Carole Christian is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Health Care Service Team and also serves on the Firm’s Executive Committee.  She concentrates her practice in the areas of health care and related litigation.

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Ms. Christian represents health care clients in certificate of need hearings, court appeals, Medicaid appeals, Medicare reimbursement and similar negotiations and disputes with state and federal regulatory authorities.  She has 22 years of experience counseling hospitals, physicians, nursing homes and other providers of goods and services concerning contracts, fraud and abuse, licensing, medical staff matters, emergency treatment, medical records, withdrawal of treatment decisions and other patient care matters and acquisitions.

Ms. Christian has counseled clients extensively on new and emerging issues in health care regulation, including: compliance programs and codes of conduct; electronic medical records; and the Health Care Reform law.


  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Louisville, 1988
  • B.A., with high distinction, University of Kentucky, 1982




  • Woodward/White’s Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Health Care Law and Administrative/Regulatory Law, 1995-2020
  • Best Lawyers® 2014 Louisville Administrative/Regulatory Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Best Lawyers® 2013 Louisville Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Best Lawyers® 2012 Louisville Administrative/Regulatory Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Highest Professional Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Recognized by her peers as one of the Kentucky Super Lawyers® 2007-2010, 2013-2021
  • Recognized as one of the “Top Lawyers” in the area of Health Care Law by Louisville Magazine, March 2014
  • Included in the Louisville Business First’s “Forty Under 40” list of young leaders in the community
  • Graduate of Leadership Louisville


  • Louisville, Kentucky and American Bar Associations
  • American Health Lawyers Association, member
  • Past President of the Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys
  • Former Vice President of the Jefferson County Women Lawyers Association
  • Legal Advisory Board, Kentucky Association of Healthcare Facilities


  • Director of the American Heart Association, Kentuckiana Metro Chapter
  • Founding Director of the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana
  • Director of First Kids Early Childhood and Preschool Program
  • Site-Based Decision-Making Council, Jefferson County Public Schools