Knicole C. Emanuel


For more than 20 years, Knicole has maintained a healthcare litigation practice, concentrating on Medicare and Medicaid litigation, healthcare regulatory compliance, administrative law and regulatory law.  She understands the intricate Medicare and Medicaid payment system, the unique business of healthcare providers, the overlay of federal and state Medicare and Medicaid rules and regulations, and actions of state agencies that affect the way healthcare entities operate. Knicole has tried over 2,000 administrative cases in over 30 states and has appeared before multiple states’ medical boards.  Knicole has successfully obtained federal injunctions in numerous states, which allowed healthcare providers to remain in business despite the state or federal laws allegations of healthcare fraud, abhorrent billings, and data mining.  Across the country, Knicole frequently lectures on healthcare law, the impact of the Affordable Care Act and regulatory compliance for providers, including physicians, home health and hospice, dentists, chiropractors, hospitals and durable medical equipment providers. She is a weekly panelist on RACMonitor, as a national expert on Medicare and Medicaid audits. Prior to joining Practus, Knicole was Co-Chair/Managing Partner of the Healthcare Practice with Gordon & Rees and served as North Carolina Assistant Attorney General in the Health and Public Assistance Section where she gained a thorough understanding of the Medicaid system that informs her practice today.

Knicole lives on a horse farm with her family, spending her time trail riding on her Tennessee Walkers.  And when she’s not with her horses, you can find her with her goats, peacocks, chickens, dogs and pet micro pig, who is apparently better potty trained than her English Setters. That’s some pig!