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Carol focuses her practice in the areas of healthcare and administrative law with an emphasis on regulatory matters pertaining to the licensing and certification of post-acute and ancillary healthcare providers in state and federal regulatory proceedings.

These matters include Medicare/Medicaid certification and licensing surveys, program audits, investigations for fraud and abuse and reimbursement audits. She also has extensive experience representing licensed and certified healthcare professionals in administrative proceedings before state licensing and federal certification agencies.

A registered nurse for 35 years, Carol has a unique clinical background and wealth of practical knowledge. She has previous experience as a state regulator for the Wyoming and Minnesota State Boards of Nursing and has served as a faculty member for the University of Northern Colorado, Baccalaureate Nursing Degree program. She has tried agency cases relating to Medicare/Medicaid compliance before the Appeals Board and the Civil Remedies Division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, contesting sanctions and civil monetary penalties where she has obtained favorable results.

Additionally, Carol has represented clients responding to Department of Justice and Office of Inspector General investigative subpoenas relating to Medicare billing and quality of care issues. She has directly represented her clients responding to state Medicaid Fraud Control Unit’s State False Claims Act regarding civil claims and related matters.




  • J.D., Mitchell Hamline School of Law
    • cum laude
  • M.P.H., University of Minnesota
  • B.S.N., University of Northern Colorado
    • Nursing


  • Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Minnesota (inactive)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • Texas (inactive)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association
  • American Medical Directors Association
  • American Health Law Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Medical Directors Association
  • Denver Bar Association

*Contact Carol to set up an in-person consultation by appointment in the Denver office.
  • Overturned immediate jeopardy citations and other sanctions for skilled nursing facilities through the federal appeals process.
  • Negotiated settlements with the regional office of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Colorado Departments of Public Health and Environment, and Health Care Policy and Financing to avoid termination of a skilled-nursing facility.
  • Obtained favorable outcomes for numerous skilled-nursing facilities in informal dispute resolution procedures and related hearings.
  • Experienced in representing numerous professionally licensed individuals such as physicians, dentists, pharmacists, midwives and nurses before their respective licensing boards.