J. Felicia LeRay is an associate with Hall Booth Smith, P.C. in its healthcare practice. She focuses her practice on the defense of long term care and residential care facilities, post-acute care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, community care retirement facilities, physicians, physician groups, hospitals, and integrated delivery systems.
Before joining Hall Booth Smith, P.C., Ms. LeRay served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit for the State of Georgia. In that role, she investigated allegations of healthcare provider fraud in multimillion-dollar qui tam cases. As such, she is well versed in government investigative techniques.
A former prosecutor, Ms. LeRay is able to effectively represent and advise healthcare clients in the areas of business strategy and transactions, fraud and abuse protection, regulatory compliance, and privacy and confidentiality matters. She can assist healthcare providers and systems with the investigation of potential fraud, waste, or abuse issues, including all facets of the investigation, court proceedings, discovery, appeals, and settlement with whistleblowers, the United States Department of Justice, and the State Attorney General's Office.
Before serving as an Assistant Attorney General, Ms. LeRay was a creditor's rights attorney who represented mortgage creditors in the default setting. She was also a general practitioner in a solo practice and an associate in the corporate and securities practice group of an Atlanta-based international law firm, where she focused her practice on corporate transactional matters in the substantive areas of technology, real estate, and healthcare.
In addition to her diverse legal expertise, Ms. LeRay has considerable experience as a certified trauma nurse specialist, and she spent many years working at Grady Health System, which is Atlanta's busiest Level I Trauma Center. As such, she possesses a unique ability to combine her clinical expertise with her legal skills to provide impeccable service to all of her clients.
Ms. LeRay lives in Atlanta with her husband and daughters, and in her spare time enjoys competing in triathlons.