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James J. Kennedy III

James J. Kennedy III

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Overview

Jim Kennedy primarily represents hospitals, physicians, multi-specialty clinics, and long-term care providers. He regularly counsels clients on health care business transactions, joint ventures, managed care contracting, risk management issues, and fraud and abuse prevention. 

Jim is a sought after speaker on issues related to the Affordable Care Act, ACOs, clinical integration strategies, and payment reform initiatives. His professional honors include listings in The Best Lawyers in America, Health Care from 2003 through 2015 and in Chambers USA Guide to America's Business Lawyers, Healthcare from 2007 through 2015. He is board certified in Health Law by The Florida Bar, a distinction earned by less than one percent of all lawyers admitted to practice in the state.

Jim is the health care practice group leader.

Recognition

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named one of the top "12 to Watch in 2012" by Attorney at Law magazine, Tampa, FL (2012)
  • Twice named "Best Healthcare Attorney" in Florida by Florida Medical Business
  • Regularly listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America, Healthcare (2003-2019)
    • Florida Super Lawyers , Healthcare (2006-2018)
    • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, Healthcare
    • Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers (2007-2018)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar
  • Florida Academy of Hospital Lawyers
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Florida Hospital Association

Speaking Engagements

  • "Regulatory Update for Physicians," Bay Care Health System (October 2018)
  • "Regulatory Executive Orders Issued by President Trump," Houston RIMS (October 2017)
  • “Post Election Stress Relief Syndrome - What to Expect,” Carlton Fields In-House Counsel Forum, Orlando, FL (March 2017)

Credentials

Education
  • DePaul University College of Law (J.D., 1982)
  • Florida State University (B.S., 1979)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Board Certifications
  • Health Law
Court Admissions
  • Florida State Courts

Background

  • Carlton Fields (2010 to present)
  • Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Tampa, FL (1992-2010)
  • Shareholder, Carlton Fields (1984-1992)

Areas of Focus

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