J.D., Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, cum laude, Woolsack Honor Society, 2002
B.A., The Pennsylvania State University, political science, 1999
Jon Stepanian focuses his practice on health care law and litigation, including complex medical professional liability defense. He also advises and defends health care providers in connection with professional licensure and administrative agency investigations. As first-chair counsel, he has successfully tried cases to verdict before juries in both federal and state court, including numerous medical professional liability actions on behalf of physicians and other health care professionals.
For hospitals and other major providers, Jon provides guidance on regulatory and accreditation requirements, policy review and preparation, and legal matters on a variety of issues associated with day-to-day operations. His experience includes:
Providing legal counsel to health care providers on issues related to patient care, licensure, and other issues ancillary to operation
Serving as defense counsel in complex medical professional liability actions on behalf of health care providers
Interpreting statutory and regulatory requirements including HIPAA, HITECH EMTALA, HCQIA, MCARE, and other federal and state statutes and regulations in connection with development, compliance, and implementation of hospital policies and practices.
Jon also serves as a leader in the bar, currently as the secretary of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Section governing council. He has previously served as a member and treasurer of the council. He also previously served as an associate editor for Litigation News, the national publication of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation.