Kenneth Bartholomew



Ken Bartholomew is Chair of the Health Care Practice Group, a shareholder of the firm and a member of the Litigation Practice Group. Ken advises health care clients on regulatory, licensing, transactional, insurance, and labor and employment issues, as well as defending health care providers in litigation.

Ken litigates cases for clients in the health care and other industries in both state and federal court. He also represents clients before several state regulatory agencies and provides them with regulatory advice.

Ken focuses his litigation practice on Medical Malpractice Defense and Complex Commercial Litigation. He uses his investigation, evaluation, negotiation, and trial skills to resolve his cases successfully and efficiently.

Ken has been with the Firm since 1997, after serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Paul J. Barbadoro, former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire. Before that, he served as a clinical prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia in trial and appellate levels and was a successful plaintiff in a voting rights case decided by the United States Supreme Court. Ken graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif.  Prior to law school, Ken was an international consultant, working as a business strategist in the defense, consumer electronics, and energy industries.

Kenneth Bartholomew


Education and Bar Admissions


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • Brown University, B.A., 1991

Bar Admissions:

  • Vermont
  • New Hampshire
  • 1st Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, NH
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, NH

Representative Matters

In the health care law arena, he has represented:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Health Care Clinics
  • Correctional Medical Providers
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Physician Practices
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses

He has successfully brought and defended suits for clients in several industries, including:

  • Manufacturing contract disputes
  • Wrongful termination and other labor and employment disputes
  • Freight and transportation contract disputes
  • Automotive environmental litigation
  • Construction disputes

Community Involvement


  • “Big Data, Small Data, Value and Monetizing Medical Records”, Mass. Bar Association Section Review March–April 2019 (with Judith Albright)
  • “Change Can Do You Good: Security Regulations of Medical Records under HIPAA”
  • “HIPAA Basics: What Does my Practice Need to Do?,” Concord Hospital Grand Rounds
  • “Opportunity Knocks: HIPAA Forces a Reassess-ment of Health Care Technology”
  • “Loose Lips Sink Ships: Self-Insurers and the Privacy of Employee Health Information under HIPAA”
  • “What’s HIPAA”
  • “HIPAA Help”, New Hampshire Medical Society
  • “HIPAA’s Final Privacy Requirements: How Will They Change Your Practice”, New Hampshire Medical Society
  • “HIPAA’s Privacy Requirements: How Will They Affect Providers?”

Awards and Recognitions