(Birmingham, Alabama / March 28, 2013) Joe W. Campbell has joined Baker Donelson as a shareholder and a member of the Firm's Health Law Department. Mr. Campbell will maintain his office in Huntsville, Alabama.
"Joe's experience in health care fits perfectly with our Firm's nationally recognized health law practice," said D. Keith Andress, managing shareholder of Baker Donelson's Alabama offices. "He is a great addition to our team, and we are excited about the future of Baker Donelson's health care practice in Alabama and across the Southeast."
Richard G. Cowart, Chair of the Firm's Health and Public Policy Department, added, "Joe is regarded as one of Alabama's top health lawyers and the premier hospital authority attorney in the state. His more than 25 years of health law experience will extend our counsel to many of the region's leading public hospitals, health care authorities and medical centers. He will be a tremendous asset to Baker Donelson as we continue to partner with health care organizations to address the complex and ever-changing challenges that are today's health care environment."
Mr. Campbell focuses his practice in health-related matters, including medical staff issues, medical staff and hospital bylaws, medical staff contracts, certificate of need issues, hospital bond financing, managed-care matters, health plan issues, hospital networking and physician practice management, including Stark physician self-referral rules. He also serves as outside general counsel for numerous health care organizations, including Huntsville Hospital and HealthGroup of Alabama.
Mr. Campbell is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® as a leading attorney in the area of Health Care Law.
Baker Donelson's Health Law Department is widely recognized as a premier national practice. It is ranked by Chambers USA as one of the nation's leading health law practices and is consistently ranked as one of the largest health law practices in the country. Attorneys in the Baker Donelson Health Law Department deliver a wide array of corporate, regulatory and financial services, representing leading hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, physician organizations and specialty care providers. The department also provides a full spectrum of litigation services in commercial and contract matters, antitrust disputes, regulatory and governmental issues and defense of tort cases.