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Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2010 - 2019 (Health Care Law)

  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell TM
  • 2012 Leading Woman of Central Kentucky by Business Lexington
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers ®, 2007
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

  • American Jurisprudence Award for Trusts and Estates
  • Member, The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (Resident)


Kentucky, 1982

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1982

U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1982


University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, J.D., 1982

  • Honors: Member, Mortar Board
  • Honors: Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award for Trusts and Estates

University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, B.A., 1979

  • Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Honors: Phi Beta Sigma
  • Honors: Alpha Lambda Delta
  • Major: English
  • Minor: Business


Because healthcare is one of the most regulated areas in the country, one of the most difficult and important issues that healthcare providers face is compliance. Every healthcare provider needs to be aware of the need for compliance and for assistance in designing a program that is up-to-date with new regulatory initiatives and the Office of Inspector General’s annual Work Plan. With over 30 years of experience, I advise health care providers of all types, including health care facilities and services, nursing facilities, hospice providers, hospitals, physicians, nurse practitioners, rural health clinics, laboratory providers and federally qualified health care centers in the areas of health law, regulatory and corporate compliance, fraud and abuse (Anti-kickback Law, Stark II, etc.), and state regulatory matters including certificate of need and licensing.  In addition, I have represented clients in a class action against Kentucky Medicaid. I have also represented a number of providers in the various federal fraud initiatives as well as in Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, licensure, and business law matters. My work includes day-to-day counseling regarding compliance, reimbursement matters, employment problems, recruitment, preparation and review of provider contracts, and professional rights defense. I have counseled clients extensively on new and emerging issues in health care regulation, including compliance programs and codes of conduct, electronic medical records, and the ever evolving health care reform. I work to keep my clients well positioned and knowledgeable about regulatory matters and opportunities that include funding through federal initiatives and grant opportunities.


  • Non-Profit Institutions and Tax Exemption Issues
  • Medicare Fraud and Abuse (Including Self-Referral)
  • Corporate Compliance, Audits and Self-Disclosure
  • Physician Contracting
  • Acquisitions, including Physician Practice and Hospital Acquisitions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Management and Service Contracts
  • Tax-Exempt Financing
  • Governance
  • Medicaid and Medicare Reimbursement Appeals
  • Certificate of Need
  • Clinical Trials
  • Community and Critical Access Hospitals
  • Licensing and Certification Issues
  • Grant Writing and Administration
  • Professional Rights Defense

Kentucky Leader

Community/Civic Leadership

I am extremely active in civic affairs at the state and local level, including Hospice of the Bluegrass, Board Member; Bourbon County YMCA, Secretary Treasurer; Pioneering Health Communities Task Force, Chair; American Health Planning Association, Member; Fayette County Bar Association, Member; The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, Resident.

Professional Activities

  • American Health Planning Association, Member, 2011 - Present
  • The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, Resident, 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1990 - Present
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member, 1990 - Present
  • Fayette County Bar Association, Member, 1982 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 1982 - Present

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Seminars & Speaking Engagements





  • Kentucky Leader - Lisa English Hinkle - Paris-Bourbon County YMCA
  • Our Clients - Bluegrass Care Navigators
  • Webinar - What Health Providers Should Know: Overpayments and the False Claims Act
  • Lisa English Hinkle - Attorney Biography
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