Joseph Topinka, JD, MBA, MHA, LLM, FACHE, CHFP

Major, United States Army

Assistant Professor

MAJ Joe Topinka

Office Phone: (253) 414-7466 

Email: josephtopinka@yahoo.com

Education:

  • 2008 LLM - Health Law - Loyola University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois

  • 2007 MHA - Health Administration - Chapman
    University, Orange, California

  • 2003 LLM - Military Law - US Army Judge Advocate General's School, Charlottesville, Virginia

  • 2002 MBA - Business Administration - Saint Martin's University, Lacey, Washington

  • 1993 JD - Jurisprudence - Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

  • 1990 BA - University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois


Courses:

  • Healthcare Jurisprudence
  • Special Study in Military Medical Law
  • Special Study in Public Health Law
  • Contract Law & Negotiations
  • Business Law
  • Health Policy 

 Professional Affiliations:

  • Member, Illnois Bar
  • Member, Washington Bar
  • Vice-Chair, Public Health and Policy Interest Group, Health Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Vice-Chair, Distance Learning Committee, Health Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Certified Healthare Financial Professional, Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Law Member, American College of Legal Medicine
  • Member, American Hospital Lawyers' Association

Selected Publications/Presentations:

Topinka, J., Chandlee, R., Knodel, K., Anderson, M., Crall, C., Woolam, C., Jonaz, A., Hartley, M., Army Medical Department Leaders and the Law, United States Army Medical Department Journal, July-September 2013.

Topinka, J., Quarantine and Isolation: A Primer for Military Leaders, United States Army Medical Department Journal, April-June 2013.

Topinka, J., Agamy, I., Public Health Emergency Law:  A Primer for Leaders and Managers in the Military. United States Army Medical Department Journal, January-March 2012.

Topinka, J., Lozadaleoni, J., Deaver, M., Fiscal Law Overview.  United States Army Medical Department Journal, January-March 2012.

Topinka, J., Kent J., 14 Principles of Ethical Conduct in Practice.  United States Army Medical Department Journal, January-March 2012.

Topinka, J., The Importance of Health Law Attorneys in the U.S. Army.  Annals of Health Law, The Health Policy and Law Review of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Vol. 19 (2009-2010).

Topinka, J., Gifts of Travel Benefits from Nonfederal Sources to Military and Civilian Government Employees, The United States Army Medical Department Journal, January-March 2010.

Topinka, J., Legal Counsel:  A Leadership Tool.  The United States Army Medical Department Journal, October-December 2009.

Topinka, J., Yaw, Pitch, and Roll, Quarantine and Isolation at United States Airports.  The Journal of Legal Medicine, January-March 2009.

Topinka, J., Expanding Subpeona Power in the Military.  Army Lawyer, September 2003.