Health care clients value Avery Schumacher for her broad knowledge of the health care industry, public health, and health administration.

Her practice regularly focuses on medical staff, credentialing, peer review, and quality improvement issues. She also represents hospitals and other health care organizations in contractual arrangements, including a variety of hospital-physician relationships, and counsels clients on operational and fraud and abuse compliance matters.

In addition, Avery routinely advises health care clients on issues involving telehealth, professional licensure, HIPAA regulations and regulatory compliance orders, and organizational record retention and destruction schedules. She is also familiar with matters related to clinical research.

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Avery is a co-author of Epstein Becker Green's Telemental Health Laws app, a comprehensive survey of state telehealth laws, regulations, and policies for mental and behavioral health practitioners and stakeholders across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

Earlier in her career, Avery acquired professional experience within two of central Ohio’s largest health care provider networks. She also worked in-house for a nationally ranked nonprofit public health care system and academic medical center in Northeast Ohio. Avery has a Master’s degree in Health Administration.

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Focus Areas


  • Helped manage, coordinate, and prepare legal arrangements necessary to establish a COVID-19 hospital surge facility for use by several of central Ohio’s primary hospital systems. Avery also assisted in facilitating negotiations among three health systems, the surge facility’s primary owner, and its food service contractor.


  • Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Ohio—Healthcare, "Associate to Watch" (2024)
  • Ohio Rising Stars: Health Care (2021, 2022)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©: “Ones to Watch” in Health Care Law (2024)



  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D., 2016)
    • Executive Board and Note Editor, The Ohio State Law Journal
    • LL.M. Legal Writing Fellow
  • The Ohio State University College of Public Health (M.H.A., 2016)
    • Caswell Scholar
  • The Ohio State University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2011)

Bar Admissions

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Health Law Association
    • Early Career Professionals Council, Delegate to the Board
    • Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Practice Group
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Health Law Section, Vice-Chair and Head of Membership
    • Leadership Academy Class of 2021-2022
  • Ohio State Bar Association



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