Deborah J. Robinson

Deborah J. Robinson

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

An attorney with considerable experience in the practice of health care law, Debbe focuses on all aspects of the regulation of medicine and healthcare providers, assisting hospitals, physicians, and physician groups in navigating the complex areas of third party payor regulations, Stark and fraud and abuse prohibitions, HIPAA, and the Affordable Care Act.

Debbe regularly works with physicians and physician groups in practice formation, including employment and compensation arrangements. She works extensively with hospital-based specialists and regularly negotiates contracts on their behalf with hospitals and health care systems. She has significant experience with the sale of practices to health care systems, and the transition of physicians returning to private practice. She represents medical staffs in medical bylaw review, and has assisted both physicians and hospitals in the development and review of compliance plans.

Prior to joining Houston Harbaugh, Debbe practiced health care law and represented both nonprofit and public hospitals in the state of Michigan. She has written and spoken extensively on health care law topics and was a former contributing editor with The Physicians News Digest.

Areas of Practice

  • Health Care

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. cum laude - 1980
  • Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1971

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2006 - 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member