Hamilton Barber is Of Counsel in our health care team, where he advises hospitals, physician practices, ancillary service providers, clinical laboratories, and other healthcare entities on compliance and reimbursement matters. His comprehensive understanding of healthcare law includes proficiency in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act (EKRA), and the Physician Self-Referral Law (“Stark Law”). He also assists clients with state and federal healthcare program audits and health care program enrollment adverse actions.

Hamilton brings exceptional experience to his legal practice. Before pursuing 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. In this role, he led his unit’s privacy program, promoting compliance with the Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Hamilton is also accredited as a VA-accredited attorney by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Hamilton’s passion for data security led him to complete an immersive cybersecurity training program. This, combined with his healthcare law experience, makes him uniquely qualified to assist healthcare organizations respond effectively to cybersecurity incidents and breaches. He holds the Microsoft Certified: Security Operations Analyst Associate, CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+), ISC2 Certified in Cybersecurity (CC), and ISC2 HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP) credentials.

Hamilton’s cybersecurity experience extends beyond healthcare, allowing him to advise clients on numerous issues. He assists clients with navigating regulatory disclosure obligations, including those required by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for cybersecurity incidents, and helps them manage contractual incident and breach requirements.

Community & Professional

South Carolina Bar Association





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


  • Dari
  • Persian-Farsi
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