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Harry J. Nelson

Health care Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 22 years
    Illinois - IL 29 years
    Hawaii - HI 30 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1994
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State HI
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Harry

Learn Harry’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Health care
    Business and regulatory compliance counseling for healthcare providers (licensing, DEA, FDA, Medicare, Medi-Cal, HIPAA, etc.)

    30 years, 500 cases

  2. Administrative law

    30 years, 250 cases

Harry Nelson is managing partner of Nelson Hardiman, LLP, a law firm specialized in counseling and representing healthcare providers, life sciences companies, and other businesses with healthcare regulatory needs (including technology and finance/investment concerns) in regulatory and business matters. The firm handles regulatory compliance, transactions, litigation, and government investigations. Although Harry is involved in all aspects of the firm's practice, clients choose him for an encylopaedic knowledge of healthcare licensing, operations and reimbursement, a strategic vision of the current healthcare environment, and a hyper-responsive approach to client needs. Harry brings a proactive approach to healthcare businesses, often structuring transactions and businesses to solve problems that clients had deemed insoluble. Harry also has extensive experience defending government investigations and enforcement actions, and has forged strong relationships with regulators across many healthcare sectors. His practice has extended to counseling healthcare providers in matters related to Medicare and Medi-Cal requirements, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations, and numerous other state and federal agencies. Harry has successfully represented clients in numerous Medicare and Medi-Cal enrollment, licensing investigations, and recovery audit appeals. He frequently counsels clients on HIPAA compliance. He has developed extensive resources to facilitate compliance, including the development of compliance programs for hundreds of healthcare businesses.

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Nelson Hardiman, LLP
1100 Glendon Ave, 14th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90024

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Posted by Omar | February 5, 2012
Amazing lawyer, great law firm
I cannot say enough good things about Harry Nelson and the Fenton Nelson legal group. We came to the firm to get an assessment of our project. Our previous lawyer had said "no" to some aspects of our project involving healthcare rules and requirements, but had no answers or suggestions for what we COULD do, which was going to kill the project. In contrast, Harry and his group offered creative solutions and did a great job of analyzing the options and presenting us with choices. He basically helped rescue a project that would otherwise likely have been headed for disaster or death. Trustworthy? Check. Incredibly trustworthy. Responsive? Check. Kept me informed? Check. Knowledgeable? Off the charts!
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Response from Harry Nelson September 14, 2018
Thank you. I am grateful for the comments.
Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2008
Highly recommended healthcare attorney
I cannot give high enough marks to Harry Nelson. After bad experiences with my previous lawyer, I was referred to Mr. Nelson for a healthcare law problem. He is very smart and knowledgeable about this complex area of law. I would not rely on anyone else for legal advice.


  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Nelson Hardiman, LLP
  • 2003 - Present
  • Partner
  • Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP
  • 1994 - 1999
  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Harold M. Fong (Dec.)
  • United States District Court, District of Hawaii
  • 1993 - 1994
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  • University of Michigan Law School
  • J.D.
  • 1992
  • University of Michigan
  • A.B.
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sahlolbei v. Province Healthcare
  • Successful appeal
  • San Joaquin Community Hospital v. PacifiCare of California, 2003 WL 122780 (Cal.App.4th Dist. 2003)
  • Prevailed on appeal


  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care Providers
  • Members
  • 2005 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Healthcare Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2002
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Inactive Member
  • 1993 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • Portuguese

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America (awarded annually every year since 2011)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyers (received honor annually every year since 2010)
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyers - Healthcare Law - Southern California
  • Law & Politics Media
  • 2010
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Wexner Heritage Fellowship
  • Wexner Foundation
  • 2005
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Hawaii Department of Justice
  • 1994
  • James B. Angell Scholar
  • 1989
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Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar: Southern California Physicians
  • The HITECH Act: Opportunities and Risks for Physicians
  • 2009
  • Guest Instructor-Law School Seminar
  • Intersections of Legal and Business Imperatives in Health Care Law
  • 2009
  • CAAHCP Meeting
  • Practice before the DEA
  • 2009
  • Brotman Medical Center Monthly CME Lecture Series
  • Top 25 Risks for Physicians: Understanding and Avoiding the "Danger Zones" of Medical Board, Medicare, Medi-Cal, and DEA
  • 2009
  • Physician law Institute
  • Physician-Patient Relationships
  • 2008
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Luncheon
  • “California Confidential”: HIPAA and California's New Office of Health Information Integrity
  • 2008
  • Annual Meeting
  • Defending Providers in Medicare Audits: Trends and Tactics
  • 2007
  • Brief writing for federal courts
  • Taught class to Department of Justice appellate attorneys
  • 1994
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Harry
Health care Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Harry is smart, responsive and a great guy. Indeed, he has a strong reputation in the LA legal community, and I highly recommend him."
Health care Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Other
"Harry and I attended law school and undergrad together. Though I am not familiar with health care law, I do know that it would be difficult to find a lawyer who is as smart and conscientious as Harry. He is the kind of person you want to trust with your important matters."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Harry is a great attorney. He's top notch and I wholeheartedly recommend him."
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Los Angeles Health care Lawyer Harry J. Nelson
Harry J. Nelson
Health care Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 30 years