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Julie LaVille Hamlet

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Julie is a member of the Health Care and Employee Benefits practice groups. She approaches each client with a business-minded approach and guides them in the right direction. She works out of the Grand Rapids and Holland offices. Specifically, she focuses her practice on:

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, HIPAA, and Medicare and Medicaid regulations.
  • Structuring and reviewing physician compensation arrangements to ensure compliance with relevant law.
  • Facilitating health care facility mergers and acquisitions.
  • Handling Medicare and Medicaid appeals.

Employee Benefits Law

  • Assisting with the design and implementation of qualified retirement and welfare benefit plans to ensure compliance with ERISA and relevant IRS requirements.
  • Assisting sponsors of group health plans on compliance with health care reform, COBRA, HIPAA and other relevant laws.
  • Facilitating employee benefit plan corrections.
  • Assisting with plan administrative functions, including preparation of QDROs, distribution materials and nondiscrimination testing.

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 Judge Raymond W. Gruender of 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.


Memberships & Affiliations

Legal Affiliations:
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Health Care Law Section,
      • New Lawyers and Law Students Committee
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, Community Impact Committee



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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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