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Paul R. Hales

Health care Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

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also known as Hales Law Group

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Practice area
  1. Health care
    The Hales Law Group focuses exclusively on United States Health Information Privacy and Security Law. We advise HIPAA covered entities and business associates throughout the United States and business associates in Europe, Asia, Africa and Canada.

    22 years

Paul Hales is a graduate of Columbia University Law School and is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. He manages an international health privacy law consulting practice and is the author of The HIPAA E-Tool, Internet-based, easy to use compliance software that is fully aligned with all 180 HIPAA Audit protocols and has separate editions for health care providers, health plans, business associates and third party administrators. Before specializing exclusively on health privacy law he worked in private practice as a litigator and appellate lawyer on complex civil cases and also served as outside general counsel for business, healthcare and nonprofit organizations.

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Paul R. Hales
Attorney at Law
Licensed for 49 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 1973
Updated 01/01/2023

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Hales Law Group
8820 Ladue Road
Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO, 63124


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Posted by Jesse | January 29, 2011
An Excellent Attorney
Paul Hales has represented me and my businesses for a number of years. He always has time for me when I need to talk and he has always given me good, practical advice. Mr. Hales does the usual things a business lawyer does like reviewing and writing contracts. But he does something more. He calmly goes through the issues and helps me come up with practical solutions. I value his wisdom as much as I value his legal expertise.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hales Law Group
  • 1991 - Present


  • Columbia University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • Wesleyan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1967

Legal Cases

  • Liddell v. Board of Education
  • 26 years of Litigation Resolved by Settlement


  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Health Information Management Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Health and Hospital Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Bar of the United States Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Master
  • 1973 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • St. Louis Community College Foundation
  • Chair
  • 1999 - 2002
  • St. Louis Career Education District
  • Planning Coordinator
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Metropolitan Coordinating Council
  • General Counsel
  • 1991 - 1994
  • Leadership St. Louis
  • Board of Directors
  • 1985 - 1991
  • Citizens for Modern Transit
  • Board of Directors
  • 1983 - 1990
  • St. Louis Country Day School
  • Board of Trustees
  • 1983 - 1989
  • Aid to Victims of Crime, Inc.
  • Chair
  • 1976 - 1978
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Exemplary Voluntary Service Award
  • St. Louis Black Leadership Roundtable
  • 2003
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • St. Louis Congregations Allied for Community Improvement
  • 1995
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • St. Louis Jaycees
  • 1975
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • St. Louis County Jaycees
  • 1974
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • United States Army
  • 1970
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Speaking Engagements

  • Enterprise Bank & Trust Medical Advisory Board
  • Regional Government in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area
  • 2010
  • 2010 Media Literacy Planning Conference
  • Media and Health Literacy
  • 2010
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Estate planning Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Endorsement: I endorse Paul Hales without reservation. I have worked with him on various matters and found that his experience and ability to think through and solve problems has been most valuable. I know how much he cares about his clients and how hard he works on each case. His background in litigation is a real plus in helping clients avoid situations that might lead to litigation. I like his theory that no one really wins a trial - one party just loses a little less than the other. He is a skilled estate planning, business and health care attorney. I have seen how clients find it easy to work with him as do other lawyers. He also does a lot of work in the community and has a genuine commitment to helping make the St. Louis Region a better place."
General practice Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Paul Hales and recommend him highly. He has achieved both a deep understanding of the law and a comfortable way of working with clients through his years of experience. I appreciate the way he can analyze and explain complex legal matters clearly. He is a mentor to other lawyers and he has particular expertise in estate planning, wealth preservation and business matters. He is also deeply involved in the community and nonprofit work. I appreciate his genuine concern for his clients, the effort he puts into understanding their particular needs and circumstances and explaining the issues and their options."
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