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Nicole started The Li Law Firm to assist health care providers interact with regulators and insurance companies.  Along with providing compliance and business advice, Nicole has successfully defended the licenses of dozens of providers against allegations of unprofessional conduct before the Washington State Department of Health.  She has also helped many health care providers and practice groups either reduce or eliminate post-audit repayment demands from insurance companies.  She is experienced with helping providers establish, maintain, and defend their credentials with payers.


 


The Li Law Firm launched a separate practice group, Northern Lights Legal Services, to assist with the legal and regulatory compliance needs of Washington's marijuana and industrial hemp businesses.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Administrative Law: 34%
    9 years
  2. Health Care: 33%
    9 years
  3. Business: 33%
    9 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Padmaja Chinta

    Nicole is great! Very knowledgeable about healthcare law.

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  • Padmaja Chinta

    Nicole is great! Very knowledgeable about healthcare law.

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    Padmaja Chinta Intellectual property Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Li Law Firm / Northern Lights Legal Services

1001 Fourth Avenue
Suite 3200
Seattle, WA, 98154

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200607/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Edward V. Sparer FellowshipUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School2003
Equal Justice Foundation grantUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School2003
Equal Justice Foundation grantUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School2002
travel/research grantUniversity of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics2002
Teaching AssistantshipUniversity of Washington Dept of Philosophy1999
Teaching AssistantshipUniversity of Washington Dept of Philosophy1998
Teaching AssistantshipUniversity of Washington Dept of Philosophy1997
Research AssistantshipUniversity of Washington Dept of Philosophy1996
Departmental Honors (Philosophy)Brown University1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Instructor, Medical Marijuana Consultant Certificate ProgramSeattle Central College2016 - Present
Cooperating AttorneyACLU Of Washington2014 - Present
Legal CounselWashington State Hemp Industries Association2014 - Present
US Legal AdvisorHemp Technologies Global, New Zealand2014 - Present
AttorneyNorthern Lights Legal Services2014 - Present
AttorneyThe Li Law Firm, PS2013 - Present
AttorneyThe Zielke Law Firm, PS2012 - 2013
AttorneyCoopersmith Health Law Group2007 - 2009
Public Policy AnalystInternational Community Health Services2007 - 2007
Legal AdvisorNew Zealand Health and Disability Commissioner's Office2005 - 2006
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Cannabis Alliancemember2015 - Present
Americans for Safe Accessmember2015 - Present
ACLU of Washingtonmember2014 - Present
MJBA Women's Alliancemember2014 - Present
Marijuana Business Associationmember2014 - Present
National Cannabis Industry Associationmember2014 - Present
WSBA Business Law SectionAttorney Member2014 - Present
NORML Women of WashingtonMember2013 - Present
Washington Women Lawyers (King County chapter)Member2013 - Present
Asian Bar Association of WashingtonMember2013 - Present
Professional Licensing Subsection (WSBA Health Law Section)Attorney Member2013 - Present
King County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
International Community Health Services Foundation BoardVice President2007 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2006 - Present
Biomedical IRB - University of WashingtonMember1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Kathleen Naughton, ND, ARNP, RNBoard of Naturopathy rejected State's argument; Dr. Naughton's license is active
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
King County Medical Society Bulletin / Mercer Island ReporterSometimes It's Rough All Over: Why May Law-Abiding Physicians Should Know Good Criminal Defense Attorneys2016
King County Medical Society Bulletin"Promises, promises...." Possible Legal Problems with Designated Organ Donation2016
King County Medical Society BulletinMedical Spa Directors2015
King County Medical Society BulletinHic sunt dracones: Here, there be dragons2015
King County Bar BulletinCan Giving Up the Keys Be Empowering?2014
King County Medical Society BulletinStepping Back from the Brink: Involuntary Commitment2014
King County Medical SocietyDiagnosing Domestic Violence2014
King County Medical Society BulletinCan Giving Up the Keys be Empowering?2013
King County Medical Society BulletinMind the Gap: Negotiating Your Way to Better Pay2011
King County Medical Society BulletinWhen is it Time to Retire?2011
King County Medical Society BulletinConfidentiality & Kids2011
King County Medical Society BulletinHow Social Media Can Affect Your Practice2011
King County Medical Society BulletinMaking Meaningful Use of 'Meaningful Use'2011
King County Medical Society BulletinThe Virtues of Patient-Center Communication2010
King County Medical Society BulletinHow to Become an Effective Negotiator2010
The New Zealand Journal of Bioethical InquiryOut of the Armchair: One Bioethics Student's Search for Practical Knowledge in Kenya2004
National Judicial Education ProgramGender, Justice & Law: From Asylum to Zygotes: Issues and Resources for Judicial, Legal and Continuing Education (Bioethics Section)2003
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
The University of Pennsylvania Medical SchoolBioethicsMaster of Bioethics2004
University of WashingtonPhilosophyMA1999
Brown UniversityPhilosophyBA1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
What To Do WhenSuicide Risk Assessment, Management, and Referral2016
Penn Law Women's SummitStarting Your Own Law Practice2016
WABA Seattle ConferenceApplied Behavior Analysis: Legal Issues2014
University of Otago, New ZealandMedical Research Ethics in Nairobi, Kenya2004
New Zealand Bioethics ConferenceMedical Research Ethics in Nairobi, Kenya2004