Michael P. Byrne joined Lane & Waterman in 1986 and focuses on health care law, professional corporations, employment law matters, general corporate (organization, operation and planning), and business law. In December of 2020, Lane & Waterman partners elected Byrne as new Managing Partner, succeeding Bob Waterman.
From 2013 to the present, Mike has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for Health Care Law, Insurance Law, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law. Mike has served on the Board of Governors for the Iowa State Bar Association (2009-2013), as a member of the Iowa Supreme Court Board of Professional Ethics and Conduct (1994-2003), as a member of the Iowa Board of Medicine (2000-2004), and as president of the Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys (2003-2004). Mike is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys.
Mike received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Iowa, his Juris Doctorate (Order of the Coif) from the University of Kansas School of Law. He resides in Davenport with his wife, Bonnie. Mike is a member of the Finance Councils at Assumption High School and St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.
University of Iowa (B.B.A. 1982)
University of Kansas (J.D. 1986); Order of the Coif; Law Review; Moot Court Council
Iowa – 1986
Illinois – 1987
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa – 1988
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa – 1997
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois – 1988
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit – 1989
U.S. Court of Federal Claims – 1992
U.S. Tax Court – 2001
Member, American Health Lawyers Association
Member, Iowa Society of Health Care Attorneys
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Iowa State Bar Association
Member, Rock Island County Bar Association
Member, Scott County Bar Association
Past Member, Iowa State Bar Association Board of Governors
Past Member, Iowa Board of Medicine
Board Member, Assumption High School Finance Council
Trustee and Finance Council, St. Paul the Apostle Church
Eleven Lane & Waterman attorneys have been recognized by their peers for professional excellence in the 30th edition of the Best Lawyers in America. In addition, three attorneys were recognized in the third edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America for outstanding professional excellence early in their careers.
Thirteen Lane & Waterman attorneys have been recognized by their peers for professional excellence in the 29th edition of the Best Lawyers in America.
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