Hamilton Barber is Of Counsel in our health care team, with a focus on assisting hospitals, physician practices, ancillary service providers, clinical laboratories, and other kinds of providers or suppliers in compliance and reimbursement matters. His practice also includes responding to state and federal health care program audits and health care program enrollment adverse actions.

Hamilton utilizes a world of experience when counseling the firm’s clients. Prior to his career in law, he served in the U.S. Air Force as an Imagery Analyst, working his way up to Imagery Mission Supervisor. He was the lead analyst for 25 Air Force Special Operations Command missions and over 200 intelligence-gathering missions. After leaving the Air Force in 2008, he continued providing support for U.S. Special Operations Command objectives until deciding to pursue higher education. Hamilton continued his service in the Air National Guard as a Dari and Persian-Farsi Cryptologic Language Analyst and led his Air National Guard unit’s privacy program, promoting privacy awareness and providing specialized training and direction. Hamilton is accredited as a VA-accredited attorney by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

After obtaining his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Hamilton earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law. During law school, he served as Technology Editor for the South Carolina Law Review, was admitted into the Order of the Wig and Robe, and received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for Advanced Legal Writing, Criminal Practice Clinic, Real Estate Transactions II, and Women and the Law.

After law school, Hamilton participated in an immersive cyber security training program and obtained wide-ranging cyber security and IT knowledge and experience, which allows him to better assist health care organizations respond to security incidents and breaches. Hamilton has earned the Microsoft Certified: Security Operations Analyst Associate credential, the ANSI-Accredited CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) credential through the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), and the ANSI-Accredited Certified in Cybersecurity (CC) and HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP) credentials through the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2.

Hamilton worked as a Summer Associate in our Columbia office for multiple years, gaining experience conducting legal research and drafting memoranda relating to various legal issues.

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Hamilton enjoys spending time with his family, watching mainstream anime, and reading epic fiction.

He also enjoys playing piano—whether live or in the studio. For more than a decade, Hamilton has played piano for churches in North Carolina, Virginia, and California.





  • State Bar: North Carolina, South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court: South Carolina
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Dari
  • Persian-Farsi
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