Richard C. Kraus

Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC

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South Washington Square 313
Lansing 48933 MI US

Richard Kraus has more than 35 years of experience in the areas of appeals, health care law, professional licensing and litigation.

As an appellate lawyer, he has handled difficult cases at all levels of state and federal appeals courts, with recognized expertise in the written and oral advocacy necessary for success on appeals. He has represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individuals and small businesses in a broad range of appeals.

He is past chair of the American Institute of Appellate Practice, an invitation-only association of experienced appellate attorneys. Richard is also a member of the executive board of the American Bar Association Council of Appellate Lawyers and serves as its Michigan State Chair.  He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan Appellate Practice Section Council.

In the health care law field, Richard has represented individual health care professionals as well as hospitals, health systems, long-term care facilities and multi-practitioner clinics.  He often counsels clients in the following areas:

  • Licensing investigations and proceedings for health care professionals and facilities
  • Regulatory and administrative matters for health care professionals, organizations and facilities
  • Response to government investigations (criminal, civil and administrative)
  • Reporting and disclosure obligations
  • Defense of health care criminal charges
  • HIPAA and privacy issues

The strategic and analytical expertise developed in his appellate practice has led Richard to be involved in complex litigation involving commercial, business, governmental and constitutional matters.

Richard was honored as 2006 Lawyer of the Year by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. He has received the Distinguished Brief Award for Exceptional Appellate Advocacy before the Michigan Supreme Court, and the Swift Award for Civility and Professionalism from the Ingham County Bar Association. He was appointed as a Special Master for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.


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South Washington Square 313
Lansing 48933 MI US
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