Joe Huff focuses his practice on civil litigation law. He has had significant involvement in a broad range of business and commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts. Much of Mr. Huff’s litigation experience has come in the context of counseling and representing hospital systems, physicians and physician groups in litigation and operational matters. His experience includes representing hospitals and physicians in: commercial litigation arising from business transactions in healthcare, to include the purchase and sale of hospitals; internal investigations arising from regulatory inquiries (Stark and False Claims Act); self-disclosure of hospital billing and physician contract practices deemed subject to regulatory scrutiny; medical malpractice matters; prosecution of physician privilege revocation proceedings on behalf of hospital clients; defense of qui tam actions against hospitals; EMTALA litigation; and HIPAA matters. In addition to his complex commercial litigation practice, Mr. Huff has also been involved in a number of substantial plaintiff’s personal injury matters and continues to work within the firm’s Catastrophic Injury team.

Mr. Huff was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® in 2017 and the five years immediately preceding. He was also recognized as a 2016 "Augusta Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants by The Best Lawyers in America®. Mr. Huff was named a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in the area of Business Litigation in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Huff is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Professional & Community Activities

Augusta Ronald McDonald House, Former President of the Board of Directors

Augusta Symphony, Former Board President, Executive Board, Vice President of Personnel, Counsel

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Elder

Leadership Augusta, Class of 1996

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D. (1991)

    cum laude

  • Presbyterian College, B.A., English (1988)

    summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (1991)

Who We Are

Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene St., Suite 230
Augusta, GA, 30901
USA
t +1 706.823.4202
f +1 706.828.4453
Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
USA
t +1 404.815.6025

Joseph H. Huff

Experience Highlights

Litigation for health care institutional system
Represented an institutional health care system in a qui tam action brought by a former staff anesthesiologist who alleged improper billing of more
Health care litigation for hospital system
Represented hospital system in investigating potential Stark and anti-kickback law violations and subsequently in the preparation and submission of a more
Wrongful death from mid-air collision
Successful settlement for the family of the pilot of small jet who was killed in a mid-air collision that resulted from error by the pilot of more
Represented medical practice in False Claims Act litigation
Reached a favorable settlement with a relator, the federal government and State of Georgia for a medical practice in a Federal False Claims Act more