J. Felicia LeRay

191 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA 30303-1775

J. Felicia LeRay is an associate with Hall Booth Smith, P.C. in its healthcare practice.  She focuses her practice on the defense of long term care and residential care facilities, post-acute care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, community care retirement facilities, physicians, physician groups, hospitals, and integrated delivery systems.

Before joining Hall Booth Smith, P.C., Ms. LeRay served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit for the State of Georgia.  In that role, she investigated allegations of healthcare provider fraud in multimillion-dollar qui tam cases.  As such, she is well versed in government investigative techniques.

A former prosecutor, Ms. LeRay is able to effectively represent and advise healthcare clients in the areas of business strategy and transactions, fraud and abuse protection, regulatory compliance, and privacy and confidentiality matters.  She can assist healthcare providers and systems with the investigation of potential fraud, waste, or abuse issues, including all facets of the investigation, court proceedings, discovery, appeals, and settlement with whistleblowers, the United States Department of Justice, and the State Attorney General’s Office.

Before serving as an Assistant Attorney General, Ms. LeRay was a creditor’s rights attorney who represented mortgage creditors in the default setting. She was also a general practitioner in a solo practice and an associate in the corporate and securities practice group of an Atlanta-based international law firm, where she focused her practice on corporate transactional matters in the substantive areas of technology, real estate, and healthcare.

In addition to her diverse legal expertise, Ms. LeRay has considerable experience as a certified trauma nurse specialist, and she spent many years working at Grady Health System, which is Atlanta’s busiest Level I Trauma Center.  As such, she possesses a unique ability to combine her clinical expertise with her legal skills to provide impeccable service to all of her clients.

Ms. LeRay lives in Atlanta with her husband and daughters, and in her spare time enjoys competing in triathlons.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia, 2005
  • Georgia Court of Appeal, 2005
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Southern  District of Georgia, 2016

EDUCATION

  • B.S., School of Nursing, Hampton University,1996
  • J.D., Mercer University School of Law, 2005

PUBLICATIONS

Collecting Post-petition Pre-confirmation Attorneys’ Fees in Proofs of Claim, March 22, 2011.
Establishing Standing in an Era of Securitized Mortgage Pools, October 18, 2010.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Civil Liberties Union, 2016 – Present
  • American Health Lawyers Association, 2016 – Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member of the Health Law Section, 2005 – Present
  • Health Care Compliance Association, 2017 – Present
  • Chi Eta Phi (Nursing) Sorority, Inc., 1995 – Present
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, 2005 – Present
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, 2005 – Present
  • Human Rights Campaign, 2016 – Present
  • South Fulton Running Partners, Executive Committee  2016 – Present
  • U.S. Masters Swimming, 2016 – Present
  • USA Triathlon, 2013 – Present
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., 1995 – Present
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to welcome new associates to our Atlanta office team: Payton D. Bramlett and J. Felicia LeRay. Payton D. Bramlett joins

J. Felicia LeRay is an associate with Hall Booth Smith, P.C. in its healthcare practice.  She focuses her practice on the defense of long term care and residential care facilities, post-acute care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, community care retirement facilities, physicians, physician groups, hospitals, and integrated delivery systems.

Before joining Hall Booth Smith, P.C., Ms. LeRay served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit for the State of Georgia.  In that role, she investigated allegations of healthcare provider fraud in multimillion-dollar qui tam cases.  As such, she is well versed in government investigative techniques.

A former prosecutor, Ms. LeRay is able to effectively represent and advise healthcare clients in the areas of business strategy and transactions, fraud and abuse protection, regulatory compliance, and privacy and confidentiality matters.  She can assist healthcare providers and systems with the investigation of potential fraud, waste, or abuse issues, including all facets of the investigation, court proceedings, discovery, appeals, and settlement with whistleblowers, the United States Department of Justice, and the State Attorney General’s Office.

Before serving as an Assistant Attorney General, Ms. LeRay was a creditor’s rights attorney who represented mortgage creditors in the default setting. She was also a general practitioner in a solo practice and an associate in the corporate and securities practice group of an Atlanta-based international law firm, where she focused her practice on corporate transactional matters in the substantive areas of technology, real estate, and healthcare.

In addition to her diverse legal expertise, Ms. LeRay has considerable experience as a certified trauma nurse specialist, and she spent many years working at Grady Health System, which is Atlanta’s busiest Level I Trauma Center.  As such, she possesses a unique ability to combine her clinical expertise with her legal skills to provide impeccable service to all of her clients.

Ms. LeRay lives in Atlanta with her husband and daughters, and in her spare time enjoys competing in triathlons.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia, 2005
  • Georgia Court of Appeal, 2005
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Southern  District of Georgia, 2016

EDUCATION

  • B.S., School of Nursing, Hampton University,1996
  • J.D., Mercer University School of Law, 2005

PUBLICATIONS

Collecting Post-petition Pre-confirmation Attorneys’ Fees in Proofs of Claim, March 22, 2011.
Establishing Standing in an Era of Securitized Mortgage Pools, October 18, 2010.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Civil Liberties Union, 2016 – Present
  • American Health Lawyers Association, 2016 – Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member of the Health Law Section, 2005 – Present
  • Health Care Compliance Association, 2017 – Present
  • Chi Eta Phi (Nursing) Sorority, Inc., 1995 – Present
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, 2005 – Present
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, 2005 – Present
  • Human Rights Campaign, 2016 – Present
  • South Fulton Running Partners, Executive Committee  2016 – Present
  • U.S. Masters Swimming, 2016 – Present
  • USA Triathlon, 2013 – Present
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., 1995 – Present
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to welcome new associates to our Atlanta office team: Payton D. Bramlett and J. Felicia LeRay. Payton D. Bramlett joins