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Trish Calhoun assists hospitals, surgery centers, physicians, and other health care-related businesses with privacy issues, HIPAA, HITECH, risk management, licensing, Stark Law and anti-kickback compliance, medical staff bylaws, physician credentialing, peer review, EMTALA, involuntary treatment, Florida Baker Act, and medical malpractice defense.

Trish provides assistance complying with licensing and accreditation agencies such as the Agency for Health Care Administration, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and the Joint Commission.

Trish also defends health care providers in the courtroom with extensive experience in medical malpractice defense and other health care-related claims.


  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Article, "Online Health Care: Not So Fast: Telemedicine Hits a Few Speed Bumps" JD Supra Readers' Choice Awards (2016)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law (2024)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Health Law Section
  • Leadership Tampa, Class of 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • “Easing Cyber Growing Pains: Defining and Mitigating the Threat of Data Loss at Second Stage Companies,” presentation to GrowFL, Winter Park, FL (April 25, 2016)
  • “Medical Records Law in Florida,” Lorman Education Services (July 16, 2014)
  • "Adverse Outcomes – The Process After the Event," Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgical Centers Quality & Risk Management Conference (April 11, 2014)
  • “Privacy Implications of the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule,” International Association of Privacy Professionals (July 24, 2013)
  • “Documentation: Could This Be Your Downfall?,” Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgical Centers Annual Conference (July 11–13, 2012)
  • “Who Will Speak for You When You Can’t,” Speaking of Women’s Health, Tampa, FL (August 2011).
  • “Law Firm Compliance with HIPAA’s Ugly Stepsister: The HITECH Act,” Hillsborough County Bar Association (April 14, 2010)
  • “Tips for Testimony,” American Association of Nurse Attorneys, Tampa, FL (October 22, 2008)
  • “Deposition and Trial Testimony – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” Annual Educational Conference, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, Tampa, FL (April 12, 2008)

Pro Bono

  • ACLU, Tampa Chapter, Legal Panel (2009–present)
    • Created and coordinated a group of Stetson law student volunteers for help on a number of projects.
    • Participated in committee investigating police interrogations on school campus.
    • Reported on the potential for civil liberty violations under new Florida laws regulating pain management clinics.
    • Led investigation into allegations of Establishment Clause violations.
  • Bay Area Legal Services 
    • Volunteer Lawyer Conflicts Program Intake Attorney (2011–present)
  • City of Tampa Domestic Partner Registry
    • Reviewed and provided revisions to city attorney to ensure registry met requirements for hospital compliance.



  • Stetson University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2005)
  • Eckerd College (B.A., with distinction, 2001)

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions


  • Associate, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Tampa, FL
  • Trish was a registered nurse specializing in perioperative nursing prior to attending law school. She served as the manager of an outpatient surgery center where she was responsible for development, strategic planning, fiscal management, and daily operations.


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