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Thomas B. Smith is a part of the Johnson Pope Health Care Team, and has been involved with the health care industry for more than thirty-five years.   After receiving his Master in Business Administration specializing in hospital administration, he served in senior administrative positions with several hospitals in Florida for seven years, including serving as Assistant Director for a major 600 bed teaching hospital.  He then received his law degree and practiced health law in Tennessee for five years.  He has practiced health law in Florida for more than twenty-five years. His practice is exclusively in the health area, including a wide variety of business issues, reimbursement and regulatory issues, joint ventures, professional contracts, medical staff issues, physician group formation and representation and provider network formation and representation. Best Lawyers in America chose him as Tampa Bay Health Care lawyer of the year in 2015.

Distinctions & Memberships

  • Admitted to The Florida Bar, 1989
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • The Best Lawyers in America© since 2006, in the field of Health Care Law
  • Member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Member of the Health Law Section of The Florida Bar Association
  • Member of the ABA Forum on Health Law


  • University of South Carolina College of Law, J.D., 1984
  • University of Florida, M.B.A. in Hospital Administration, 1976
  • Florida State University, B.A., 1973

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