Russell Kolsrud is a Member at Dickinson Wright PLLC and is a senior trial lawyer for clients having commercial disputes, health care controversies, transaction disagreements and disputes with government regulatory and licensing agencies. Since 1982, 80% of his practice involved representing clients in the health care industry.
Russell served in the Arizona Attorney General’s Office as a trial lawyer for seven years representing the State of Arizona in water, boundary, and regulatory litigation. He appeared before the United States Supreme Court on two occasions. Russ has been in private practice since 1985, and has been a partner or member of law firms since 1988.
Presently, and during the past 10 years, Russ’ primary focus is the jurisprudence of behavioral health and its integration with acute care. Implementation of strategies to achieve integration and bend the healthcare cost curve give rise to unique, revolutionary, and consequential legal challenges for providers, payors, states, and federal programs.
In January 2009, along with his partner Greg Moore created a Behavioral Health Care Law Practice Group, the first of its kind in a national law firm. With more than 50 years of combined experience, Russell and Greg guide their clients through the highly nuanced Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the beginning to get teeth Parity Act, the design of a health information exchange with a platform premised on compliance with secondary disclosure restrictions of 42 C.F.R. Part 2, and the business and legal stress associated with these challenges.
- Arizona State University, B.S.
- University of Puget Sound, J.D.
- American Bar Association
- Washington State Bar
- State Bar of Arizona, Chairman, State Bar’s Environmental and Natural Resource Section (1987- 88)
- State Bar’s Arizona Appellate Handbook Committee Editorial Board (1980 – Present)
- Maricopa County Bar Association (1978 – Present)
- Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court (2003 – Present)
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