John's Profile

John is a Shareholder and member of the Health Care practice at Maynard Cooper.

John counsels hospitals and physician groups regarding regulatory and compliance matters. He represents clients on matters involving federal and state agencies (CMS, Medicaid, licensing agencies), fraud and abuse, reimbursement, the 340B Drug Pricing Program, HIPAA, privacy and security breaches, EMTALA and medical staff issues. John frequently speaks to hospital and physician groups on regulatory issues. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, as well as the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association.

John regularly counsels his clients regarding the following:

  • Fraud and abuse (including the Anti-Kickback Statute)
  • Stark Law
  • Medical staff bylaws and credentialing matters
  • Professional services and employment agreements with physicians
  • Medicare reimbursement
  • 340B Drug Pricing Program
  • Clinical research and institutional review boards
  • HIPAA Privacy/Security
  • Corporate structure and governance
  • Medicare certification
  • State licensure
  • The Joint Commission
  • Asset purchases and other significant transactions, including joint ventures
  • Hospital and physician group management and organization
  • Development and maintenance of corporate compliance programs
  • Internal and external audits and investigations
  • Governmental investigations

“John is fantastic. He has good knowledge of the healthcare area and was able to provide a solution that was outside of the box.”

“He is thoughtful, deliberate, and approaches issues from every angle to minimize the potential for risk or misstep.”

“Regularly represents healthcare providers on regulatory compliance mandates. He advises both public and private clients on regulatory issues, as well as on physician agreements and transactions.” -Chambers review

John's Accolades

  • Chambers USA, Leading Practitioner in Health Care Law (2018-present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Health Care Law (2012 - present)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, "Rising Star" in Health Care (2010, 2012-2013, 2015)

John's Affiliations and Civic Involvement


  • American Health Lawyers Association
    • Medical Staff Credentialing and Peer Review
    • Regulation, Accreditation and Payment
    • Health Information and Technology
  • Alabama State Bar Association, Health Law, BusinessLaw and Corporate Counsel Sections
  • Birmingham Bar Association

John's Speaking Engagements

  • April 2018: "Start-Up Basics" for UAB Commercialization Accelorator, Birmingham, AL
  • February 2018: "Exit Preparation - Begin with the End in Mind" for Founders Advisors and Merrill Lynch CEO Breakfast Forum, Birmingham, AL
  • October 27-29, 2016, Presenter at the Signature Medical Group's Annual BPCI Conference, Dallas, TX
  • June 9-11, 2016, American College of Surgeons Annual Conference - Alabama and Mississippi Chapters, co-presented with Lauren DeMoss "Healthcare Legal Update: Alternative Payment Methodologies, Recent Regulatory Changes, and Audit Plans"
  • February 19, 2016, Client presentation, “HIPAA Training and Employee Compliance Education”
  • February 15, 2016, Client presentation, “Annual Regulatory Update and Health Care Compliance Issues”
  • September 28, 2015, Warren Averett Healthcare Symposium, “Top Legal Issues for 2015”
  • May 8, 2015, Alabama Healthcare Executives Forum, “Recent Medicare Innovation and Compliance Risks”


State Bar: Alabama

  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
    • (2000, J.D., cum laude; Cumberland Law Review; Curia Honoris)

  • Samford University
    • (1997, B.A., cum laude; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Alpha Theta; Phi Gamma Mu; Order of Omega)

Thursday, August 19, 2021

179 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 179 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, including 17 who are distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of expertise and 48 of the Firm’s younger attorneys...

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Maynard Cooper & Gale Receives High Marks in 2021 Chambers USA

Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to announce that twelve areas of practice and 43 lawyers received high rankings in the recently released 2021 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Maynard is ranked as a leading firm in the following areas of practice: Alabama Banking &...

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

168 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers© in America 2021

Birmingham, AL. (August 20, 2020) Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 168 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide highlighting attorneys with significant achievements in their areas of practice. With 76 practice areas listed...

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