John R. Voigt

Retired Founding Member

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Mr. Voigt heads Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison’s healthcare law practice, spending the majority of his time representing providers and provider-owned and affiliated entities of all types including physicians and physician groups of all sizes, hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, sleep centers, independent practice associations and medical malpractice insurance companies, with a significant emphasis on the governance and regulatory aspects of these businesses. Mr. Voigt has significant experience with internal medical group issues, governmental investigations and inquiries, hospital-physician integration, and medical practice combinations including mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. Mr. Voigt’s practice also covers the more general areas of business organization law including limited liability companies, corporations, and partnerships in all aspects of their operations.

Mr. Voigt is a graduate of Emory University School of Law, where he served as managing editor of the Emory Law Review. Prior to attending Emory, Mr. Voigt received his M.B.A. from Wharton, where he was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and served as the CEO of the Georgia Medical Care Foundation, a medical peer review organization affiliated with the Medical Association of Georgia. Mr. Voigt received his bachelor’s degree from Carleton College.

Education & Bar Admissions


  • J.D., Emory University, 1981
  • M.B.A., Wharton, 1972
  • B.A., Carleton College, 1968

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Tennessee
Recognition & Publications


  • Woodward/White: The Best Lawyers in America 1991-Present (Corporate Law; Healthcare Law)
  • Woodward/White: The Best Lawyers In America Lawyer of the Year 2014 (Healthcare Law)
  • Nashville Medical News 2021 Healthcare Leader
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare Law
  • The Best of the U.S. 2006-Present (Healthcare)
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers 2003-Present (Healthcare)
  • Guide to Leading U.S. Healthcare Lawyers 2006-Present
  • Business Tennessee Magazine 150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee 2005-2010
  • Nashville Medical News InCharge List 2011-Present
  • Nashville Business Journal Healthcare Hero
  • Nashville Business Journal Healthcare 100, 2002-Present
  • Nashville Business Journal Best of the Bar 2003, 2006-Present (Healthcare)
  • Nashville Post 100 Best Lawyers in Nashville (Healthcare-Transactional)
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers 2006-Present (Healthcare)
Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Nashville and Tennessee Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Past chairman of the Tennessee Bar Association Health Law Forum
  • Past program chair for the Tennessee Bar Association’s Health Law Primer
  • Health Law Sections of the Nashville Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the State Bar of Georgia
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Telemedicine Association
  • Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation

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