(404) 806-5575

Tricia A. Shackelford

Of Counsel

Phone: (404) 806-5575 ext. 710
Fax: (866) 871-2238
Email: [email protected]

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Tricia Shackelford’s practice focuses on all aspects of health law, including corporate issues, employment issues, bankruptcy issues, Medicare Fraud and Abuse, billing and coding, EMTALA, HIPAA, Accountable Care Organizations, Managed Care Organizations, Independent Physician Organizations, mergers and acquisitions, Certificate of Need, licensure defense, and peer review and credentialing. Her clients include hospitals, hospital systems, hospice providers, rural health clinics, practice management companies, primary care centers, ambulatory surgery centers, community health centers, public health departments, home health agencies, nursing homes, durable medical equipment companies, pharmaceutical marketing companies, and individual providers (physicians, advanced practice nurse practitioners (APRNs), physician assistants, certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), physical therapists, and dentists).

Tricia graduated, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law in 1999 and started her legal career at Steel Hector & Davis, one of South Florida’s leading business and international law firms. After returning to Lexington in 2001, Tricia spent several years practicing with McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, in one of the Commonwealth’s premier health law practices. She also practiced with the healthcare team at Woodward, Hobson & Fulton and served as in-house counsel for Crown Medical Management – a full service medical practice management company. Tricia works hard to provide clients with superlative, cost-effective legal advice and exemplary personal service.

Tricia serves as the Chair of the Health Law Section of the Fayette County Bar Association and currently serves on the Board for the Lexington Medical Society Alliance as its Vice President and the Lexington Singers, the oldest continuously organized choral group in the United States. She previously served on the Friends of the Arts Board (Secretary and Vice President), the Board of Spindletop Hall, the University of Kentucky Faculty and Alumni Club (Secretary and Vice President), and Habitat for Humanity Board. She has published numerous legal articles – including co-authoring a Chapter of the Kentucky Health Law Handbook – and has been a frequent lecturer on a wide range of health law topics.

Tricia resides in Lexington with her two children, Brennan and Beau. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, theater and the arts, music and singing, travel, cooking, yoga and fitness.

  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Florida (1999)
  • District of Columbia (1999)
  • Kentucky (2001)
  • University of Miami School of Law, cum laude – 1996, Juris Doctorate
  • Armstrong Atlantic University (now Georgia Southern University) – 1992, B.A. Political Science
  • Lexington Singers Board of Directors, Chair, Sponsorship Committee
  • American Medical Association Alliance Member
  • Kentucky Medical Association Alliance Member
  • Lexington Medical Society Alliance Member, Vice President
  • Kentucky Medical Group Managers Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Healthcare Law Section Member
  • American Bar Association, Healthcare Law Section Member
  • Fayette County Bar Association, Chair, Healthcare Law Section, 2017-present and 2007-2008, Member CLE Planning Committee 2008
  • Friends of the Arts School, Inc., Vice President, 2014-2015, Secretary, 2015-2017, High School Liaison and Contemporary Dance Arts Area Representative, 2017-2019
  • St. Joseph Hospital Foundation Board, 2008-2013; Chair of the Nominating Committee (2013
  • National Association of Women Business Owners, Corporate Partner and Economic Development Chair (2010-2012), Public Policy Chair (2006-2007)
  • Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors, 2008-2010
  • Women Republicans of Central Kentucky, Special Counsel, 2008-2009
  • March of Dimes, Signature Chef Fundraiser Planning Committee, 2007
  • National Association of Women Business Owners, Recipient, Public Policy Advocate Award, April 2006
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member, 2005-present
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Chairperson, Delectable: An Entertaining Event, August 2005
  • Board of Directors, Spindletop Hall, 2005-2010, Secretary (2005-2006); Vice President (2006-2007))
  • Kentucky Colonel, inducted May 1993
  • Peer Review and Risk Management: A Primer, the Kentucky Primary Care Association Annual Meeting (October 2010)
  • Physician Compensation Models, UK College of Law Health Care Update (November 2009)
  • The Business of Health Care, UK College of Medicine (March 2009)
  • Confidentiality of Medical Records (August 2008)
  • Employment Law Issues, Kentucky Health Law 5th Edition, University of Kentucky (Co-Author, Fall 2008)
  • Starting a New Business, Bluegrass Small Business Development Center (June 24, 2008)
  • Corporate Entity Selection, Fayette County Bar Association Annual CLE (June 24, 2008)
  • Unincorporated Business Entities, Kentucky Bar Association Annual CLE (June 19, 2008)
  • Starting a New Business, Bluegrass Small Business Development Center (February 14, 2008)
  • E-Discovery & EHR, Fayette County Bar Association, Health and Insurance Law Section (September 26, 2007)
  • Developing New Business Enterprises in a Global Economy, Choosing the Right Business for your Client, Kentucky Law Update (September 7, 2007)
  • HR: 101, Bluegrass Small Business Development Center (August 16, 2007)
  • Confidentiality of Medical Records, Lorman Seminar (September 2006)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Kentucky, College of Allied Health, Health Law (Fall 2006)
  • HIPAA Flash Session, Fayette County Bar Association (Summer 2006)
  • Choosing the Right Corporate Entity for Your Business and Other Corporate Issues, NAWBO, Women Partnering for Success (April 2006)
  • Limiting Liability for Small Business, National Association of Women Business Owners (March 2006)
  • Kentucky Law Update, Update 2002, Health Law Hit Parade (November 2002)
  • HIPAA: A Primer, Kentucky Optometric Association (September 13, 2002)
  • Computer Assisted Legal Research for Kentucky Paralegals (June 7, 2002)
  • Navigating the HIPAA Minefield:  The New Patient Privacy Requirements (November 14, 2001)
  • Preventive Medicine for the Physician, Floyd County Medical Society (August 21, 2001)
  • PHOs, A U.S. Trend and Overview, The Health Lawyer, Vol. 12, No. 6 (August 2000)