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Julie LaVille Hamlet

1700 East Beltline, N.E.
Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49525-7044
T 616.796.2515
F 616.796.2520


Julie concentrates in employee benefits and health care law. She helps clients to understand and comply with complex regulations and to navigate compliance challenges. Specifically, she focuses her practice on:

Employee Benefits Law

  • Assisting with the design, maintenance, and implementation of qualified retirement plans and health and welfare benefit plans to ensure compliance with ERISA and IRS requirements.
  • Helping group health plan sponsors to comply with health care reform, COBRA, HIPAA, and other relevant laws.
  • Facilitating employee benefit plan corrections.

Health Care Law

  • Advising healthcare providers on a wide range of regulatory issues, including compliance with the Stark law, Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, relevant privacy laws, and Medicare and Medicaid regulations.

After earning her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in mathematics, Julie earned a full tuition scholarship to Saint Louis University School of Law. While in law school, Julie served as the managing editor of the Saint Louis University Law Journal, completed a judicial externship with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and interned with the United States Attorney's Office in St. Louis. Julie graduated summa cum laude, earning 10 academic excellence awards for the highest overall ranking in 10 courses.

Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America© 2021-2023 "One to Watch" (Health Care Law)


Memberships & Affiliations

Legal Affiliations:
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Health Care Law Section
Industry & Professional Associations
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Benefits Council
Community Activities
  • Girls on the Run of Kent and Muskegon Counties, Board Member
  • Junior League of Grand Rapids



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Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 2014, summa cum laude

University of Notre Dame, B.S., 2010, cum laude, Mathematics

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