John W. Mize



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Areas of Concentration:

Hospitals and Health Care Law, Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations

General Background Information:

Best Lawyers Award BadgeJohn Mize has been with the firm since 1975. He has over 40 years of experience in health care law and, although he is no longer doing litigation, he has tried over 25 jury trials to conclusion. He has considerable experience in all areas of health care law including risk management, peer review, corporate compliance, medical staff relationships, Medicare and Medicaid issues, health care information and information systems, all aspects of health care contracting, and health care organizational structures. He has served as General Counsel for Salina Regional Health Center, a regional referral center, since it was formed through consolidation in 1995 and, before that, was general counsel to Asbury-Salina Regional Medical Center.  He is a Past President of the Kansas Association of Hospital Attorneys, Past Chair of the Kansas Bar Association Health Law Section, and was appointed by the Kansas Commissioner of Insurance to the Board of Governors of the Kansas Health Care Stabilization Fund, in which he currently serves.  He has been active as a governing board member and leader in many local and state-wide nonprofit professional, health care, civic and educational organizations.

Peer Review Ratings:

  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell over 25 years
  • Best Lawyers in America as a Health Care lawyer
  • Kansas-Missouri Super Lawyers as a Health Care lawyer
  • Selected as 2011 Best Lawyers in America Lawyer of the Year in the Wichita Area


University of Kansas (B.A., 1972); Southern Methodist University School of Law (J.D., 1975); Regis University, (Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management, 2005)


The 8 Principles of Effective Governance: A Handbook for Directors of Nonprofit Organizations, 2005


John Mize has presented numerous professional presentations to sections of the Kansas Bar Association, local bar associations, and the American Health Lawyers Association, and other organizations on Advance Directives, HIPAA, Risk Management, Health Care Contracting, EMTALA, legal ethics in representing organizations, ADA, and FMLA.