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William O. Hochkammer



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


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William Hochkammer is a respected healthcare attorney and 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.


Representative Matters

  • 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 healthcare law relevant to regulatory compliance of healthcare 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 healthcare practice
  • Served as the firm's Chairman (1991-1998) and Chief Executive Officer (1993-1998)



  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1991-2022
    • Recognized in practice areas of Health Care Law and Insurance Law
    • Detroit Health Care Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2014
    • Detroit Insurance Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2011
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2006-2017
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2017

    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Health Law
      • Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010, 2011, 2013-2015, 2017, and 2019
  • Lawrence University, Gertrude Breithaupt Jupp M-D’ 18 Outstanding Service Award 2016
  • The American Lawyer Magazine
    • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law
  • Northwestern University, Alumni Merit Award, 2004
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated 

Professional & Community Involvement

  • 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

Academic Appointments

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

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