial disputes, which have included matters involving automotive manufacturers and suppliers, probate and estate disputes and charter school litigations and arbitrations. Kim has a reputation for delivering vigorous advocacy and practical solutions tailored to each client's unique needs.  She is known for her strategic approach, attention to detail, and ability to achieve favorable results through negotiation, arbitration, and trial.

Representative matters include:

Represents businesses in disputes involving breach of contract, non-compete agreements, partnership and shareholder conflicts, and business torts.

Handles complex insurance coverage litigation, including declaratory judgment actions and disputes over policy interpretation.

Professional Involvement

  • American Health Law Association, Member
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Member

Community Involvement

  • Children's Advocacy Centers of Michigan, Board of Directors
  • Steeplechase Homeowner’s Association, Board of Directors


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