Overview

Mitch is an Associate in Maynard Nexsen’s Healthcare Practice. He works with healthcare providers and suppliers across the United States with the full range of regulatory, compliance and transactional matters directly impacting their business operations and goals.

With a LL.M. in Health Law and Policy and serving as President and founding member of the Student Health Lawyers Association while in law school, Mitch is a zealous advocate and passionate about healthcare law. He earned his J.D., cum laude, and LL.M. in Health Law and Policy from Cumberland School of Law, where he also served as Online Editor for the American Journal of Trial Advocacy and was awarded Scholar of Merit in several courses. He holds a B.A. in Political Science with a Minor in Professional Ethics, magna cum laude, from Valdosta State University.

Prior to joining Maynard, Mitch practiced at a boutique litigation firm in Birmingham, where he concentrated his practice in the areas of professional liability litigation, representing physicians, providers, engineers, architects, designers, brokers, safety consultants, and other professionals. Mitch represented professionals in federal and state courts in Alabama and Georgia and assisted the firm with cases in Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

Mitch and his wife, Hannah Hammitte Surface, who is also an attorney in Birmingham, met on the first day of law school at Cumberland School of Law in Professor/Judge T. Brad Bishop’s contracts class. Mitch and Hannah reside in Trussville with their two beautiful twin daughters—Mary Boyd and Margaret Surface. In their free time, Mitch and Hannah enjoy spending time with their girls, cooking, traveling, binging TV series, and relaxing on Mitch’s family’s farm in Nashville, Georgia.

Community & Professional

  • State Bar of Alabama
    • Member, Quality of Life, Health & Wellness Committee for 2023-2024; Co-Chair of the Lawyer Wellness Month Sub-Committee for 2023-2024.
    • Member, Bench and Bar Committee for 2023-2024.
    • Member, Young Lawyers Section.
    • Health Law Section.
  • State Bar of Georgia (Member, Young Lawyers Division; Health Law Section; Corporate Counsel Section)
  • Birmingham Bar Association (Member, Young Lawyers Section; CLE Committee)
  • Children’s of Alabama (Community Member, Ethics Committee)
  • Judge James Edwin Horton Inn of Court (Member)
  • American Health Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Cumberland School of Law’s Student Health Lawyers Association (Mentor)
  • Cumberland School of Law - Health Care Law CLE Planning Committee (Member)
  • Moderator, legal panel on the Current State of Medical Marijuana in Alabama at the annual Developments and Trends in Health Care Law 2023 CLE, sponsored by the Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, and the Health Law Section of the Alabama Bar. (September 8, 2023).

Experience

  • Advised on and oversaw hospital audit and investigation of Medicare overpayments, as well as the reporting to the Office of Inspector General's Self-Disclosure Protocol (SDP) and handling all direct communications with the OIG's lawyers, resulting in the lowest possible multiplier and credit for a previous reimbursement to Medicare.
  • Handled Medicare enrollment for multi-state CLIA laboratory.
  • Regularly advise provider startups, as well as providers on an ongoing basis.
  • Counsel national fulfillment company on requirements for the storage, distribution, and fulfillment of Hemp Products, including Cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabis.

Media

Insights

Author - Civil Procedure-Article III Cause-in-Fact Standing: Do Data Breach Victims Have Standing Before Compromised Data Is Misused?, 43 AM. J. TRIAL ADVOC. 503 (2020)

Author - Alabama’s Telemedicine Laws and Regulations: A Guide to Providing Access to Safe, Efficient, Effective, and Patient-Centered HealthCare in Alabama, 46 AM. J. TRIAL ADVOC. (2022)

Videos/Podcasts

Admissions

  • State Bar: Alabama, Georgia
  • U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle, Southern)

Clerkships

  • The Honorable Bill Reinhardt, Tifton Judicial Circuit
Jump to Page