Former Medical Association of Georgia Counsel
Trish focuses on representing physicians, medical practices and healthcare businesses. She is a graduate from the University of Georgia with a BA in political science and Emory University School of Law. While at Emory Law, Trish focused her degree in health law, authoring several essays on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). She interned with the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) throughout law school and transitioned into the role of Legal Counsel upon graduation.
The granddaughter of two physicians, Trish always has the physician’s best interests at heart and has represented over 7,800 physicians in her role as the head of the legal department for MAG over the last several years. She has a broad range of experience in the health law field ranging from medical staff bylaws to compliance with state and federal regulations. She has presented to several different groups over the last few years on a variety of health law topics, including the current advocacy efforts in Georgia on behalf of physicians. While at MAG, she prepared corporate contracts, memoranda, amicus briefs, and critical correspondence. She prepared draft legislation and worked closely with regulatory boards, including the Georgia Composite Medical Board, to ensure that physician rights are protected and advance.
Trish lives in Athens, Georgia, her hometown, with her husband, dog, and cat. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with family and cheering on the dawgs at every home football game.
Our Firm’s Focus
Hamil Little is a Georgia based business law firm whose lawyers are committed to providing excellent legal representation and sound advice in the specialized field of healthcare law. Among other types of physician representation, we represent physicians with regard to Medical Board and similar professional matters pending before the Georgia and South Carolina Medical Boards, Nursing Boards, Pharmacy Boards, and other professional licensing authorities. Medical Board investigations and disciplinary matters are by definition high stakes situations, as such may permanently impact a medical professional’s career; these types of legal engagements thus may require great care and meticulous effort. By State law, Medical Boards have authority to regulate physicians, physician assistants, orthotists, physician residents, pain management specialists, and acupuncturists, among other types of healthcare professionals. The mission of a Medical Board is to protect the health of a State’s residents by proper licensing of doctors and other medical professionals pursuant to a State Medical Practice Act. In most States, the Medical Board will comprise volunteer members appointed by the State’s Governor or other official. Some of the members may be actively practicing physicians. A Medical Board’s responsibilities may include, for example, investigating alleged malpractice settlements and complaints against healthcare professionals. The Georgia Medical Composite Board licenses over 45,000 professionals. Our law firm’s attorneys practice before the Georgia and South Carolina Medical Boards and other licensing entities. We have background, experience and knowledge that enables us to assist professionals in protecting their licenses and careers. If you have a question with regard to a Medical Board or other professional licensing matter, contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- J.D., Emory University School of Law, 2013
- B.A., University of Georgia, 2010