Sarah Coyne / by William Smith

Board Member
Partner
Quarles & Brady, LLP

Sarah Coyne is a partner in the Madison office of Quarles & Brady, LLP practicing health care law.  She is the national chair of the Quarles & Brady LLP Health & Life Sciences practice group.  Sarah's clients are primarily hospitals, and she has a significant focus and a great passion for rural health care law.  She works closely with many rural Wisconsin hospitals, guiding them through the labyrinth of regulatory and accreditation requirements concerning the entire gamut of legal issues confronting hospitals.

Sarah speaks locally, regionally, and nationally on many of these issues including HIPAA/ HITECH, the Affordable Care Act, the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the False Claims Act, medical staff bylaws and structure, and state-driven hospital regulations.  She also deals regularly with patient safety and quality-of-care issues involving disputes with physicians, patient claims and complaints, medical staff bylaws and organizational structures, and many other issues. Sarah was selected as the Wisconsin Bar Association Health Law Attorney of the Year in 2011 and as Leader in the Law by the Wisconsin Law Journal in 2013. She has been listed in Best Lawyers In America since 2009 and was named a SuperLawyer in 2015.  Sarah is also an Adjunct Professor of health care law at the University of Wisconsin Law School. 

Sarah has had a life-long commitment to the arts, inspired by her mother who was an accomplished ceramist and now by her daughter who studies art at UW-Madison.  Thanks to her dancing daughters, Sarah proudly considers herself a certified dance mom, with a particular love for ballet. She is a long-time Nutcracker mom and avid fan of Madison Ballet.