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Walter Edward Schuler

Health care Attorney at Memphis, TN

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WALT SCHULER graduated magna cum laude from The University of Memphis in 1993 with a B.B.A. in International Business. He received his law degree, cum laude, with a Certificate in Health Law with Honors from Saint Louis University in 1996, where he served on the Law Journal Editorial Board, receiving the award for best student article and other honors. Walt has represented individuals and entities in matters related to health law, business and corporate law, contracts, civil litigation, and state and federal regulation. He has argued cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the Tennessee Supreme Court, and the Tennessee Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association House of Delegates (2013-present), its Access to Justice Committee's Medical-Legal Partnership Subcommittee (2014-present) and its Health Law Section (Chair, 2012-13; Vice Chair, 2011-12; Executive Council, 2008-present). Walt is also an active member of the Memphis Bar Association's Health Law Section (Chair, 2013-14; CLE Committee Chair, 2012-13; member of founding Board, 2012-present;), and is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association. He also serves on the Advisory Committee to the Institute of Health Law and Policy at The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law (2015-present), and on the Health Care Fraud Working Group Committee of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Tennessee (2008-present). Walt is a frequent writer and speaker on health law topics.

COURT ADMISSIONS:

Tennessee Supreme Court, October 1996

U.S. District Court, Western District Tennessee, November 1996

U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, May 1998

U.S. Supreme Court, August 2003

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Licensed for 26 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/19/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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The University of Tennessee, Health Science Center
66 N Pauline St Ste 428
Memphis, TN, 38105-5105

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Posted by Dan | August 2, 2015
Money well spent
As a new physician obtaining employment in another state, many loopholes exist benefiting the hospital. Walter spent months negotiating and rewriting the 26 page contract that would save me thousands in the departure from this entity 24 months later. I would want his expertise again if the need arises.
Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2015
Health care contract disputes
Walt did an outstanding job for us! Walt researched several breach of contract issues and related precedents involving payer agreements between a health insurance company and providers. His opinions were clear, concise and useful in our contract dispute negotiations. He is very knowledgeable and is an asset for anyone's team.
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2015
Outstanding Counsel
In my time working with Walt, I found him to be the consummate professional. His vast knowledge of healthcare and contractual law were a tremendous help to me and his diligence insured a very positive outcome.
Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2015
Outstanding job with a healthcare related non-compete
Walt Schuler did an outstanding job of fighting a non-compete which allowed me to establish my own medical practice. He was professional, dependable and great to work with.
Posted by Manoj | March 12, 2015
EXcellent work
Enjoyed working with him. Helpful and direct to the point.
Posted by Frederick | March 7, 2015
Very satisfied client
Walt took excellent care of my business partners and me when we were getting our anesthesiology practice started. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate General Counsel
  • The University of Tennessee, Health Science Center
  • 2009 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Evans Petree Bogatin, P.C.
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Partner
  • The Bogatin Law Firm, PLC
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Associate
  • The Bogatin Law Firm, PLC
  • 1996 - 2004
  • Senior Instructor
  • United States Army Reserves
  • 1990 - 1993
  • Sergeant
  • United States Army Active Duty
  • 1985 - 1990
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Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, cum laude
  • 1996
  • University of Memphis
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration, magna cum laude
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • UT Med. Group, Inc. v. Vogt, 235 S.W.3d 110 (Tenn. 2007).
  • Supreme Court found no justiciable controversy as to anticipatory breach, but that client's non-competition covenant was specifically authorized under state law, and client could have maintained an action for actual breach of contract if facts warranted.
  • Fred Montesi's Inc. v. Centimark Corp., No. 04-2957, 2006 WL 1174480, at *3 (W.D. Tenn. May 2, 2006)
  • Successfully filed and maintained lawsuit in federal court in West Tennessee when roofing company attempted to transfer venue to Pennsylvania under forum selection clause in contract.
  • NBC Capital Markets Group, Inc. v. First Bank, 25 Fed. Appx. 363 (6th Cir. 2002)
  • Won summary judgment for client in trial court, which was affirmed in part and vacated in part and remanded by appellate court, which led to settlement of case.

Associations

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member, House of Delegates
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Health Care Law Section
  • Executive Council Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Memphis Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Health Care Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Memphis Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Member of Founding Board
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Memphis Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • CLE Committee Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Health Care Law Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • 10/10 Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Biography Published in Who's Who in America
  • Marquis Who's Who in America
  • 2001
  • Biography Published in Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2000
  • Best Student Article Award, Volume 40
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, Law Journal
  • 1996
  • Biography Published in Who's Who: American Law Students
  • Marquis Who's Who: American Law Students
  • 1996
  • Highest Grade (A+), Law Journal course
  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • 1996
  • Member, St Louis University Law Journal Editorial Board, 1994-96
  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • 1994
  • John J. Lawless Academic Scholarship, 1993-1996
  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • 1993
  • Member, Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • 1993
  • Member, Honor Society
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • 1993
  • Member, Honor Society
  • Golden Key National International Honour Society
  • 1993
  • Member, Honor Society
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon
  • 1993
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Program, Memphis Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Health Law 101: An Introduction to Health Law
  • 2015
  • Tennessee Bar Association Health Law Section's Annual Health Law Primer
  • Selected Topics in Tennessee Health Care Law: Tips for Surviving a Health Law Practice
  • 2013
  • U.S. Attorney's Health Care Fraud Working Group: Hot Topics in Healthcare
  • Red Flag Rules/HIPAA Update
  • 2009
  • Tennessee Bar Association Health Law Section's Annual Health Law Primer
  • Tennessee's Health Related Boards: Who and What They Regulate
  • 2009
  • Lorman Seminar: HIPAA Changes are Coming
  • Medical Records Law
  • 2009
  • Lorman Seminar: Medical Records Law in Tennessee
  • Medical Records Law in Tennessee
  • 2008
  • Tennessee Bar Association Health Law Section's Annual Health Law Forum
  • Health Board Regulations and Case Law Update
  • 2007
  • Tennessee Bar Association Health Law Section's Annual Health Law Forum
  • Health Board Regulations and Case Law Update
  • 2006
  • Memphis Bar Association's Last Minute CLE Program
  • The Enforceability of Professional Noncompetition Covenants
  • 2005
  • Tennessee Bar Association Health Law Section's Annual Health Law Forum
  • Physician Noncompetition Covenants: Competing Public and Private Interests
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (2)
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Schuler was a fantastic attorney to work with."
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Memphis Health care Lawyer Walter Edward Schuler
Walter Edward Schuler
Health care Attorney
Memphis, TN
Licensed for 26 years