Craig Smith


Craig is a Partner with the global law firm Hogan Lovells, where he leads the firm’s Florida Health Law practice. For over 25 years, Craig has advised health care industry clients across the nation on complex regulatory, transactional, and dispute matters, and he also served as General Counsel for Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration. In that role, he supervised 42 lawyers across the State of Florida while advising the Agency Secretary and Florida’s Governor on Medicaid program policy and other complex health care regulatory matters. Chambers USA has consistently ranked Craig in the top tier of all health care lawyers in Florida. Craig has testified before Congress on health care policy issues and is a regular speaker on health care legal and regulatory matters. He graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Law and serves on that law school’s National Council.

Craig also spends significant time giving back to his community. He provides pro bono counsel to a non-profit women’s health care clinic and other non-profit groups, and he has served on the boards of numerous local non-profit organizations. In 2009, Craig was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame at Nova Southeastern University in recognition of his accomplishments while a four-year starter for Nova’s baseball team between 1988-1992. Craig is married to Joy Smith, a leading physical therapist who owns and operates The Joy of Therapy in Tallahassee, where she specializes in treating kids and adults with scoliosis. Craig also is the proud father of Emma, Michael and Maggie Smith.

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