Eddie Williams III is a healthcare attorney in Holland & Knight's Tallahassee office. Mr. Williams practices in the firm's Healthcare Section and is a member of the Healthcare Regulatory Compliance Team. 

Mr. Williams is experienced in assisting and advising clients with state and federal healthcare regulatory issues including compliance, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and data privacy. His specific work experience includes:

  • work on a HIPAA gap analysis and compliance plan for a large dental clinic
  • analysis of privacy-related regulatory questions for a variety of healthcare entities
  • assisting long-term care clients (assisted-living facilities, skilled-nursing facilities, continuing care retirement communities) with state licensure and Medicare/Medicaid applications (initial and change of ownership), and residency and admission contracts
  • regulatory advice and counsel regarding healthcare regulation
  • assisting clients with responding to data breaches
  • assisting clients with pharmacy, healthcare clinic, healthcare clinic establishment and other licensure applications
  • assisting clients with various local healthcare permits, including biomedical waste, group care home and food sanitation permits

Mr. Williams also has experience assisting clients form nonprofit corporations and religious institutions in obtaining IRS §501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, state tax-exempt status and charitable solicitation registration.


  • Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, LL.M., Taxation
  • Albany State University, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • American Bar Association Health Law Section, eHealth, Privacy & Security Interest Group, Vice Chair, 2023-2024
  • Tallahassee Barristers Association
  • Leadership Tallahassee, Inc.
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Capital City Kiwanis Club Foundation
  • Timothy Training & Development Center, Inc.
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Health Care Law, 2023
  • Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2020
  • Holland & Knight Public and Charitable Service All-Star Award, 2017


Speaking Engagements