Barb Killian

Of Counsel

Barb Killian Attorney Of Counsel Katz Korin Cunningham Health Care Practice Group 2 P1 A9235

Barb Killian is Of Counsel with Katz Korin Cunningham's Health Care practice group. She offers a great deal of health care experience obtained through both private and public practice, consulting, and as V.P. Operations for a national healthcare compliance consulting and software company. Barb has represented hospitals, hospital systems, nursing homes, and other providers, large and small, throughout the United States and served for several years as in-house counsel with a large Indiana health system. Barb concentrates her practice in regulatory compliance, privacy and security, risk management, contracting, administrative and civil litigation, and emergency preparedness and response.

For the past several years, Barb served at the Indiana Department of Health as its first regulatory compliance and policy officer and as special counsel for emergency response. Among other notable accomplishments, Barb helped developed Indiana’s syringe services legislation and additional harm reduction programming in response to the opioid crisis, convened several state agencies to develop protocols in compounding and infection control and injection safety for physician clinics, and played an integral role in Indiana’s COVID-19 response. She also co-chaired the state’s health equity policy and communications committees.

Prior to law school, Barb worked in corporate communications and television as a producer/assistant director/scriptwriter. Notable jobs included Assistant Director of the Hoosier Lottery Show, Big 10 Basketball, Colts Football, and the Indianapolis 500. Barb also served as Scriptwriter and Assistant Director for the Pan American Games and served as Communications Liaison for the Indianapolis Super Bowl Committee.



California State University


B.A. communications


  • Regulatory Compliance and Policy Director, Office of Public Health Performance Management, Indiana Department of Health, Indianapolis, Ind., 2017 – 2021
  • Special Counsel, Office of Legal Affairs, Indiana Department of Health, Indianapolis, Ind., 2015 – 2017
  • President / Owner, Killian Consulting, LLC, Indianapolis, Ind., 2017 – 2018
  • Adjunct Professor, Indiana University School of Informatics, Indiana University Indianapolis, Ind., 2015
  • Graduate Course Professor, HIPAA Information Security/Privacy & HITECH Regulations and Policy for Healthcare, Indiana University Indianapolis, Ind., 2015
  • Vice President Operations and Compliance Consultant, Ntracts, LLC, Indianapolis, Ind., 2008 – 2014
  • Attorney, Hall Render, PC, Indianapolis, Ind., 1997 – 2008
    • In-house Counsel, Ascension Indiana
    • Outside Counsel

Admitted to Bar

  • 1999 Indiana

Court Admissions

  • 1999 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • 1999 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • 1999 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Civic Engagement / Volunteerism

Barb has held several non-profit board positions to ameliorate child abuse, human trafficking, substance abuse, cancer, and poverty.

Barb and her husband, 7 kids, 2 grandchildren, and their yellow lab Chief Justice Finnigan, live in Zionsville, Indiana.

Favorite Book

People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks

Favorite Quote

This too shall pass

Favorite Vacation Spot

Italy (and probably somewhere that I haven't been to yet)

Favorite Song

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay — Otis Redding

Favorite Show

Downton Abbey

Fallback Career



Attending art shows and live blues performances