Shannon Britton Hartsfield

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Shannon B. Hartsfield is a health lawyer whose practice focuses on corporate compliance, particularly in the regulatory and data privacy areas. She is Board Certified in Health Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education. She advises clients on state and federal matters, including healthcare compliance programs, internal investigations, HIPAA and data privacy, cybersecurity, data breaches, cyber liability and reducing risk, consumer protection relating to privacy, patient engagement, informed consent, genetic testing, long-term care, telemedicine, health technology, fraud and abuse, licensure, EMTALA, electronic medical records and prescription drug wholesaling.

Ms. Hartsfield's clients include health plans and insurers, medical technology companies, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, nursing homes, hospitals and large clinics, pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors, dental suppliers, veterinary supply wholesalers, pharmacies, tissue banks, medical and benefit management companies, religious institutions and data analytics companies, among others.

Ms. Hartsfield is a past Chair of the ABA Health Law Section's eHealth, Privacy & Security Interest Group.

Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide has recognized Ms. Hartsfield since 2006. Here are some excerpts from past editions:

  • From the 2019 guide: "Sources say she 'is an indisputable expert in HIPAA with great instincts for difficult questions.'"
  • From the 2018 guide: "According to impressed clients, Shannon is 'an expert on privacy matters' across the general healthcare industry. An interviewee adds: 'She really understands healthcare and is one of the most thorough people I have ever met. She is fabulous; she does everything so exceptionally well.' Others say: 'She's very responsive, gives great guidance and is my go-to person for anything that relates to privacy or security matters in HIPAA regulations.'"
  • From the 2016 guide: "Shannon Hartsfield Salimone advises on data privacy law, compliance matters and is regularly called upon to handle internal investigations and fraud and abuse claims. Described as 'brilliant' by clients, she is particularly known for her expertise in the pharmaceuticals industry."
  • From the 2015 guide: "Interviewees hold Shannon Hartsfield Salimone in high esteem as a 'deal-maker who never creates unnecessary impediments,' while noting that she 'has great depth of expertise and is an invaluable resource.' She has notable experience in advising on data privacy issues."

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Insurance Law, Health Care Law, 2005-2019
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Healthcare, 2006-2019
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2018
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2009, 2011  
  • Legal Media Group Guide to the Leading US Healthcare Lawyers, 2006
  • Rising Star, Holland & Knight, 2003
  • Volunteer of the Year, Florida's Second Judicial Circuit Family Law Guardian Ad Litem Program, 2001
  • Outstanding Young Healthcare Lawyer, Nightingale's Healthcare News, 2003
  • Law Review
  • Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law
  • Order of the Coif
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Phi Beta Kappa


  • The Florida Bar Health Law Section Newsletter, Editor
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Tallahassee Women Lawyers Association
  • Theatre Tallahassee
  • American Bar Association Health Law Section, Vice Chair, Policy Coordinating Committee, 2017-2019; Council Member, 2013-2016; Programs Executive Committee, Co-Chair, 2012-2013; Vice Chair, 2011-2012; Distance Learning Committee, Co-Chair, 2014-2016; eHealth, Privacy and Security Interest Group, Chair, 2003-2005; Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law Conference Co-Chair, 2009-2010
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Health Care Law Committee, Chair, 1999-2001
  • American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Specialization, 2018-2021; Coordinating Group on Bioethics and the Law, 2000-2001
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • Tallahassee Bar Association