Joe Huff focuses his practice on civil litigation law. He has had significant involvement in a broad range of business and commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts. Much of Mr. Huff’s litigation experience has come in the context of counseling and representing hospital systems, physicians and physician groups in litigation and operational matters. His experience includes representing hospitals and physicians in: commercial litigation arising from business transactions in healthcare, to include the purchase and sale of hospitals; internal investigations arising from regulatory inquiries (Stark and False Claims Act); self-disclosure of hospital billing and physician contract practices deemed subject to regulatory scrutiny; medical malpractice matters; prosecution of physician privilege revocation proceedings on behalf of hospital clients; defense of qui tam actions against hospitals; EMTALA litigation; and HIPAA matters. In addition to his complex commercial litigation practice, Mr. Huff has also been involved in a number of substantial plaintiff’s personal injury matters and continues to work within the firm’s Catastrophic Injury team.
Mr. Huff was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® in 2019 and the seven years immediately preceding. He was also recognized as a 2016 and 2019 "Augusta Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants by The Best Lawyers in America®. Mr. Huff was named a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in the area of Business Litigation in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Huff is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*
*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.
Represented an institutional health care system in a qui tam action brought by a former staff anesthesiologist who alleged improper billing of certified registered nurse anesthetist services. Plaintiff dismissed the case following filing of motions to dismiss.
Represented hospital system in investigating potential Stark and anti-kickback law violations and subsequently in the preparation and submission of a self-disclosure to the Office of Inspector General. Representation resulted in a favorable settlement for the client.
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University of Georgia School of Law, J.D. (1991)
Presbyterian College, B.A., English (1988)
summa cum laude
Augusta Ronald McDonald House, Former President of the Board of Directors
Augusta Symphony, Former Board President, Executive Board, Vice President of Personnel, Counsel
Covenant Presbyterian Church, Elder
Leadership Augusta, Class of 1996
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