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Karl E. Strauss

Adjunct Professor


Karl E. Strauss is a 2006 graduate of the University of Toledo College of Law, where he graduated with honors and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. He earned his undergraduate B.A. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (“UMBC”) in 2003. Karl received several academic honors at UMBC and was a four-year Division I scholarship swimmer. In his senior year, he was elected as co-captain of UMBC’s Men’s Swim Team, and received both a UMBC Political Science Outstanding Scholarly Leader award and the Matt Skalsky Outstanding UMBC Scholar Athlete award.

Karl has been a practicing attorney for ten years with extensive experience in private practice and as in-house counsel, spending the last nine years focusing on health care law. After serving as legal counsel to Mercy Health (currently Ohio’s largest healthcare system) for the past six-plus years, he is now an attorney with Spengler Nathanson P.L.L. in Toledo. His practice will continue to focus on health care regulatory work along with labor & employment and immigration matters. As an adjunct professor at the College of Law, Karl teaches courses revolving around compliance, ethics, and related practical skills.

Karl has been active nationally and locally throughout his career. In 2015, he presented at the American Health Lawyers Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., where he provided insight to attendees on ways to effectively monitor various compliance issues within physician practices. In Toledo, Karl has been a member of the ABLE/LAWO Emerging Leaders Council and the Steering Committee for this region’s Healthcare Heroes awards. For his efforts in the community, Karl has received his district’s Ohio Star Bar Association Community Service Award for Attorneys under 40; and was recognized by UT Law as its 2013 Outstanding New Exemplar. Karl currently serves on the College of Law’s Board of Governors.

In addition to his professional activities, Karl is an avid photographer, swimmer, and tri-athlete; and is the head coach of the St. Ursula Academy club water polo team.


Last Updated: 1/5/17