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John J. Eller

Senior Counsel

Jack Eller's health and hospital law practice has an emphasis on state and federal regulatory compliance activities and certificate of need and health planning matters.

Professional Biography

Mr. Eller's health and hospital law practice has a particular emphasis on state and federal regulatory compliance activities, and certificate of need and health planning matters.

His practice also includes business planning, conduct of corporate operations, client advocacy in adversarial situations, and litigation in formal and informal proceedings before administrative agencies. He handles matters related to:

  • Health care administration
  • Hospital, nursing home, ambulatory surgical center, home health agency, hospice and other health care facility operations
  • Medical staff issues
  • Bylaws
  • Contracts
  • Health planning and certificates of need
  • Health care facility acquisitions
  • Health care facility licensing and other permits and approvals
  • Employment/personnel matters
  • Managed care
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Reimbursement and other financial matters

Clients for whom Mr. Eller has served as general counsel or special counsel include:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Ambulatory surgical centers
  • Physicians and physician groups
  • Home health agencies
  • Hospices
  • Assisted living facilities

Previously, he served as the director of planning and marketing at a large community hospital in the Baltimore, Maryland metropolitan area, and also as acting director of the New York Metropolitan Regional Medical Program, a federally-sponsored organization engaged in health planning and funding of health care demonstration projects. His background reflects a combination of legal, heath care industry, and governmental health care perspectives which permits a level of understanding and responsiveness to issues that is highly valued by clients.

Professional Memberships

  • Member – American Bar Association
    • Section on Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice
    • Section on Health Law
  • Member – American Health Law Association
    • Business Law and Governance Practice Group
    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group
    • Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Practice Group
  • Member – Maryland State Bar Association
    • Section on Administrative Law
    • Section on Health Law




  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1984
  • Harpur College, S.U.N.Y., M.A., 1968
  • Harpur College, S.U.N.Y., B.A., 1966


  • Maryland
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland

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