focuses primarily on
representing and advising health care providers and
reimbursement and third-party payer audits, Medicare and
other payer participation issues, and
Mr. Burtka joined the firm after serving for several
years as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the
City of Alexandria in Virginia. While there, he
prosecuted a wide variety of criminal cases, including
robberies, attempted murders, abductions, credit card
offenses, child abuse and domestic violence cases,
crimes committed by juveniles, and burglaries.
Mr. Burtka has taken hundreds of criminal cases to
trial, including jury trials. Additionally, he provided
legal training to police officers and served as his
office’s representative to city-wide boards to curb
drunk driving and domestic violence. Before becoming a
prosecutor, Mr. Burtka had the honor of serving as a law
clerk to the judges of the Arlington County Circuit
Court in Virginia, and also was a litigation attorney in
a Virginia law firm.
Mr. Burtka is a 2006 graduate of George Mason University
School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. While in law
school, he competed on mock trial teams and served as
Vice-President of the Trial Advocacy Association.
Before law school, Mr. Burtka received a Bachelor of
Arts degree in English and History from the University
of Michigan. He was a four-year member of the University
of Michigan’s men’s rowing team and received the Maize
and Blue Award for the team’s outstanding rower as a
senior. After graduating from Michigan, he coached
rowing at the high school and college levels, including
serving as the head rowing coach at Sacred Heart
University in Connecticut and as an assistant coach at
the United States Naval Academy.
J.D., George Mason University School of Law
(English and History), University of Michigan
Professional Organizations and Activities
State Bar of Michigan (Health Care Law Section)
Virginia State Bar (Associate Member)
American Health Lawyers Association
Presentations and Articles on Health Law Topics
"Common Licensing Sanctions and How to Avoid
Them," The Bridge, the Official Journal
of NASW Michigan. Author, Spring 2018.
"Navigating a Licensing Investigation or
Complaint," Michigan Pharmacist, the
Official Journal of Michigan Pharmacists Association.
Author, April 2018.
"Could a Changing Legal Landscape Bring New
Risks to Pharmacists?," Michigan
Pharmacist, the Official Journal of Michigan Pharmacists
Association. Author, January 2016.
"Licensing, Audits and Updates in Pharmacy Law in
Michigan," portion of program sponsored by the
Michigan Pharmacists Association Continuing Education
Symposium. Presenter, August 19, 2015.