Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc (DBL Law) is a full-service law firm of 39 attorneys and 51 staff, with offices located in Cincinnati, Ohio and Crestview Hills, Kentucky. DBL attorneys represent private individuals and companies in many industries and areas of law including: Administrative, Banking & Commercial, Business Organizations and Taxation, Civil Litigation, Construction, Employment and Labor, Estate Planning and Probate, Healthcare, Real Estate, Technology and Workers' Compensation.
James A. Dietz represents non-profit and county hospitals and healthcare systems, physicians and physician groups, nursing facilities, and other medical providers regarding a variety of healthcare-related issues.
Jim advises healthcare clients across the Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati, Ohio regions on a variety of contractual, regulatory, and general corporate matters. Such matters include managed care, employment, and vendor contracts; joint ventures; physician recruitment; anti-kickback, Stark, and regulatory compliance; Medicare and Medicaid issues; governance structures; and other various healthcare-related issues. He is a frequent speaker and writer on managed care, Stark law, and other healthcare topics.
Jim is an Army veteran and has served as the President of the Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors for the Diocesan Catholic Children's Home in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. He is active with his church, St. Pius X in Edgewood, having served on its annual festival committee and in other capacities. Jim has also coached or assisted coaching numerous youth sports teams.
Commonwealth of Kentucky
State of Ohio
J.D., Salmon P. Chase College of Law (magna cum laude, 1995)
B.A., Northern Kentucky University (1992)
Professional Associations & Memberships
Kentucky Bar Association
Northern Kentucky Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Assocation
American Health Lawyers Association
Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys (Past President, 2005)
Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys
Honors and Awards
"Best Lawyers in America," - Health Care Law
Areas of Practice
- Antitrust & Trade Regulation
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