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Kendall R. Watkins


Kendall is a shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm and is a member of the Business Division. He practices primarily in the area of long-term care and health law.


Health Law and Long-term Care
Ken routinely represents long-term care providers in federal and state regulatory administrative appeals, malpractice litigation, business transactions, employment issues, certificate of need proceedings and professional licensing. 


The long-term care environment is an ever changing and highly regulated industry, based in large part on significant federal and state funding provided to facilities. His clients include a broad range of for-profit and not-for-profit health care providers, from large national operators to individual community-operated facilities.



The Firm is general counsel to the Iowa Health Care Association and the Iowa Center for Assisted Living, the largest long-term care and assisted living trade association in Iowa, representing over 350 facilities. Ken assists the Association and its membership through involvement in regulatory, legislative, and contractual issues.


Ken also operates as general counsel for the Iowa Chiropractic Society, a trade group for over six hundred chiropractors in Iowa, advising the Society and its membership in a variety of legislative and contractual issues.