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Lauren Ashley Leikam

Lauren Ashley Leikam

Lauren A. Leikam, PLLC
  • Health Care Law, Gov & Administrative Law
  • Florida
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When you’re under investigation by the Florida Department of Health and your license is in jeopardy, you need the right attorney with the right experience. As a former DOH prosecutor with a passion for defense, Lauren is the attorney that licensed medical professionals trust with their livelihood.

Lauren is a graduate of the University of Tampa where she earned a bachelor’s degree in criminology in 2005. She subsequently attended Florida State University College of Law where upon her graduation in 2008, she was given an award for her outstanding pro bono work on death penalty cases.

Beginning in 2012, Lauren began working as a prosecutor for DOH. She prosecuted nurses, doctors, pharmacists, pharmacies, and pain management clinics. These licensees were often charged with violations such as drug diversion, impairment, overprescribing, failure to meet the standard of care, wrong site surgery, sexual misconduct, inspection violations, crimes related to the practice of a profession,
and out-of-state discipline.

Drawing on her background in legal defense and her experience as a prosecutor, Lauren began working as a Senior Health Care Attorney for Chapman Law Group in 2018. In this role, she successfully defended a wide range of licensed health care providers for the same violations she had once prosecuted. In some cases, she was successful in getting dismissals with no probable cause found. In other cases, she successfully negotiated with prosecutors and third parties like the Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN) and the Professionals Resource Network (PRN), to achieve the best outcomes for her clients. During this time, Lauren regularly defended clients in hearings before their respective Boards. She also began handling applications for licensure and exemption for individuals with criminal convictions.

In 2022, Lauren decided to open her own practice dedicated solely to defending health care professionals. Today

Practice Areas
Health Care Law
Gov & Administrative Law
Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner, Managing Attorney
Lauren A. Leikam, PLLC
- Current
Chapman Law Group
Assistant General Counsel
Florida Department of Health
Special Deputy Hearing Officer
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Florida State University College of Law
J.D. (2011) | Health Care Law, Medicare Law, Medicaid Law, Healthcare law, Nurse Defense, Physician Defense, Pharmacy Law, License defense.
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Recognition for completing over 200+ hours of pro bono service
Capital Crimes Division
Professional Associations
The Florida Bar  # 0088700
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Lauren A. Leikam, PLLC
Contact & Map
Lauren A. Leikam, PLLC
14502 N. Dale Mabry Hwy
Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33618
Toll-Free: (813) 768-9107
Telephone: (813) 768-9107
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed