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William O. Hochkammer



Northwestern University School of Law, J.D.
  • cum laude
  • Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology and Police Science, Editor, 1968-1969
Lawrence University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

American Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association

Michigan Society of Hospital Attorneys, President, 1980-1981

Lawrence University

  • Board of Trustees, 1993-2015; 2016-present
  • Executive Committee, 1998-2015
  • Board Chairman, 2005-2007

Northwestern University

  • Law Board Member, 1993-2007
  • Life Member, 2007-present

Michigan Health Council

  • Trustee, 1985-1993
  • Board Chairman, 1991-1993

Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society Ltd.

Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society Inc., A Risk Retention Group

  • Board Member, 2002-2016
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Mr. Hochkammer is a well-respected health care attorney and is the senior attorney involved in the firm’s extensive practice relating to alternative risk financing vehicles, including the formation and representation of captive insurance companies. He has been involved in alternative risk financing since 1974.


  • Organizes and represents alternative risk financing arrangements, including captive insurance companies, self-insurance programs and risk retention groups
  • Counsels owners/sponsors of alternative risk financing arrangements on legal, regulatory and strategic issues
  • Advises on insurance program structure, including excess coverage and reinsurance arrangements
  • Possesses extensive experience with captive insurance companies with multiple owners
  • Possesses experience with companies in the leading captive insurance domiciles
  • Provides reviews and interpretations of insurance policies and analyses of questions of coverage
  • Offers a wealth of knowledge regarding areas of health care law relevant to regulatory compliance of health care captive insurance companies and their owners, including Medicare Anti-kickback law, Stark law and tax-exempt issues such as private inurement
  • Served the firm as founding chair of its insurance practice and of the firm’s health care practice
  • Served as the firm's Chairman (1991-1998) and Chief Executive Officer (1993-1998)

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Press Releases


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1991-2017
    • Recognized for Health Care Law and Insurance Law
    • Named 2014 Detroit Health Care Law "Lawyer of the Year"
    • Named 2011 Detroit Insurance "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Lawrence University, Gertrude Breithaupt Jupp M-D’ 18 Outstanding Service Award 2016
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010, 2011, 2013-2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated 
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2007-2016
  • Northwestern University, Alumni Merit Award, 2004
  • The American Lawyer Magazine
    • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in 'Insurance Law'

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Professor, Michigan State University College of Law, 1972-1978
  • Adjunct Professor, Wayne State University Law School, 1975-1981