News

23 January 2020

Dick Hillary Nominated as Newsmaker of the Year

Dick Hillary, chair of Miller Johnson’s Mental Health Law practice, has been nominated by the Grand Rapids Business Journal as a 2019 Newsmaker of the Year. Mr. Hillary is one of three finalists in the Law category nominated along with finalists in 16 categories to be recognized by the Grand Rapids Business Journal on January 29, 2020.

Mr. Hillary helped launch the firm’s Mental Health Law practice in 2019, working with licensed professionals and mental and behavioral health providers in connection with the Michigan Mental Health Code, False Claims Act, mandatory reporter obligations and other issues imposed on healthcare providers. Mr. Hillary heads up a group of nine Miller Johnson attorneys helping psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, and inpatient or outpatient health service providers to understand the complex legal and ethical challenges they face.

“It is an honor to be nominated for work that comes as a service to caregivers and providers in our community,” said Mr. Hillary. “My representation on their behalf furthers the efforts of many to destigmatize mental health and bring the conversations over depression, anxiety, suicide, and suffering to the forefront. Everyone’s collective voices in helping those that are battling is worthy of recognition. I thank the Business Journal for recognizing this.”

Mr. Hillary is also the chair of Miller Johnson’s Health Care Professional Licensing, Regulatory Compliance and Accreditation practice and a member of the firm’s Health Care Reimbursement practice. He represents a wide variety of business entities, including hospitals, physician groups, and individuals.

About the Grand Rapids Business Journal Newsmakers of the Year

The Grand Rapids Business Journal has determined the top news stories of 2019 — and the people behind the headlines. On January 29, 2020, GRBJ will host a breakfast event and award 16 “Newsmakers” from the categories shown below:

  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Beverages
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Food
  • Health Care
  • Law
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofits / Philanthropy
  • Real Estate / Construction
  • Retail
  • Sports
  • Startups
  • Sustainability
  • Technology

One of these Newsmaker category winners will then be elevated to the 2019 Newsmaker of the Year.

About Miller Johnson

Miller Johnson has been dedicated to clients and community for 60 years. Today, the firm has 100 attorneys practicing from offices in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. A full-service firm, Miller Johnson’s attorneys provide legal counsel to businesses and individuals in areas such as employment and labor, mergers and acquisitions, economic development, employee benefits, estate planning and litigation.

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