The Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys ("WSSHA") was founded in 1973. It is operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes, to provide an opportunity for legal advisors in the health field to meet and exchange information and ideas, to conduct legal seminars of interest to such attorneys, and to provide a central agency for the exchange of legal information in the health field.

For additional details about services provided by WSSHA, please see the WSSHA Board of Directors Statement of Support.

Membership in WSSHA is open to all attorneys admitted to practice in the State of Washington who meet any one of the following criteria:  (a) represent or are employed by a provider of healthcare services, (b) teach a healthcare-related area of the law or (c) otherwise practice in, or seek practice in, a healthcare-related area of the law.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please go to the following location to complete your online application and payment:


If you have any difficulty accessing the form or processing your payment, please send an email to wssha.general.operations@gmail.com with your name, company name, company address, email, and telephone number.  


For your information, the WSSHA bylaws and resolutions can be viewed by Adobe Acrobat Reader.  Download WSSHA Bylaws - April 25, 1996, Resolution - April 28, 2006.


Washington Health Law Manual Third Edition

The Third Edition of the Washington Health Law Manual is made possible through the collaborative efforts of the Washington State Society of Health Care Attorneys and the Washington State Hospital Association.

Click here to view the Table of Content

Upcoming Events:

Fall Health Law Conference
November 4-5, 2016
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Hotel Pan Pacific

Job Postings


Davis Wright Tremaine - Health Care Associate Attorney

The Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a mid to Sr-level associate for its Health Care Practice Group with a minimum of four years’ experience in health law, including health care regulatory matters; reimbursement; fraud and abuse; contracting; privacy/security; innovative payment models, such as ACOs and bundled payment; digital health.

A strong academic background is required as well as excellent legal writing, contract drafting and oral communication skills. Candidates must have a JD, with preference given to candidates with active and good standing membership in the Washington State Bar.

To apply, please upload a cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager, resume, a copy of your law school transcript, a relevant writing sample, and a list of references to: http://www.dwt.com/Health-Care-Associate-Attorney---Mid-to-Sr-Level-Lateral-Lawyers/

Stoel Rives LLP - Attorney

Stoel Rives LLP seeks an attorney to join the Health Care Group in its Sacramento, Seattle or Portland office. Candidates must have a minimum of two to five years’ experience representing health care clients. Familiarity with the following areas of health care regulation is preferred: managed care, provider contracting, Medicare and Medicaid regulations. The ideal candidate will have a California license and some California provider contracting experience. Candidates should have outstanding academic credentials, law firm experience, strong writing skills, and excellent interpersonal skills. Membership to the California State Bar, Oregon State Bar and/or Washington State Bar is required.  Apply Here



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