Kendall R. Watkins
Firm: Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C.
Address: 215 10th Street, Suite 1300
Des Moines, IA 50309
Membership: Membership•American Bar Association •American Health Lawyers Association •Iowa State Bar Association •Polk County Bar Association
University: Knox College, 1982, Drake University Law School, 1985
Admitted: 1985, Iowa
Biography: CONCENTRATION Kendall is a shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm and is a member of the Business Division. He practices primarily in the area of long-term care and health law. Health Law and Long-term Care Ken routinely represents long-term care providers in federal and state regulatory administrative appeals, malpractice litigation, business transactions, employment issues, certificate of need proceedings and professional licensing. The long-term care environment is an ever changing and highly regulated industry, based in large part on significant federal and state funding provided to facilities. His clients include a broad range of for-profit and not-for-profit health care providers, from large national operators to individual community-operated facilities. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION •BV Distinguished rated by Martindale-Hubbell. The BV- certification mark is an excellent rating for a lawyer with more experience. •The Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law PUBLICATIONS, SPEECHES AND SEMINARS Ken is a regular speaker and contributor to the Iowa Health Care Association and Iowa Centers for Assisted Living educational seminars.MEMBERSHIPS •American Health Lawyers Association •American Bar Association Health Law Division •Iowa State Bar Association Health Law Section •Secretary of the Metro Arts Alliance of Greater Des Moines OF NOTE Prior to joining the Davis firm, Ken was in-house corporate counsel for seven years at an Iowa-based health care management company. He was an adjunct instructor at the Des Moines Area Community College in Nursing Facility Administration. He was a member of the Drake Law Review.PERSONAL Ken and his wife, Heather, have two children, Samantha and Evan. He has been active on the boards of Metro Arts Alliance, Soccer West Soccer Club, and the Greenwood Historic Neighborhood Association. Articles •Four Davis Brown Attorneys Named Lawyer of the Year and 35 listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 •2015 Spring Seminar OIG/Medicaid Fraud/FBI Investigation •2014 Health Law Seminar - Collection Issues and Summary of the New POA Law •2014 Health Law Seminar - Sexuality in Long-Term Care: Abuse Implications and Sex Offender Issues •Webinar - Health Law Seminar - The New Independent IDR Process and the Federal IDR •Webinar - Health Law Seminar - CPR and DNR Issue in Long-Term Care and Assisted Living Facilities •33 Davis Brown attorneys named Best Lawyers in America •Kendall R. Watkins Celebrates 15 Years of Service •Webinar - Health Law Seminar - Do Not Resuscitate Issues in Long Term Care •Webinar - Health Law Seminar - Risk Management and Long Term Care: Avoiding Litigation •Webinar - Health Law Seminar Year-in-Review •32 Davis Brown Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America 2013 •Webinar - Reporting and Overpayment Repayment Requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Self-Disclosure Issues •The Davis Brown Law Firm Congratulates Kendall R. Watkins for 10 Years of Service