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Attorney William H. Pitsenberger has more than 30 years of experience as general counsel for a large health insurance company.  He currently aids Kansas business owners, health plans, insurance companies, health care providers and other organizations and individuals in reaching solutions for contract, compliance, corporate and other legal needs.  In addition, he represents veterans in appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veteran’s Claims.

Practice Areas
  • Health Care
  • Administrative Law
  • Business Organization
  • Corporate Law; Veteran's Appeals
Admitted:
  • 1978, Kansas and U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; 1985, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1986, U.S. Supreme Court; 2011, U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims; 2011, Accredited Attorney, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Law School:
  • Washburn University of Topeka, J.D.
Born:
  • Wichita, Kansas, April 4, 1947
Education
  • MA - University of Kansas, 2001
  • JD - Washburn University School of Law, 1977
  • BA - University of Kansas, 1969
Experience:
  • Private Practice Lawyer, Of Counsel, Newbery, Ungerer & Hickert LLP, Topeka, KS, 2008-Present
  • Retired Senior Vice-President and General Counsel, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, 1978-2008
  • Adjunct Professor, Health Law and Policy, Washburn University School of Law, 2003 to Present
Professional and Civic Affiliations:
  • Topeka Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics
Publications:
  • "An Apparently Irrational Distinction," 32 Journal of Health Law 307, Spring 1999
  • "The Pool of Bethesda: Equity, Political Problems and Reinsurance Solutions in Mandated Individual Health Insurance," 11 Quinnipiac Health Law Journal 145, 2008
  • "Limited Provider Panels: Their Promise and Problems in an Individual Health Insurance Market," 1 Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law 67, 2008
  • "'Sez Who?': State Constitutional Concerns with External Review Laws and the Resulting Conundrum Posed by Rush Prudential HMO v. Moran," 15 Connecticut Insurance Law Journal 85, 2008-2009
  • "What Health Care Reform Means to Your Clients (and You)," The Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, Nov./Dec. 2010
Presentations:
  • "Current Antitrust Healthcare Issues," Sedona Conference, Advanced Antitrust, 1999
  • "Current Antitrust Health Care Issues," Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, 1991 and 1995
  • "Issues in 24 Hour Workers Compensation Coverage," National Conference of State Legislatures, 1993