C. Joyce Hall


C. Joyce Hall was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1987 and the Louisiana bar in 1995. Her experience includes commercial transactions, public finance, corporate and health care law. In 1994, Joyce was named Mississippi's Outstanding Young Lawyer and one of Mississippi's 50 Leading Business Women in 2009. She is involved in several professional and civic organizations, and following Hurricane Katrina, provided pro bono work to victims through the Mississippi Bar.

Contact Information:

Telephone number: 601.965.1982
Email: jhall@watkinseager.com
Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
Commercial Lending and Finance
Economic Development and Governmental Incentives
Mergers and Acquisitions
Public Finance (Bonds)

Bachelor's Degree: History/Pre-Law, Mississippi College, 1984, with special distinction
Juris Doctor: Mississippi College School of Law, 1987, with special distinction

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  • American Jurisprudence Awards Recipient
  • AV Preeminent┬« Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA (2015-2017, Corporate/Commercial: Banking & Finance)
  • Mississippi's 50 Leading Business Women (2009)
  • Mississippi Outstanding Young Lawyer (1994)
  • The Best Lawyers in America┬« (2013 - 2018,Commercial Finance Law, Health Care Law, and Public Finance Law)
  • Top Ten Recipient of Mississippi Business Journal's Leadership in Law Award, 2015 


  • Author, "Parting Words...", Health esource, Vol. 13, No. 12, August 2017
  • Author, "Change", Health esource, Vol. 13. No. 11, July 2017
  • Author, "Strategic Plan", Health esource, Vol. 13. No. 10, June 2017
  • Author, "Prestigious Heritage", Health esource, Vol. 13. No. 9, May 2017
  • Author, "State of the Section Address", Health esource, Vol. 13 No. 8, April 2017
  • Author, "Who's Listening?", Health esource, Vol. 13 No. 7, March 2017
  • Author, "This Is Not a Test", Health esource, Vol. 13 No. 6, February 2017
  • Author, "The Affordable Care Act: Should it Stay or Should it Go?", Health esource, Vol. 13 No. 5, January 2017
  • Author, "The Gift", ABA Publications, Health esource, Vol 13. No. 4, December 2016
  • Author, "My Veteran", ABA Publications, Health esource, Vol. 13. No. 3, November, 2016
  • Author, "Think Pink", ABA Publications, Health esource, Vol. 13. No. 2, October, 2016
  • Author, "Going for Gold", ABA Publications, Health esource, Vol. 13. No. 1, September, 2016
  • Author, What I Wish I Had Known, ABA Young Lawyers Division Health Law Newsletter Committee Newsletter, Spring 2016
  • Co-author of Organization, Operation, Sale or Dissolution of Ancillary Facilities: The Physician Point of View, National Health Lawyers Association Conference on Physicians and Hospitals:  Business Transactions and Medical Staff Issues (April, 1996)
  • Co-author of Exploring Issues in Mississippi Health Care, National Business Institute Seminar on Health Care Law (2002)
  • Fraud and Abuse in Healthcare, The Louisiana Society of Hospital Attorneys 4th Annual Health Law Symposium (2003)
  • Antikickback and Stark Fundamentals, Emerging Issues in Healthcare, sponsored by the ABA Health Law Section (2005)
  • Stark and the Antikickback Statute in 60 Minutes or Less, Louisiana State Bar Association's Healthcare Fraud Seminar (2008)

Professional And Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association Health Law Section, Chair (2016-2017), Chair Elect (2015-2016), Vice Chair (2014 - 2015), Health Law Section - Section Secretary (2013 - 2014), Council Member, (2010), Interest Group Leadership Chair (2008-2010), Fraud and Compliance Interest Group Chair (2005-2007)
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • The Mississippi Bar Executive Committee, Business Law Section
  • Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC), Member
  • Child Advocacy Committee of the Mississippi Bar, Young Lawyers Division, Chairman (1993-1994)
  • Stewpot Community Services
  • Mississippi Bar Mock Trial Competition
  • Governor's Office, Pro Bono Work
  • Pro bono work for victims of Hurricane Katrina through the Mississippi Bar

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Enterprise Risk Management" New Orleans, Louisiana, Health Care Compliance Association April 21, 2017
  • Moderator, "Regulatory Update-OIG Initiatives, Enforcement Trends, Task Force Updates and Other Recent Developments" Chicago, IL, ABA/HLS Physician Legal Issues Conference June 9-10, 2016
  • Speaker, "Health Law Updates on Telemedicine, HIPAA and the ACA" Point Clear, AL, Joint Meeting of the Alabama Orthopaedic Society and the Mississippi Orthopaedic Society, May 12-14, 2016
  • Speaker, "Hot Topics in Health Law" Ridgeland, Mississippi, Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians, April 18, 2015
  • Speaker, "Update on Healthcare Reform and the Effect on Physicians" and "Important Points in Physician Contracting," Oxford, Mississippi, Mississippi Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting May 1-3, 2014
  • Speaker, "ACOs - the Basics, Where We Go from Here," Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians, July 20-23, 2014
  • Speaker, "Status of Hospital/Physician Co-Management Arrangements," Mississippi Bar Health Law CLE, July 17, 2014
  • Speaker, "ACO's - The Basics, Where We go from here," Oxford, Mississippi, Mississippi Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting April 11-13, 2013
  • Speaker, "Stark and the Anti-Kickback Statute in 60 Minutes or Less," New Orleans, Louisiana, Louisiana State Bar Association, Healthcare Law Seminar, April 11, 2008