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John William Nisbett

About me

The focus of my practice is general litigation with emphasis in healthcare law (including False Claims Act litigation, Medicare/Medicaid audit defense, and regulatory compliance), commercial/business litigation, insurance bad faith, employment law (noncompete cases and disputes arising from employment contracts), and administrative law. I also maintain an appellate practice with past representation in the contexts of traditional appeals to both the Mississippi Supreme Court and to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit as well as appeals from administrative agency determinations.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
    Less than 1 year
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    Less than 1 year
  3. Health Care: 20%
    Less than 1 year
  4. Employment: 10%
    Less than 1 year
  5. Other: 20%
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Hourly ($200-250/hour), contingent (40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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    John is the hardest working and most dedicated attorney that I know. His mental agility and commitment to his cause is unparalleled.


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Contact info

Heilman Law Group, P.A.

Meadowbrook Office Park
4266 I-55 North, Suite 106
Jackson, MS, 39211


MSAuthorized to practice law200907/18/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2015
AV Preeminent RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Leadership in Law - Class of 2014 - Top 40Mississippi Business Journal2014
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2014
Best Comment AwardMCSOL2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHeilman Law Group2008 - Present
Board MemberMeadowbrook Preschool2008 - Present
EducatorSt. Joseph Catholic School2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Health Law SectionVice Chair Distance Learning Committee2016 - Present
Madison County Bar AssociationMember2016 - Present
Wind Dance Homeowners' AssociationLegal Counsel2010 - Present
Fifth Circuit Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern Districts of MississippiMember2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of MississippiMember2009 - Present
Mississippi BarMember of Civil Appellate Practice Committee2009 - Present
American Bar Association, Health Law SectionVice Chair, Distance Learning Committee2015 - 2016
American Bar Association, Health Law SectionVice Chair of the Health Law Committee for the YLD2013 - 2014
Mississippi Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bronk v. Hobson, 2014 WL 6843598 (Miss. 2014)successfully argued case before the Mississippi Supreme Court; reversed and remanded
Boyd ex rel. Mastin v. Nunez, 135 So. 3d 114 (Miss. 2014)reversed and remanded
Great American E & S Ins. Co. v. Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., 100 So. 3d 420 (Miss. 2012)Court of Appeals affirmed in part and reversed in part; Circuit Court affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded
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Publication nameTitleDate
ABA The Young LawyerThe Three-Headed Monster of Healthcare Fraud Enforcement: the False Claims Act, Stark Law, and the Anti-Kickback Statute2015
ABA The Health LawyerHealthcare Recovery Actions Brought Under The False Claims Act: The Devil Is in the Details When It Comes to Insurance Coverage2015
The MDLA QuarterlyMedicare Compliance Enforcement Trends: Recovery Efforts Brought Under the False Claims Act and Defending the RAC Audit2013
Mississippi College Law ReviewCheckmate: How Sexual Predators in (Your)Space Have Strategically Employed Existing Cyber-Laws to Outflank their Prey2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mississippi College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of Mississippi School of LawBiologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Mississippi State UniversityN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Navigating Insurance Coverage Issues in the Face of Allegations of False Claims Act ViolationsPotential for Insurance Coverage for Allegations of Allegations of Violation of the False Claims Act2016