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Derrick S. Godfrey


Derrick Godfrey focuses his practice in health care transactions, compliance counseling and corporate law.

Professional Biography

Derrick concentrates his practice in health care transactions, compliance counseling, certificates of need and licensure, and corporate law. He works with large and small health care providers to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Derrick has a particular focus in compliance issues facing Mississippi community hospitals, including compliance with the open meetings and public records laws. Additionally, his practice routinely includes health care joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate, limited liability company and partnership matters.

In addition to his health care focused practice, Derrick also engages in general corporate law, emphasizing mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other business transactions.

  • Named a Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" in Health Law (2021, 2022); Corporate Governance and Compliance Law (2022)
  • Member – American Health Law Association (2014 – Present)
  • Member – Jackson Young Lawyers Association (2014 – Present)
  • "Medical Records Law Seminar," Mississippi Hospital Association (January 2015 – 2018)
  • "Health Law Update," Mississippi Hospital Association Leadership Conference (June 2015)


  • Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., 2014, summa cum laude
  • Mississippi State University, B.A., 2011


  • Mississippi, 2014

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