NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - Jun 17, 2014) -   Waller, one of the nation's preeminent law firms serving the healthcare industry, recently received "Top Honors" from the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) for the firm's continued commitment to the advancement of professional development in healthcare law through its participation in the AHLA. The June 2014 issue of AHLA Connections magazine highlights Waller as the nation's fourth largest healthcare law firm based on AHLA membership with 152 current members. This is the firm's eighth consecutive year on the industry-esteemed "Top Ten" list.

"Waller is honored to be recognized among the nation's top law firms by the American Health Lawyers Association," said John Tishler, chairman of Waller. "More than three quarters of our lawyers are members of the organization, and Waller attorneys are frequently chosen to speak at AHLA conferences, seminars and programs. Our involvement with the AHLA is an important part of the firm's commitment to both the healthcare industry and our clients."

Waller also was recognized in the following categories as part of its 2014 AHLA Top Honors:

  • Most members in Tennessee
  • #1 ranking in the Southeast Region
  • Participation in 16 AHLA Practice Groups

Two Waller partners will be presenting at the AHLA In-House Counsel Program & Annual Meeting which will be held June 30-July 2 in New York City and attended by more than 1,000 attorneys from throughout the United States.

  • Kim Harvey Looney will address "The New Frontier: Physician Integration from the Trenches" in a panel discussion with Katrina English, General Counsel - Mercy Health Partners, and Robert Gerberry, Associate General Counsel - Summa Health System.
  • Mark W. Peters discuss "A Tale of Two Committees: MEC and HR in Physician Peer Review" in a presentation with Kathy Poppit, Shareholder - Cox Smith.

About American Health Lawyers Association
Leading health law to excellence through education, information, and dialogue, the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) is the nation's largest, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to legal issues in the healthcare field with more than 11,500 members. For more information, please visit

About Waller
Waller, a leading provider of legal services to the healthcare, financial services, retail and hospitality industries, is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. with offices in Birmingham, Ala., Austin, Tex., and Memphis, Tenn. With approximately 200 attorneys, Waller helps clients navigate a diverse range of complex transactional, regulatory and litigation issues. Founded in 1905, Waller has client relationships spanning decades because clients, time and again, come for the lawyer and stay for the firm®. For more information, please visit

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