Professional Biography

David B. Robbins Partner

Firmwide Chair, Healthcare Industry Group

  • Seattle

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    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099




David Robbins chairs the firm's Healthcare Industry Group and is a partner with the firm's Litigation practice, where he handles complex commercial litigation.  For almost three decades, David's practice has focused on representing health care clients in litigation involving regulatory compliance, including false claims, anti-kickback, physician self-referral, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, antitrust, scientific misconduct and health care licensing issues. His clients include major academic medical centers, hospitals, clinical laboratories and pathology practices, health maintenance organizations, physicians, long term care facilities, pharmacy providers, medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, home health agencies and durable medical equipment providers across the country. He has successfully defended providers in cases involving alleged antitrust, false claims, regulatory compliance, food and drug, and scientific misconduct issues, as well as prosecuted healthcare reimbursement claims involving Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE and private payors.

A major component of David's practice is counseling clients on avoiding and redressing compliance issues.  He speaks frequently across the country to members of the health care and legal communities about fraud and abuse compliance issues, reimbursement matters and other related issues.

Ranked by Chambers & Best Lawyers

Named Best Lawyers’ Seattle "Healthcare Litigation, Lawyer of the Year," 2021 – 2022
Ranked by Chambers USA Four Years in a Row

Professional Recognition

  • Named Best Lawyers' Seattle: Litigation - Health Care, Lawyer of the Year, 2021; Health Care Law, Lawyer of the Year, 2022
  • Ranked in Chambers USA as a "Leading Lawyer in Healthcare," 2020 – 2023
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in AmericaHealth Care Law; Litigation - Health Care, 2007 – 2024; Commercial Litigation, 2023 – 2024
  • Listed in Super Lawyers Magazine as a "Super Lawyer," 2002 – 2005, 2012 – 2023

  • "Peer Review Rated AV" in Martindale-Hubbell
    (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

Professional Leadership

  • Washington State Bar Association, Health Law Section, Chair, 1998 – 1999
  • Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys, Board of Directors, 1994 – 1996
  • American Health Lawyers Association

Related Employment

  • University of Washington School of Law, Health Law Lecturer, 2016 – present
  • Bennett Bigelow & Leedom, Seattle, WA, Shareholder





Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D.
  • Clark University, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa