Former In-house Counsel Experience:

  • HealthPlan Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries and divisions (including Harrington Benefit Services and American Benefit Plan Administrators, Inc.)
  • PlanVista Corporation

Recognized by:

  • Best Lawyers in America since 2013 for work in the practice area of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Judith Lyons, Vice President New Product & Business Development PlanVista Solutions, Inc.

​By applying more than 20 years of experience, including her years in a large law firm setting and her years as corporate in-house counsel, Sheila is able to provide specialized, cost-effective legal services in a responsive and practical manner. Sheila has always been committed to making herself accessible to her clients (regardless of their locations and time zones), meeting time-sensitive demands and gaining an intimate knowledge of her clients’ business operations. In turn, her clients recognize that they are receiving unique attention that is often lost in a larger legal setting. Furthermore, due to the comparatively reasonable cost of living in Ohio and her limited overhead expenses, Sheila is able to offer elite client services at an affordable price that is well below the fees charged by local and national law firms. In short, her clients receive “big firm” expertise, but “small firm” pricing and attention. 

Richard Lungen, Managing Member Leverage Health Solutions, LLC

Dr. Nick Kavouklis, CEO/President
Argus Dental & Vision, Inc.

Attorney Bio

About the Firm



  • The Ohio State University College of Law

                 Juris Doctor  with honors

  • University of Dayton

                Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude​

Previous Private Practice Experience:

  • Schwartz Kelm Warren & Rubenstein    
  • Baker & Hostetler, LLP    

The Law Offices of 
Sheila Deselich Cohen


"I enjoyed working closely with Sheila at HealthPlan Services, Inc. and PlanVista Corporation. Her legal counsel in our business environment was right on target each and every time. Additionally, we have collaborated on complex contracts for outside vendors and new products. Sheila works diligently for her clients and is a smart choice as a legal partner in today’s Healthcare market."

"I have known Sheila for over 10 years through our firm, Leverage Health Solutions, as well as past companies such as HealthPlan Services and NPPN (PlanVista). Sheila has not only provided legal services to Leverage Health Solutions since we launched the company, but we have confidently referred Sheila to our Portfolio Companies. Sheila is a true professional who works hard for her clients, has the highest degree of integrity plus understands the healthcare market which makes her an ideal legal partner for any company. I continue to refer Sheila without giving it a second thought."

"She's smart, reasonably priced and operates with a sense of urgency.  Bottom-line - she gets it!"