Meagher & Geer is pleased to announce that Tracy Vigness Kolb has joined the firm in our Bismarck office. Tracy has been practicing law in North Dakota since 1995, in the private and public sectors, handling litigation, administrative, legislative, legal and regulatory compliance matters, particularly in the healthcare industry. Her private practice is devoted primarily to litigation, representing healthcare providers, hospitals, clinics, physicians, nurses, and long-term care facilities, defending medical malpractice cases and representing providers in state regulatory licensing and disciplinary matters.

Tracy has a special interest in healthcare compliance and regulatory matters, including an in-depth working knowledge of HIPAA, HITECH and other data privacy and security laws. She counsels and assists clients in their compliance efforts with these laws, including developing data privacy and security programs. Tracy was a member of the American Bar Association’s HITECH Task Force, studying and developing analyses, templates, forms and educational materials.

Tracy practices in North Dakota state and federal courts, as well as tribal courts representing Indian tribes, tribal entities and other defendants.

Meagher & Geer offers 80 lawyers, practicing in more than 20 areas.The firm regularly represents businesses of all sizes, public entities, non-profit organizations, and individuals. Founded in Minneapolis in 1929, with additional offices in Phoenix, AZ and Bismarck, ND, Meagher & Geer has earned a reputation as one of the country’s leading litigation defense and insurance coverage firms, receiving assignments from more than 125 U.S. insurance companies, and often from insurers based in London, Canada and Bermuda.

The firm’s attorneys are licensed in many states, including Arizona, California, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Meagher & Geer lawyers have been awarded high rankings in Chambers USA, Martindale, and U.S. News – Best Lawyers®.