Jeff is an equity shareholder of Sandberg Phoenix, a member of the firm’s three-person Executive Committee (since 2017) and former leader of the firm’s Health Care Services practice group (2009 - 2017). Jeff’s practice is focused on providing practical solutions to the health care industry.
The ever-changing healthcare regulatory and business environment has created both risk and opportunity. Jeff’s health care clients seek his advice and judgment to successfully navigate these uncertain waters. Jeff’s healthcare clients rely upon him to provide actionable advice and strategic direction, particularly in light of the COVID-19 crisis and the post COVID-19 “new reality” in the healthcare industry.
Throughout his career, Jeff has represented a wide range of health care clients including: hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, life plan communities, surgical centers, medical laboratories, physicians, regenerative medical providers, mid-level providers and allied health professionals.
A substantial portion of his practice concentrates on providing solutions and litigation support for the firm’s health care clients. Jeff has successfully defended hundreds of nursing homes matters in litigation in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and New Mexico and has appeared before the Illinois Department of Public Health and Missouri Department of Senior Services representing clients in administrative hearings. He has authored comprehensive admission agreements for multi-state skilled care providers and an article on the Illinois Supreme Court’s lifting of restrictions on the filing of the lawsuits under the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act. He has also served as National Coordinating Counsel for a multi-state long term care provider.
Since joining Sandberg Phoenix in 2001, Jeff has represented numerous consumer product manufacturers in state and federal litigation, focusing on consumer product liability and fire related suits. He has also represented product manufacturers in claims involving factories, dust explosions, television line cords, surge suppressors, extension cords, power saws, premises liability and benzene.
Jeff serves as national counsel for a consumer product manufacturer, overseeing and managing their litigation across North America.
A portion of Jeff’s practice is dedicated managing risk and providing advice for his corporate clients. Jeff provides consulting advice to resolve breach of contract, fraud and collection claims on behalf of his corporate clients.
Jeff is actively involved in all aspects of litigation from investigation through trial. He has represented clients in Missouri, Illinois and Iowa state court, as well as federal court in Missouri and Illinois. He has also represented clients in mediations, arbitrations and state and Federal administrative hearings.
Core Values Initiative
In 2013, Jeff started the Sandberg Phoenix Core Values Initiative. The campaign codifies and celebrates the 6 “Core Values” that make Sandberg Phoenix’s culture so great. By weaving our Core Values into every aspect of what we do, our members are constantly reminded of what is really important. It all begins with Core Value #1: We Put People First.
Though the program we award Monthly “Values Champions”, help build training programs and outline recruiting objectives to ensure we only hire new team members that live our values.
Since implementing the Core Values Initiative, Jeff has written articles and spoken nationally on the subject of company culture and core values. His article for the Network of Trial Law Firms on the importance of developing company culture can be viewed here, The Lead Domino: The Exponential Impact of Improving Company Culture.
You can learn more about the initiative and Sandberg Phoenix’s Core Values, the Sandberg Phoenix Firm Culture Initiative and our Values Champions here.