Dennis HarmsDennis Harms

Dennis Harms serves as the Health Law Practice Group Leader. His interdisciplinary practice includes both litigation and transactional/consulting work for health care providers and related vendors/organizations.

On the transactional/consulting side, Dennis’ legal education and experience, coupled with his education in the field of Health Management and Informatics, allows him to provide clients a rare and in-depth perspective into risk management, regulatory, contractual and other issues in the ever changing field of health care technology. Technology moves as fast as the synapses of those dreaming up new possibilities, while the law plods along behind. This is a real challenge for providers and health technology organizations yearning to implement new ideas into a market ripe for disruption.

As a litigator, Dennis has defended all sorts of health care providers against medical negligence claims; large multistate hospital groups, long-term care facilities, correctional medicine providers and individual practitioners in diverse specialties.

Kevin Peek webKevin Peek

Kevin Peek joined Sandberg Phoenix in March of 2018, bringing several years of experience in defending high-exposure medical malpractice claims and defending healthcare providers in the correctional setting. Kevin has represented numerous medical facilities and health care providers throughout the State of Missouri.

As an associate in the firm’s Health Law practice, Kevin assists in cases involving medical malpractice defense and defense of providers in correctional healthcare. Kevin strives to provide professional and thorough legal services to clients in order to create an appropriate defensive plan, and in an effort to reduce the stress created upon healthcare providers as a result of legal matters.


diane-robben-960Diane Robben
Diane S. Robben is a Shareholder and joined Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard in 1997. She focuses her practice in the firm’s Health Law Practice Group. Diane leads the firm’s transactional and regulatory health care practice, devoting a significant amount of time advising hospitals, physicians, nursing homes and other healthcare providers on a variety of issues to find practical solutions to complicated legal problems.

Diane also regularly assists practitioners in reviewing, drafting, and negotiating contracts pertaining to operational and management functions, including but not limited to personal services, physician recruitment, employment, medical directors, vendor services, consulting, shared services, and lease/equipment rental.

Diane also represents physicians, chiropractors, psychiatrists and nurses before the Department of Professional Regulation in Illinois and the Board of Healing Arts in Missouri. Diane is experienced in medical staff credentialing, governance, disciplinary matters, impaired health professional issues, patient rights issues and bio-ethical issues. She has served as a Hearing Officer in medical staff peer review proceedings at numerous hospitals.


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