John B. Hardcastle , Jr. - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

John B. Hardcastle , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1997

Jay Hardcastle advises hospitals, surgery centers, physicians (with a particular emphasis in radiology), long-term care providers, imaging centers, cancer centers and other participants in the health care industry in connection with joint venture formation, general regulatory issues, corporate matters, and the purchase and sale of health care facilities. Jay also focuses on drafting contracts for providers and physicians, advising clients on Medicare and Medicaid issues, providing assistance in the defense of whistleblower claims and advising tax-exempt entities in the health care area.

Jay was the Managing Director of Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry, PLC at the time of its merger with Bradley Arant Rose & White LLP to form Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. Jay is a past chairman of the Tennessee Bar Association Health Law Section and of the Nashville Bar Association Health Law Committee. Jay is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, Nashville Bar Association (Past Chair, Health Law Committee), Tennessee Bar Association (Past Chair, Health Law Section) and the American Bar Association (Health Law Section). Jay has served on many boards of directors of local non-profits, including the boards of the Nashville Symphony, Friends of Radnor Lake, The Conservancy for Centennial Park and the Parthenon, and Nashville’s Table (now part of Second Harvest Food Bank).

University of PennsylvaniaBA 1984Vanderbilt University School of LawJ.D. 1987
American Bar AssociationTennessee Bar AssociationNashville Bar AssociationAmerican Health Lawyers Association

Client Comments

"Jay has been invaluable with his expertise in health care. He has forgotten more than most of us know in this area. He is responsive and represents his clients very well."

-Clete Walker
Surgical Care Affiliates

"Jay has a deep knowledge of our business and industry. Jay is particularly effective because he gives practical advice and does not "overlawyer" matters. This makes him more cost effective than his peers."

"John Hardcastle is very quick and knowledgeable in the health care arena. He grasps the business principles and health care implications of legal issues saving time and dollars."

"Jay Hardcastle is what we in Texas call "the real deal." His superior technical skills - in a very complex area of the law - are just table stakes. What makes him extraordinary is his ability to resolve even the knottiest problems with creativity and practicality. Add to that an unflappable demeanor and a wry sense of humor, and you have an indispensable legal resource. That's why we turn to Jay again and again for advice and counsel."

-Rebecca Hurley
SVP, General Counsel, and Secretary
Triad Hospitals, Inc.

"In the almost 20 years that I have worked with Jay, he has been an invaluable partner to our organization and has assisted me personally with countless opportunities and challenges. It has not been our approach to rely on counsel to simply "draw up the papers" or "review the contracts for signature." Jay, an excellent representative of the Bradley Arant Boult Cummings team, is often with us at the table when opportunities are at the "twinkle-in-the-eye" stage, or when potential problems are little more than a distant "speck" on the horizon. Our investment in that early involvement has allowed us to benefit from Jay's vast healthcare experience, superb regulatory knowledge, and great practical insight. Over the years, he has assisted us in "design," "transaction," "re-tool" and "unwind" phases of various projects and key strategic initiatives. He has consistently been responsive when timetables are beyond our control - with an ideal balance of well-reasoned counsel and innovative approaches. "

-Tom Blankenship
Vice President, Business Development
Saint Thomas Health Services

Office Location

Roundabout Plaza, Suite 700
1600 Division Street
Nashville, TN 37203
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2010 Lawyer of the Year in Health Care Law of the Nashville Metro Area
John B. Hardcastle, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2010!

Practice Areas

Corporate Law
Health Care Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law