Barbara J. Zabawa

Barbara J. Zabawa

Barbara is the founder and President of Wellness Law, LLC, a legal compliance companydedicated to improving wellness law compliance for the health and wellness professionals and companies.  Learn more at She is also the founder of Pursesuitz, LLC, a mission-based fashion company featuring the Pocketwear Tank that promotes gender equality. Learn more at  Finally, she is founder of Lemonspark, a movement and podcast celebrating the sparks that lead people to meaningful pursuits after experiencing life’s lemons. See

Barbara is lead author of the book Rule the Rules on Workplace Wellness Programs, published by the American Bar Association.  She is also author of “The Tug: Finding Purpose and Joy through Entrepreneurship,” published by Henschel Haus Publishing in Spring 2021. She is a frequent writer and speaker on health and wellness law topics, having presented for national organizations such as WELCOA, National Wellness Conference, International Foundation of Employee Benefits, and HERO.

Barbara J. Zabawa is an Associate Professor of Law for the University of Missouri Kansas City Law School where she teaches courses in health law and justice. 

Barbara serves health and wellness professionals and organizations across the country as an advocate, a transactional lawyer and a compliance resource.  Her commitment to improving health and wellness also shows through her community service.  Barbara founded the Wellness Compliance Institute, a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve wellness program and activity compliance.  She has also serves on the Board of Directors for the National Wellness Institute.

Barbara is licensed to practice law in both Wisconsin and New York.

Barbara J. Zabawa, JD, MPH

The Center for Health and Wellness Law, LLC; Pursesuitz, LLC; Lemonspark

Phone:  608-579-1267



Twitter:  @wellnessatty; @puresuitz; @lemonsparkstories


Instagram:  wellnessattorney; pursesuitz; lemonsparkstories

Facebook:  @centerforhealthandwellnesslaw; @pursesuitz; @lemonspark

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