Laura M. Napiewocki

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Telephone: (734) 764-2178
Fax: (734) 647-2781
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Secretary: Tammi Kortema
Telephone: (734) 615-6438

300 North Ingalls Building, Room 3B04
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5476

Primary Practice Areas

  • Medical Staff (bylaws, peer review, investigations)
  • Credentialing and Privileging, Scope of Practice
  • Regulatory, Accreditation and Licensure Matters
  • Clinical Services and Patient Care
  • General Corporate Matters

Laura has over twenty years of experience as a health care attorney handling and writing on matters such as:  medical staff bylaws, credentialing and peer review, regulatory and accreditation, telemedicine, general contracting, graduate medical education, patient rights, allied health professionals, research, hospice, employment, long-term care, and behavioral health.  Laura joined the University of Michigan Office of the Vice President and General Counsel in 2014, after serving as a Shareholder with Hall Render and practicing in-house at non-profit health systems.  Prior to law school, Laura’s work experience included health administration work with Henry Ford Health System.  Much of Laura’s current practice is dedicated to supporting the health system’s medical staff and regulatory compliance activities.

When work allows, Laura likes to travel with her husband and daughter and also spend time up at their “camp” on Lake Superior.  Her hobbies include playing the violin and cooking.

University Committees/Special Projects

  • UMHS Credentialing and Privileging Committee
  • UMHS Executive Committee on Clinical Affairs (ECCA)
  • UMHS Medical Staff Quality Committee (MSQC)
  • UMHS Clinical Quality Committee (HSCQC)
  • UMHS Ethics Committees (Pediatrics, Adult)
  • UMHS eHealth Legal & Compliance Committee
  • UMHS Emergency Management Executive Committee (EMEC)


  • JD, University of Detroit-Mercy (1995)
  • MHSA, Health Services Administration, University of Michigan (1988)
  • BA, Economics, Psychology, University of Michigan (1986)

Professional Memberships and Outside Activities

  • Member (Past Council Member and Chair), Health Care Law Section, State Bar of Michigan
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
  • Member, Health Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Member and former Chair of Programming Committee, Midwest Chapter of the American College of Health Care Executives (MCACHE)
  • Chair, Board Member and former Scholar in Residence, Center for Law, Ethics, and Health, University of Michigan
  • Corporation Board Member, Alpha Delta Pi, Beta Eta Chapter