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Kelly T. Custer

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Kelly T. Custer

  • Bar Memberships
    • North Carolina State Bar
    • Ohio State Bar Association
    • State Bar of Texas
  • J.D. Duke University School of Law (2004)
  • B.S. Miami University, magna cum laude (2001)

Kelly Custer is a member of Brown & Fortunato’s health care group and has a diverse background as both a healthcare attorney and a business owner in the healthcare space. Kelly began his legal career at a large international law firm performing health care regulatory and transactional work on behalf of larger institutional clients. After several years, Kelly joined a smaller regional firm performing similar work on behalf of hospitals, health systems, pharmacies and physician practices. He is currently of counsel to the firm, based in North Carolina.

In 2009 Kelly combined his legal expertise with his desire to assist physicians and group practices by forming his own business entity to provide medical practice management, billing, staffing and startup services to medical practices both small and large and in a variety of specialties. In this capacity, Kelly was able to continue to provide legal services both as general counsel of his Inc. 5000 rated medical service company and as a solo practitioner.

Kelly now combines his practical in-depth business knowledge and experience with his legal expertise to assist clients in regulatory matters, transactions, professional agreements and other matters concerning healthcare entities as a member of the Brown & Fortunato team. Kelly has significant experience in joint ventures, hospital work, compliance, physician group practices, pharmacies, home health and nursing homes from both legal and business perspectives.

Kelly is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association. Kelly received a B.S. in Business Decision Sciences from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a J.D. from Duke University School of Law. Kelly also studied law at the University of Arizona and Universidad Austral in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Kelly is married to Bri and has five children. In his free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with his wife, kids and dogs. He is also an active outdoorsman and enjoys hiking, hunting, mountain climbing and rafting as well as watching sports and coaching his children’s athletic teams.