Brad Wells is a health care attorney with robust experience in a wide variety of legal matters faced by health systems. As former in-house counsel with several sizes and types of health care providers, he knows firsthand how to help his clients strategically address their unique legal needs. Specifically, he assists with health care transactions, legal/regulatory compliance, and medical staff issues.

Brad collaborates with health care clients to navigate the terms and conditions associated with employment agreements, real estate leasing and acquisition, and vendor and supply chain partnerships, as well as the purchase of medical equipment. Additionally, he represents health systems in pre-litigation disputes, governmental inquiries and regulatory investigations, internal investigations pre-litigation mediation/arbitration proceedings, and administrative hearings. He also ensures compliance with the 340B drug pricing program, HIPAA, HITECH, EMTALA, graduate medical education, and fraud/abuse laws, educating his clients and supporting them through audits and investigations.

Brad is the former associate general counsel and director of legal services with Firelands Health, where he advised senior leadership and oversaw a legal team providing counsel across the Sandusky-based health conglomerate. Associated entities included a 200-bed hospital, a 34-bed psychiatric unit, ambulatory surgery center, over 80 provider physician group, a charitable foundation, durable medical equipment company, and a 7-county outpatient mental health provider. Additionally, Brad has law clerk experience with University Hospitals and MetroHealth Medical Center.


Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D. with a concentration in Health Law (2011)

  • Health Matrix: The Journal of Law-Medicine (20092011)
    • Executive Notes Editor (20102011)
    • Associate Editor (20092010)
  • Member, Student Health Law Association

Miami University, B.A. in History and Political Science (2007)

Professional Activities

Member, American Health Lawyers Association

Member, North Coast Young Professionals

Law Director, City of Sandusky - Search Committee

Former Member, Erie County Bar Association

Former Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Presentations & Publications

Additional Items

  • Speaker, "Banning Non-Competes? How the FTC’s Proposed Rule May Affect Physician Employment," Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting (June 2023)
  • Speaker, “The Straight Dope: Employment Implications of Ohio’s Marijuana Laws,” Ohio Hospital Association OSHHRA Webinar Series (December 2023)
  • Speaker, “Telemedicine Compliance: Lessons to Learn from the OIG’s September Telehealth Review Studies” Northeast Ohio Hospital System Law Department Collaborative (October 2022)
  • Speaker, “Legal Impact of the Reversal of Roe v. Wade” Human Service Chamber of Franklin County (July 2022)
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N. Bradford Wells

Of Counsel
  • 100 South Third Street
    Columbus, OH 43215 -4291


  • State of Ohio (2011)
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