One Beacon Street
Suite 1320
Boston, MA 02108

T 617.598.6700
F 617.720.5092


One Richmond Sq.
Suite 165W
Providence, RI 02906
T 401.454.0400
F 401.454.0404

Firm Overview

Real-world experience for real-world challenges. We’re Summit Health Law Partners, a firm clients trust for strategic and legal counsel in health law and litigation. We combine deep industry knowledge, dynamic thinking, and a collaborative approach to help clients achieve their most important objectives. more

Since 1989, Summit Health Law Partners (f/k/a Donoghue, Barret & Singal) has built a reputation as trusted advisors to a substantial list of clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. We take a highly practical approach to legal service, one that leverages our attorneys’ deep and diverse experience. We have health law attorneys who have worked in the medical field and criminal defense attorneys who have been prosecutors. This hands-on experience makes for a deeper understanding of the challenges clients face and illuminates a broader range of responses to multi-dimensional issues.

Specialized in focus. Collaborative in thinking.

We’re big on experience but nimble enough to provide focused, personalized attention to our clients. Clients also benefit from a highly collaborative environment where attorneys share insights and knowledge across disciplines. This adds a layer of value that often translates to faster, more efficient, and, ultimately, more economical resolution of client challenges.

Your bridge to the government

In today’s highly regulated environment, businesses and individuals alike must be prepared to navigate multiple layers of regulation and enforcement. Summit Health Law Partners offers a level of regulatory knowledge that few firms can replicate. We help individuals and businesses interact with regulatory bodies, comply with applicable regulations, and respond effectively to any enforcement actions that may arise, including threats of criminal prosecution.

Collegial. Connected. Committed.

The firm is founded on relationships, and we continually work to expand our network of legal, industry and governmental contacts. These contacts enhance our ability to persuade the people making decisions that can impact our clients, and help foster positive outcomes on mission-critical issues.

Health Law

Health Law

representative industries

  • Ambulatory care
  • Biomedical / pharmaceutical
  • Commercial
  • Elder care
  • Healthcare providers
  • Home / hospice care
  • Hospitals
  • Innovative technology
  • Managed care
  • Pharmacies
  • Physicians
  • Professional associations
  • Professional staffing
  • Scientific research
  • Construction
  • COVID-19 Healthcare Regulatory and Employment Issues
  • Education
  • Engineers
  • Government contractors
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Non-profit
  • Professional services
  • Quasi-public agencies
  • Real estate
  • State & local government
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation

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“A higher level of experience and focus you don’t get from the big firms.”
–Home / hospice care provider

“Excellent work, excellent results.”
–Referral attorney


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“They really know the business of health care.”
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“ excellent reputation on Beacon Hill.”
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If you would like to discuss becoming a client, please contact one of our attorneys to arrange for a meeting or telephone conference. If you wish to disclose confidential information to a lawyer in the firm before an attorney-client relationship is established, the protections that the law firm will provide to such information from a prospective client should be discussed with the firm attorney before such information is submitted. Thank you for your interest in Summit Health Law Partners.