James D. Egleston

Partner at Waldheger • Coyne


Jim is a committed physician and dentist advocate. He is active in many regional and national organizations related to physicians, dentists and the healthcare industry.

Jim represents physicians and physician groups of all sizes, as well as many other healthcare providers. Jim regularly counsels his physician clients on a wide array of physician-related healthcare projects. These projects include physician networks, payor negotiation, and contracting strategies, accountable care organizations, joint ventures, as well as various relationships involving physicians, hospitals, and privately funded investor groups. The legal issues involve a broad range of federal and state laws such as the Anti-Kickback Law, the Stark Law, antitrust law, the myriad of billing rules and regulations, and general business planning and representation.

Jim also represents many dentists and dental practices in structuring practice ownership models, associate buy-ins, partner buy-outs, employment agreements and compensation planning, and practice sales and acquisitions.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1994

  • United States District Court, Northern District, 1994

Education, Associations & Accolades

Jim earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from The University of Akron College of Business Administration. He moved on to study law at Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law and received his Juris Doctor, with Distinction, in 1994. 

Jim is active in many regional and national organizations related to the healthcare industry. Jim is the co-chairman of a national conference of healthcare attorneys focused on physician legal issues held annually in Washington D.C.

Areas of Practice

  • Health Care Law
  • Physician Practice Issues
  • Payor Contracting and Negotiations
  • Physician Networks
  • Hospital-Based Physician Contracting
  • Physician and Hospital Joint Ventures
  • Lobbying
  • Tax and Tax Planning
  • Veterinary Practices
  • Dental Practices

Beyond Waldheger • Coyne

Jim is a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio. He lives in Bath, Ohio, with his wife. When he’s not working hard for his clients at Waldheger • Coyne, he loves to travel with his family. Ask him about Europe, but only if you have some time.

Contact James D. Egleston


(440) 835-0600



(440) 835-1511

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