• Bio

Kris Alderman

Partner

Kris is a founding partner who focuses his practice on health care pricing and reimbursement. The cost of health care is a significant problem for families, businesses, and the national economy. Kris tackles these important issues head on in his practice. He has represented patients, health plans, plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries, third party administrators, insurers, stop loss carriers, and reinsurers in disputes over the amount owed for health care. Kris has extensive knowledge of the health care finance industry, including how charges are established and the market forces and realities that result in vastly different amounts being paid. He has represented patients in provider balance billing litigation in over 40 states, including state and federal court, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings.

In his practice, Kris represents clients in contract disputes, complex business litigation, claims for ERISA benefits, breach of fiduciary duty claims, COBRA issues, section 510 employment discrimination claims, assignment of benefits issues, ERISA preemption cases, claims arising under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and/or the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and state-specific unfair or deceptive trade practices statutes. Kris also advises clients on matters related to plan design, ACA compliance, self-funded plan options, and the No Surprises Act.

Kris has experience representing and advising clients with respect to hospital liens, subrogation rights, and estate matters related to health care provider claims. He has also represented clients in a wide variety of employment matters, including claims arising under Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and FMLA. Kris also has experience representing clients in class action and other mass claims or cases involving large numbers of aggregated claims.

Bar Admissions

  • All state courts of Georgia
  • USDC for the Northern District of Georgia
  • USDC for the Northern District of Florida
  • USDC for the Western District of Texas
  • USDC for the Central District of Illinois

Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law; J.D., 2010
  • University of Georgia; B.A., 2005

Presentations

  • Controlling Health Care Costs with Self-Funded Plan Options, Lorman, September 30, 2014, and December14, 2015
  • What to Expect from the No Surprises Act, Lorman, April 27, 2021

Publications

  • The Sixth Circuit Gives Teeth to the Medicare Secondary Payer Act Private Cause of Action, ABA Health eSource, Nov. 2011, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2011.
  • ERISA’s Remedial Irony: Narrow Interpretation Paves the Way for Jury Trials on Suits for Breach of Fiduciary Duty under ERISA, 26 Ga. St. U.L. Rev. 971, 2010.