Telephone: 205-716-5257
Facsimile: 205-716-5389

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Suite 700
Birmingham, Alabama 35203-4804

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James F. Henry

Jim Henry has extensive experience representing a broad spectrum of health care providers, including hospitals, senior housing and long term care facilities, physicians and physician practices, hospice, home health providers, pharmacies, and medical equipment providers.  His practice encompasses operational counseling, regulatory advice, and protecting the rights of health care providers before various regulatory agencies in state and federal courts.  Jim regularly provides advice and counsel in matters relating to Stark law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA contract agreements, survey and certification, licensing, reimbursement and others.

Jim believes that a key element of serving clients in his area of practice is being accessible, because operational and regulatory issues often arise outside of normal business hours and successful resolution may be dependent on an immediate response.  He also believes that he can best serve clients by gaining a full understanding of their business objectives and always keeping those objectives at the forefront when providing advice as to a course of action.  Jim’s advice to clients is informed both by his in-depth experience in representing health care providers and a strong understanding of operational and financial management that is derived from his past experience as a business executive.

In addition to providing daily advice and counsel to health care providers, Jim handles litigation in the state and federal courts in Alabama and Mississippi.  Jim has extensive experience in defending cases involving allegations of health care fraud and malpractice.  He has also prosecuted numerous appeals of federal and state agency determinations.  Along with handling cases at the trial court level, Jim regularly argues cases in the federal and state appellate courts.


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Healthcare Law, 2012-2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
  • Listed in Chambers USA
  • Birmingham-Magazine: 2020 Top Attorney
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers 2020


  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Alabama Nursing Home Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Alabama Bar Association (Previous Chair and Vice Chair of Health Law Section)
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Alabama Bar Association
  • Board of Advisors of St. Vincent’s East Hospital
  • Previous Member of Board of Directors of Eastern Health Foundation (Vice Chairman and Chairman of Governance Committee)
  • Previous Member of Board of Directors of Eastside Ventures (Secretary and Treasurer)
  • Previous Member of Board of Trustees of Highlands United Methodist Church (Chairman and Vice Chairman)
  • Previous and Founding Board Member of the Birmingham Chapter of the National Foundation for Iletitis and Colitis
  • Previous and Founding Board Member of the Marianna Greene Henry Special Equestria

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  • Healthcare
  • Litigation
  • Government Enforcement and Investigations
  • Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Home Care Services and Post-Acute Services
  • Medical Staff Bylaws, Credentialing and Peer Review
  • Physicians and Other Healthcare Professionals
  • Long Term Care and Senior Housing
  • Certificate of Need
  • Health Information Privacy and Security/HIPAA/HITECH
  • Healthcare Restructuring


  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, 1997, cum laude; Cumberland Law Review, Associate Editor; Curia Honoris; Henry Upson Sims Moot Court Board; National Moot Court Team; Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow
  • M.B.A., Samford University, 1984
  • B.S., University of North Alabama, 1978, with honors, Phi Gamma Delta


  • Alabama State Bar
  • Mississippi State Bar
  • United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Mississippi