Richard A. Setterberg has operated a solo law practice in Cincinnati since 1992. He concentrates his work in medical staff matters. [Click here for copy of his CV.]

Education and Prior Experience

Mr. Setterberg began his undergraduate studies in 1965 at Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences. He interrupted his schooling to serve four years in the U. S. Air Force between 1968 and 1972. He was a journalist and public information specialist, including service in Vietnam.

He graduated from Cornell Law School in 1977, whereupon he was admitted to the New York bar and commenced practice in litigation in New York City with Chadbourne, Park, Whiteside and Wolff. His main areas of practice were general corporate and commercial litigation. In 1981, he associated with Gilbert, Segall and Young, also in litigation, and added products liability defense to his areas of practice.

Mr. Setterberg moved to Cincinnati in 1986 to become a senior litigation associate at Cincinnati’s Smith & Schnacke. He was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1986. In 1988, he became a partner in Sebaly, Shillito and Dyer in Dayton. There he continued general litigation and broadened into health care litigation.

The Current Practice

After opening his solo practice in 1992, Mr. Setterberg began representing Ohio hospitals and HMOs in medical staff matters. In 1996 he was admitted to the bar of Kentucky and began representing Commonwealth health care entities as well. He currently maintains licenses to practice law in Ohio, Kentucky and New York.

Bar Affiliations

Mr. Setterberg is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association. He is also a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, where he has served as Chair of the KBA Health Law Committee. He also belongs to the Cincinnati Bar Association, where he has served as Chair of the CBA Health Law Committee. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and a member of the Medical Staff Credentialing and Peer Review and Hospitals and Health Systems interest sections.

Service to the Community

Mr. Setterberg is a regular continuing legal education lecturer. His topics include ethics, professionalism, technology in the law and a variety of medical staff subjects.

In Kentucky, he regularly speaks at the KBA Law Update and New Lawyer programs and is a frequent speaker at the KBA Annual Convention. In 1999, he received the KBA’s Justice Thomas B. Spain Award for Outstanding Service in Continuing Legal Education.

He also serves as chairperson on the advisory board of Child Advocacy Today (“CAT”), a partnership of doctors and lawyers working to help meet the needs of children in low-income families.

In Ohio, he regularly speaks at the CBA New Lawyer Programs and the Health Law Committee annual CLE Seminar, for which he also serves on its planning committee.

Outside the Office . . .

Rich is an FAA certified instrument pilot and a retired certified formation pilot with the rating of wingman. He is a PADI certified advanced recreational diver, with an underwater photography rating. He participates in community theater productions as an actor, producer, musician and member of assorted technical support staffs.

He lives with his wife, Madelyn. He has two grown children in Santa Clara, California and Greenwich, Connecticut.