Kelly A. Thompson



Kelly Thompson is an associate and health care business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Her practice focuses on legal services for corporations, hospitals, physician practices, and other health care providers in the areas of business law and health regulatory compliance with a focus on federal and state fraud and abuse and licensure laws.

Ms. Thompson has assisted health care providers on various health and business law issues, including federal and state privacy laws, criminal and civil fraud and abuse laws, HIPAA, employment law, corporate law, billing and coding compliance, and legislative updates. Her experience includes drafting, revising, and negotiating contracts, drafting compliance memorandums, policies and procedures, employee handbook and training materials, preparing licensure applications, and corresponding with health care agencies on behalf of clients.


Ms. Thompson received her law degree from Florida State University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2013), where she was a member of Phi Delta Phi, Student Bar Association, and American Bar Association. During law school, she served as a student attorney for the Medical Legal Partnership assisting low-income individuals with obtaining disability benefits and immigration visas. Ms. Thompson received her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Florida State University (B.S., magna cum laude, 2010). Ms. Thompson was a member of the FSU Honors program, President’s List, Dean’s List, and Florida Bright Futures Medallion and 20th Century Scholarship Recipient.

Admissions and Affiliations 

Ms. Thompson is admitted to practice in Florida. She is currently a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association, and the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville.


Community Engagement

Ms. Thompson has served as a tutor with the Lawyers for Literacy program. Additionally, she served as a volunteer attorney for Project H.E.L.P, an organization that provides legal advice to homeless individuals in the areas of family law, landlord and tenant law, employment law, disability benefits and criminal law.

Representative Matters

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Foley advised a large clinical laboratory offering telepathology services across multiple states. The work involved counseling on rules under CLIA, state laboratory license requirements, and compliance with appropriate supervision levels for services provided in laboratories. Foley helped the company develop a centralized command center laboratory in Florida while receiving orders and specimens from pathologists across the United States.
Foley advised a telehealth provider inconnection with its plans to offer direct to patient telemedicine services to residents of the United States Virgin Islands during an active hurricane season. Foley’s work involved research and review of new legislation permitting non-resident doctors to provide services in USVI under special circumstances, enabling the company to expand its care offerings to residents of the islands in areas suffering from a severe physician shortage.