James (Jim) F. Owens serves as counsel to a variety of nonprofit and for-profit health care businesses, with a focus on transactional and regulatory advice. His clients include multi-facility health systems, academic and community hospitals, county medical centers, healthcare districts, children’s hospitals, medical foundation clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, dialysis centers, health plans, physician and dentistry practice management companies, and large medical groups.

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  • Assisted with the formation of a limited liability company among Anthem Blue Cross and six other competitive hospital systems in the Los Angeles area. The venture, “Anthem Blue Cross Vivity,” offers a network of 6,000 doctors and 14 hospitals, in total, to large self-insured employers

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  • The Best Lawyers in America 2012 to 2022, Health Care Law
  • Chambers USA, 2007 to 2021
  • Acritas Stars 2020, listed among independently rated lawyers
  • Lawyers Guide to Health Care Law 2012, published by Corporate Counsel Magazine

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  • American Health Lawyers Association, former chair of the Hospitals and Health Systems practice groups and former member of the program committee for the Health Transactions Program
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
  • National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Foundation for Law Career Research, board of directors

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Stetson University College of Law, JD
Emory University, BA


James F. Owens

Insights & Events / Media

Miami, Florida / McDermott Event / February 24, 2017

American Health Lawyers Association / August 2016