Meet Your Legal Team
Douglas N. Koth
Douglas N. Koth focuses his legal practice around helping healthcare providers improve their revenue cycle. Mr. Koth’s revenue cycle expertise includes litigating insurance coverage issues under ERISA, PPACA, and Illinois state law, resolving Issues with contract payors and managed care agreements via alternative dispute resolution, collecting payment on patient accounts through usual collection methods and under the Healthcare Services Liens and Workers’ Compensation Act. Mr. Koth is also works with healthcare providers as developments in the law arise, such as combating the recent issue with insurance carriers denying coverage under their Medicare Advantage Plans. Mr. Koth represents many other corporate creditors in addition to his work for healthcare providers and is an experienced personal injury attorney as well.
Mr. Koth began his legal career as an associate at the law firm of McKenna, Storer, Rowe, White and Farrug, which had its offices on LaSalle Street in downtown Chicago, Illinois. During those years he was mentored by some of Chicago’s finest litigation attorneys and learned a great deal about insurance defense. Mr. Koth’s legal experience in Chicago taught him to be a fierce courtroom advocate and after much success, Mr. Koth decided to start his own firm. In 1990, Mr. Koth opened this law firm with the ideals of providing excellent representation and unmatched client communication in the areas of Healthcare, Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Divorce & Family Law, and Criminal Defense.
Douglas N. Koth graduated with honors from Illinois State University in 1983 with the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Economics and Bachelor of Arts in History. He received the degree of Juris Doctorate, graduating Cum Laude from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1986.
Dustin N. Koth
Dustin N. Koth joined his father’s firm as an attorney in May of 2014, but has been learning the ins and outs of his father’s business since he was a young boy. Dustin is passionate about helping healthcare providers improve their revenue cycle. Like his father, Dustin’s expertise includes litigating insurance coverage issues under ERISA, PPACA, and Illinois state law, resolving Issues with contract payors and managed care agreements via alternative dispute resolution, collecting payment on patient accounts through usual collection methods and under the Healthcare Services Liens and Workers’ Compensation Act. Dustin also works with healthcare providers as developments in the law arise, such as combating the recent issue with insurance carriers denying coverage under their Medicare Advantage Plans. Dustin also represents other corporate creditors in addition to his work for healthcare providers and has taken an interest in.the areas of personal injury and divorce/family law as well. Dustin is also a Child Custody and Visitation Mediator certified by the 11th Judicial Circuit Court Of Illinois, McLean County Bar Association, and Resolve Conflict, LLC.
Dustin received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Iowa in 2011. During his time at Iowa he was awarded the prestigious James Hoak Scholarship. He also received the honors of Academic All-Big Ten and Distinguished Scholar for his academic and athletic achievements. He received the degree of Juris Doctorate, graduating Cum Laude from The University of Mississippi School of Law in 2014. During his time in law school, Dustin interned at Koth & Gregory as well as the North Mississippi Rural Legal Services clinic.
Member, McLean County Bar Association
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
William L. Gregory
William L. Gregory joined Douglas N. Koth in 2000 and has had a varied practice including cases in many practice areas such as Criminal Defense and Driver’s License related issues, Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Healthcare, Divorce & Family Law, Real Estate, and Business Litigation to name a few. Mr. Gregory has lived in Bloomington, IL the majority of his adult life and he is passionate about helping the families of this great community with whatever their legal needs may be. Furthermore, his legal prowess and ability to speak fluent Spanish make him the premier lawyer in Bloomington to represent those with difficulty speaking English, especially in the areas of Criminal Defense and Divorce.
Before joining Douglas N. Koth, he was an associate with the Law Office of Daniel Franklin in Pana, Illinois and an Assistant State’s Attorney with the DeWitt County State’s Attorney’s Office in Clinton, Illinois.
William L. Gregory received the degree of Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a minor in Latin American Studies in 1993 from DePaul University. He received the degree of Juris Doctorate in 1997 from Loyola University of Chicago.
Kristin Nieminski joined Koth & Gregory in January 2010. In September 2016, Kristin became a partner in the firm now named Koth Gregory & Nieminski. Kristin practices primarily in the areas of Health Care Law, Divorce & Family Law, and Wills & Estate Planning. Kristin handles highly complex health insurance coverage issues involving ERISA and PPACA at the Federal Court level in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois representing health care providers. She also advises health care providers on nuances and changes to health care law in order for health care providers to increase their revenue cycles. She additionally practices in the areas of divorce and family law involving issues such as property division, custody (significant decision-making), visitation (parenting time), child support, and alimony (maintenance/spousal support). Kristin is also a Child Custody and Visitation Mediator certified by the 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois, McLean County Bar Association, and Resolve Conflict, LLC. Kristin has the astute ability and legal prowess to guide her clients through the legal process and achieve her clients’ objectives in the most cost effective manner.
Prior to joining Koth Gregory & Nieminski, Kristin was a judicial law clerk for Judge Donald Bernardi as well as other judges of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court.
Kristin graduated Cum Laude from Illinois Wesleyan University in May 2005 with her B.A. and received her Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School located in Lansing, MI in 2008. Kristin was honored to receive the Certificate of Merit for Estate Planning and was on the Dean’s List at Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
Executive Board Officer, Secretary, McLean County Bar Association – June 2012 – June 2013
Co-Chair, McLean County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division – November 2010 – June 2014
Member, McLean County Bar Association – June 2009 – Present
Member, Peoria County Bar Association – November 2009 – Present
Member, Illinois State Bar Association – May 2009 – Present
Member, American Bar Association – May 2009 – Present