David M. Hunt

David M. Hunt

David M. Hunt

Managing Member
Phone: 205-547-5552
Fax: 205-547-5621
Email: dhunt@hkh.law
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David Hunt assists privately-held companies and health care providers such as physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and home health agencies on a wide variety of legal issues including corporate governance, regulatory compliance, buying/selling assets, and litigation. David is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, a distinction he has held for more than 20 years. He has also been listed in the Best Lawyers in America for Health Care law since 2007.


Outside the office, you are likely to find David at a soccer or baseball field watching one of his children play sports.

Practice Groups

Health Care

Corporate Transactions

General and Complex Litigation

Regulatory Compliance and Government Relations


Bar Admissions

Alabama, 1991

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit



Rice University, B.A. Political Science and Government, 1988

Emory University School of Law, J.D. 1991


Professional Affiliations
Alabama State Bar Association


Publications and Speeches

“Managing Contracts with Service Providers,” Alabama Nursing Home Association Legal Compliance Seminar, January 12, 2014


“Certificate of Need Update,” Alabama Hospital Association Legal Update Seminar, February 18, 2012


“Arbitration in Long Term Care: Update on Alabama Law,” Alabama Nursing Home Association Long Term Care and the Law Seminar, January 22, 2008

“Corporate Compliance Programs,” Alabama Nursing Home Association Legal Compliance for Nursing Homes Seminar, January 24, 2007


“Hospital-Physician Joint Ventures” and “Physical Employment Agreements,” Seminar on Exploring Hospital/Physician Relationships in Alabama, June 28, 2001


“HIPAA Privacy Rules: Here Come the Feds…Again,” Healthcare Financial Management Association of Alabama Annual Institute, May 29, 2001


“Buying and Selling Medical Practices,” Health Law in Alabama seminar, March 13, 2001


Cases of Note

Noland Hospital Shelby, LLC v. Select Specialty Hospitals, Inc., 2015 Ala. Civ. App. Lexis 218 (upholding decision of agency to grant a Certificate of Need for relocation of hospital)


Select Specialty Hospitals, Inc. v. Alabama State Health Planning and Development Agency, 112 So. 3d 475 (Ala. Civ. App 2012) (reversing decision of agency to approval Certificate of Need modification)


Ex parte Wilbanks Health care Services, 986 So. 2d 422 (Ala. 2007) (reversing circuit court’s decision upholding Alabama Medicaid Agency’s disallowance of expenses; established principle that Medicaid is required to comply with Medicare principles of reimbursement and GAAP in interpreting its regulations)


Large v. Board of Managers of Birmingham Retirement & Relief System, 623 So. 2d 1174 (Ala. Civ. App. 1993)(reversing circuit court’s decision upholding Board’s discontinuation of disability allowance)