Eric J. Plinke


Eric Plinke is a Partner in the Corporate Department and Health Law Practice Group, and he routinely advises corporate and individual clients regarding a wide-range of health care industry legal issues. He has counseled clients in practice formation and acquisition, hospital and joint venture transactions, hospital and medical practice affiliations, contract review and preparation, compliance programs, HIPAA regulations, scope of practice issues, telemedicine and Stark law and Anti-kickback statutes, as well as significant experience counseling in ambulatory surgery centers and other joint ventures. He also has successfully represented both entities and providers in credentialing, medical staff matters and third-party payor audits, and has extensive experience representing entities and providers in regulatory investigations and hearings.

Eric also has litigation experience in administrative hearings and appeals, medical malpractice and professional negligence, health care provide disputes and HMO liability. Earlier in his career, Eric worked as an attorney for the State Medical Board of Ohio.


  • University of Toledo College of Law  (J.D., 1992)
  • Hanover College  (B.A., 1989)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Northern District of Ohio
  • Southern District of Ohio


  • Columbus Bar Association, Health Care Law Committee Chair 2009-2011
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Health Care Law Committee
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Society of Ohio Health Care Attorneys, Board Member 2010-present
  • Capital University, Adjunct Professor - Health Care Law
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Central Ohio Chapter, Board of Trustees 2002-2008; TEAM-IN-TRAINING, Cyclist
  • MOSSL, GOYSL and HOSA, Youth Soccer Coach
  • Vice-President of the Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys, 2106 Term


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Health Care Law, 2006-Present
  • Selected for the Ohio Super Lawyers® List since 2007
  • Named Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star by Law & Politics in 2005
  • Named to the "Top Lawyers" list by Columbus CEO Magazine