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.

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.

If you are interested in becoming a member of WSSHA, please print the membership application below (pdf format).  Directions for completion and return are given on the application.   

Download WSSHA Membership Application

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:

February 02 2016: Winter Quarterly Meeting

April 29, 2016: Spring Health Law Conference

For more information on upcoming events, click HERE.

Job Postings


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.

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Health Law Associate

We are currently accepting applications for an experienced health law associate with at least 3 years experience to work in our Health Care Practice Group. Our Health Care Practice Group assists our clients, including hospitals, health care providers and health carriers, in a wide range of regulatory, operational and transactional matters. Successful candidates will have sophisticated health care regulatory experience, including fraud and abuse, Stark, HIPAA, licensing, and physician and hospital contracting, preferred. Health carrier regulatory experience is highly desirable. Candidates must have outstanding academic credentials, excellent written and oral communication skills and be committed to delivering excellent quality work in a team-oriented environment. Candidates must be, or be willing to become, members of the Washington State Bar. Interested candidates who meet the qualifications should email their resume, cover letter, law school transcript, and a writing sample to Rebecca Misich.

Rebecca Misich , Director of Human Resources
Riddell Williams P.S.
1001 Fourth Avenue, Suite 4500
Seattle, WA 98154-1192

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