Michael G. Leesman

Michael G. Leesman

Dayton, Ohio


Michael Leesman is a member of the Corporate and Business Law Department of Coolidge Wall and focuses his practice in the areas of business transactions, contract drafting and health care law. Mike began his career as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio where he represented the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services handling various issues and multiple administrative appeals for State benefit programs including Medicaid.

After leaving the Attorney General's Office, Mike worked for several years as in-house counsel for a large, Ohio based physician group that provides services to hospitals in eight states. As in-house counsel, Mike dealt with a majority of the company's new and regularly renewing business arrangements, gaining significant experience in the areas of contract drafting and negotiation. Additionally, Mike's work with the physician group allowed him to gain valuable experience with many health care compliance issues concerning EMTALA, HIPAA, Stark, fraud and abuse, and anti-kickback.

Community Leadership Activities

  • Trustee of the Dayton History Board of Trustees, working to promote Carillon Park and the history that Dayton History protects and provides for the community to enjoy (www.daytonhistory.org)
  • Trustee on the Graceworks Lutheran Services Board of Trustees, working to promote Bethany Lutheran Village and the quality long-term care and assisted living provided by Graceworks and it affiliated entities. (www.graceworks.org)
  • Member of the Leadership Dayton Class of 2012 (www.leadershipdayton.org)
  • Dayton Business Journal "40 Under 40" Class of 2012


  • 2007 Stark Phase III Changes presented to the Miami Valley Medical Group Management Association in November, 2007

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Health Care

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2004


  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
    • J.D. - 2003
  • Miami University
    • B.S. - 2000

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dayton Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • State of Ohio, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Assistant Attorney General