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“Husch Blackwell (Harvey Tettlebaum) has served as MDA’s legal counsel for more than 40 years. But they are more than a legal firm—they are an extension of our Association team and indispensable to our success. The trust and confidence we have in them is unmatched, thus our long tenure of working together.”

Vicki Wilbers, Executive Director, Missouri Dental Association

Overview

With 50 years of experience in health law, Harvey has deep knowledge of the entire healthcare marketplace.

He represents providers and associations of healthcare providers across the care spectrum from acute to primary care, including mental health professionals, pharmacists and pharmacies, emergency medical services, physicians and dentists.

Harvey brings a 360-degree view to healthcare matters. He combines his thorough understanding of the statutory and regulatory landscapes and his familiarity with the key players when developing strategies to solve clients’ problems and help them achieve their goals.

Harvey is actively involved in pro bono work. He helps develop legislative proposals and public policy positions for the Anti-Defamation League and funding sources for the Missouri Legal Services programs.

“Husch Blackwell (Harvey Tettlebaum) has served as MDA’s legal counsel for more than 40 years. But they are more than a legal firm—they are an extension of our Association team and indispensable to our success. The trust and confidence we have in them is unmatched, thus our long tenure of working together.”

Vicki Wilbers, Executive Director, Missouri Dental Association


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Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers In America, Health Care Law, 1995-2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Health Care, 2005-2017
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Pro Bono Champion, 2010-2011; David J. Greenburg Service Award, 2013  
  • Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2012  
  • Missouri Bar, President’s Award, 2000, 2003

Education

  • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
  • A.M., Washington University in St. Louis
    • History
  • A.B., Dartmouth College

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Election Law, 2009-2013
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Health Care Association, Legal Subcommittee, 1992-present; Chair, 2003-2006
  • American Health Law Association, Fellow; Fellows Coordinating Committee, Chair, 2011-2013; Board of Directors, 1992-1999; Audit Committee, Chair, 1997; Long-Term Care and the Law Program, Chair, 1995-2007; Long-Term Care Practice Group, Chair, 1999-2001
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), Advisory Committee, 2019
  • The Missouri Bar, Legislative Committee, 2000-present; Chair, 2010-2011
  • Republican National Convention, Rules Committee, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016
Experience
  • Assisted nursing services company in receiving approval from Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee to move forward on $35.7 million senior housing project in the St. Louis area.
  • Represented one of Missouri's largest health maintenance organizations and obtained dismissal of lawsuit challenging award of the then-largest contract in the history of Missouri – the state Medicaid managed care contract, worth more than $1 billion annually.
  • Defended owner and operator of adult day care center in pro bono matter where owner faced loss of more than $500,000 in dispute with Missouri Department of Social Services and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Represented center owner at appellate level, and court ruled in client's favor.
News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | August 6, 2019
Harvey Tettlebaum Joins Export-Import Bank Advisory Committee

Tettlebaum is the committee’s only member from the state of Missouri and just one of two members currently residing in the Midwest. 

News Releases | April 9, 2019
Tettlebaum Honored by Missouri State Medical Association

Missouri Medicine is a bi-monthly, peer-reviewed medical journal in publication since 1904.

News Releases | November 14, 2018
Thomson Reuters' Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2018 Names 58 Husch Blackwell Attorneys

Husch Blackwell has 58 attorneys in the 2018 edition of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

News Releases | August 15, 2018
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2019 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 143 Husch Blackwell attorneys in its 2019 directory. The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and five attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | August 15, 2017
Husch Blackwell Places 156 Lawyers in 2018 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 156 Husch Blackwell lawyers in its 2018 directory, breaking the firm’s old record of 151 set last year. The firm also has 10 attorneys listed as “Lawyers of the Year” and 15 lawyers who have made the list for the first time.

Outside the Office

After a day at the office, Harvey farms his land.

Harvey raises row crops, rotating corn and soybeans, and grows hay on his 276-acre farm in Jefferson City, Missouri. Since Harvey’s practice does not involve agricultural law, the two occupations never cross paths. But he enjoys both equally.

Community Leadership

Harvey believes everyone deserves legal representation and seeks funding for those who can’t afford it.

Since 2003, Harvey has worked with the Legal Aid of Missouri Statewide Program and the Missouri Bar, helping to enhance funding for the pro bono services organization. Because of his advantageous location in the Missouri state capital, Harvey is able to help influence decision-making by the state government to obtain funding for pro bono representation. He firmly believes in the cause. With proper funding, Legal Aid can provide free civil legal assistance to the people who need it most but can afford it least.

  • Anti-Defamation League, Regional Board, 1976-present
  • Center for Practical Bioethics, Attorney Roundtable
  • James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation Board, 2008-2012
  • Legal Aid of Missouri Statewide Program, Inc., Vice Chair and Board of Directors, 2003-2017
  • Missouri Republican State Committee, Treasurer, 1977-2004
  • United Way of Central Missouri, Board of Directors

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