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Kirk S. Davis
Kirk S. Davis
Partner 
Chair, Healthcare Practice Group
401 East Jackson Street
Suite 1700
Tampa, FL 33602
 
Tel:
813.223.7333
Fax:
813.223.2837
 
 

Kirk Davis is the Akerman Healthcare Practice Group Chair. His practice areas include over 30 years of experience representing hospitals and other healthcare providers in healthcare litigation, principally medical malpractice and peer review. He has extensive experience in all aspects of medical staff matters from both the physician and hospital perspectives. Board certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law, Kirk is a former chair of The Florida Bar Health Law Certification Committee. He has been recognized by Chambers USA since 2005 and The Best Lawyers in America since 1995 in health law, litigation, and medical malpractice defense. As a member of the firm's Regulated Substances Task Force, Kirk also advises clients about the Federal, State and local laws that govern regulated substances, including medical marijuana, pharmaceuticals, and other controlled substances. He has served as an arbitrator in various healthcare related matters, and is a sought after speaker on health law topics.
 
Representative Experience
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Lotenfoe v. Pahk, 747 So. 2d 422 (Fla. 2d DCA 1999)
 
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Arango v. St. Anthony's Hospital, 683 So. 2d 120 (Fla. 2 DCA 1996)
 
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St. Anthony's Hospital v. Lewis, 652 So. 2d 386 (Fla. 2d DCA 1995)
 
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Henderson v. Holsonback, 608 So. 2d 815 (Fla. 2d DCA 1992)
 
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Mosley v. Hackman, 560 So. 2d 790 (Fla. 2d DCA 1990)
 
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Pinellas Emergency Mental Health Services, Inc. v. Richardson, 532 So. 2d 60 (Fla. 2d DCA 1988)
 
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Richardson v. Albury, 505 So. 2d 521 (Fla. 2d DCA 1987)
 
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Florida Power Corporation v. Barron, 481 So. 2d 1309 (Fla. 2d DCA 1986)
 
Awards & Recognition
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Board Certified in Health Law, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, 1995-present
 
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Chambers USA 2005-2014, Ranked in Florida for Healthcare
 
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The Best Lawyers in America 1995-2015, Listed in Florida for Health Care Law, Litigation and Medical Malpractice Law-Defendents
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2006-2010, 2012-2014 Listed in Florida for Health Care and Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense
 
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Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2005-2006, 2010-2012, Listed for Healthcare
 
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Florida Medical Business 2001, Recognized as Best Healthcare Attorney in Tampa
 
Published Works & Lectures
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Health Law Rx Blog, Editor
 
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Stetson Law Live Event, Panel Speaker, "Charlotte's Tangled Web - Considerations for How Doctors and Lawyers Might Avoid the Legal Entanglements of Medical Marijuana in Florida," October 10, 2014
 
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The Florida Bar Health Law Section, Speaker "Professional Credentialing and Peer Review, Medical Staff Governance and Bylaws, Institutional Operations and Risk Management" and "Patient Care Issues," March 8, 2014
 
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The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Certification Review Course, Speaker, "Advanced Health Law Topics," March 8, 2013
 
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All Children's Hospital, Bay Area Trauma Symposium, Speaker, "EMR Documentation-Legal Pitfalls," October 26, 2011
 
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Gulf Coast Health Information Management Association Education Symposium, Speaker, "The EHR, Knowing Which Version Is Legal...Priceless," May 19, 2012
 
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Aspatore Inside The Minds-Health Care Litigation Strategies, Author, Chapter 4, "The Increasing Complexity of Health Care Litigation," 2011
 
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Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations (5th Ed.), Chapter 14: "Health Information Management," Roberta Carroll, Editor, copyright 2007
 
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Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations (4th Ed.), Chapter 44: "Data Management," Roberta Carroll, Editor, copyright 2004
 
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Hillsborough County Trauma Audit Committee, Speaker, "Considerations of Florida Access to Care laws and EMTALA."
 
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Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations (3rd Ed.), Chapter 5: "Data Management," Roberta Carroll, Editor, copyright 2001
 
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Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations (2nd Ed.), Chapter 17: "Data Management," Roberta Carroll, Editor, copyright 1997
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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The Florida Bar, Health Law Certification Committee, Past Member, 1994-2003, Past Chair, 1998-1999, Past Vice-Chair, 1996-1997, 2000-2001; Health Law Section, Past Chair, 1992-1993; Executive Committee, Past Member, 1989-1993, Past Treasurer, 1989, Past Secretary, 1990; Continuing Legal Education Committee, Past Chair, 1990; Nominating Committee, Past Chair, 1993
 
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Florida Academy of Healthcare Attorneys, Past President, November 2004- November 2006; Board Member, 1996-2013
 
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American Health Lawyers Association, Member
 
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St. Petersburg Bar Association, Medical-Legal Liaison Committee, Past Chair, 1990-1991
 
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Clearwater Bar Association, Medical-Legal Liaison Committee, Past Chair 1993-1994
 

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Kirk S. Davis

Practice
Healthcare
Education
J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 1982
B.S., Stetson University, 1979; Biology, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions
Florida
 
 
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