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Ann Bittinger is an AV-rated board certified attorney who has represented businesses since 1998. Named one of the top up and coming attorneys in the State of Florida by Florida Trend magazine in 2006, Ann focuses her work in the health care and financial sectors. Her local business leadership was highlighted in 2005 when the Jacksonville Business Journal named her one of Jacksonville’s top Up and Comers. She is a member of the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2008.


Ann graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law, where she earned the prestigious position of editor-in-chief of the law review. Upon graduation, she worked for law firms in Kansas City, Missouri, practicing transactional and regulatory law for business and health care clients. In 2001 she was hired by Nemours as its health law attorney in its Jacksonville headquarters. Identifying a need for health care attorneys in Northeast Florida, she started her firm in 2004. Raised in an entrepreneurial family, she most enjoys representing new businesses and businesses in growth phases.


Her specialty is health law, and her expertise thrives in helping health care providers and businesses navigate the web of complex regulations governing the industry. She lectures frequently on health law matters for local, state and national groups including the American Bar Association and American Health Lawyers Association. She is the Vice Chair of the Physician Practice Group of the premier health law organization in the country, the American Health Lawyers Association. She also edits that Group’s national newsletter. She re-established the health law section of the Jacksonville Bar Association in 2004 and chaired that section for two years. She is licensed to practice law in Florida, Missouri and Kansas.


Ann is a former newspaper reporter, holding a journalism and sociology degree from The American University. As a college student, she was editor-in-chief of the student newspaper and was published in the Washington Post.


Ann is the mother of three children and is married to Steve Printy, a teacher. The family resides in the Intracoastal West area of Jacksonville.


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Practice areas


  1. Contracts: 24%
    18 years
  2. Employment: 24%
    18 years
  3. Health Care: 24%
    18 years, 5 thousand cases
  4. Corporate: 23%
    18 years
  5. Health Insurance: 5%



Hourly ($310/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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The Bittinger Law Firm

13500 Sutton Park Dr S Ste 201
Jacksonville, FL, 322245291


FLMember in Good Standing200201/11/2016
KSAuthorized to practice law200011/09/2015
MOGood Standing, Active199801/08/2013
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV ratedMartindale Hubble2009
Named to "Top Up and Coming Lawyers" List in FloridaFlorida Trend Magazine2006
Named to Top "Up and Comers" in Jacksonville Business CommunityThe Jacksonville Business Journal2005
Top Community Service ProjectFlorida Bar, Young Lawyers Division2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding Shareholder/AttorneyThe Bittinger Law Firm2004 - Present
Staff AttorneyNemours (including operations in five states; a pediatric hospital and 200+ employed pediatric subspecialist physicians)2001 - 2004
Associate Attorney (licensed in KS and MO)Kutak Rock2000 - 2001
Associate Attorney (licensed in MO)Seigfreid, Bingham, Levy, Selzer and Gee1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Leadership JacksonvilleMember2007 - 2008
Medical Group Management Association of North FloridaMember2006 - 2008
American Health Lawyers AssociationVice Chair of Physicians Practice Group2004 - Present
American Health Lawyers Association, Physicians Practice GroupEditor - Physicians and Physician Organizations Newsletter2004 - 2008
Jacksonville Bar AssociationBoard of Governors of Young Lawyers2004 - 2006
Jacksonville Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
Jacksonville Bar AssociationMember2002 - 2008
Kansas Bar AssociationMember2000 - 2008
American Health Lawyers AssociationN/A1998 - Present
Missouri Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Department of Health v. AbdullahVery favorable settlement for professional
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Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Allergy, Asthma & Immunology SocietyAddressing Insurers Who Try to Take Back Alleged Overpayments2007
Florida Employment Law LetterHow to Negotiate Agreements So That Relationships Last2007
The Florida Bar JournalLegal Hurdles to Leap to Get Medical Treatment for Children2006
Northeast Florida MedicineIssues with Pediatric Consent: Consent and Privacy Issues to Address When Treating Adolescents2006
Florida Society of RheumatologyRecent Legal Changes Affecting Rheumatologists2006
Health Lawyers NewsThe Pain Management Catch-22: Avoiding Criminal Charges for Prescribing Controlled Substances2005
Physicians OrganizationsDeciphering the OIG 2005 Work Plan2005
Florida Medical BusinessIs an NP or PA Right for Your Medical Practice?2005
Physicians OrganizationsEMTALA Changes Create Arguments About On-Call Requirements2004
Pediatric Emergency CareChanges to EMTALA Rules Affect Pediatric Emergency Departments2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kansas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
American UniversityJournalism and Sociology (double major)BA1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Webinar"Best Practices in Structuring Call Coverage After the Recent OIG Advisory Opinion 09-05"2009
Urgent Care Association of America National ConventionTop Legal Issues in Operating an Urgent Care Center2008
Urgent Care Association of America National ConventionEMTALA and Urgent Care Centers2008
Florida Allergy and Immunology Society Annual MeetingEmploying Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants2007
Florida Allergy and Immunology Society Annual MeetingEmployment Law issues in Medical Practices2007
American Bar Association Emerging Issues in Health LawFlorida Health Law Emerging Issues2007
Florida Rheumatology Society Annual MeetingHow to Avoid a Medicare Audit2006
Florida Rheumatology Society Annual MeetingPayer Contract Negotiation Pitfalls2006
Physicians and Physician Organizations InstituteHow to Establish Fair Market Value for Stark and Anti-Kickback Purposes2004
HIPAA SummitHow to Implement an Effective HIPAA Compliance Plan2000