C. Joyce Hall was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1987 and the Louisiana State Bar Association 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 assistance to victims through the Mississippi Bar.

Honors & Recognitions

  • American Jurisprudence awards
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA (2015-22, Corporate/Commercial; 2019-22, Corporate/Commercial: Municipal Finance)
  • Mississippi's 50 Leading Business Women (2009)
  • Mississippi Outstanding Young Lawyer (1994)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2013-24, Commercial Finance Law, Health Care Law, and Public Finance Law)
  • Mississippi Business Journal's Leadership in Law Award, Top Ten Recipient (2015) 

Community & Professional

  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section (2017-18, Immediate Past Chair; 2016–17, Chair; 2015–16, Chair Elect; 2014–15, Vice Chair; 2013–14, Section Secretary; 2010, Council Member;  2008–10, Interest Group Leadership Chair; 2005–07, Fraud and Compliance Interest Group Chair)
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • The Mississippi Bar (Business Law Section, Executive  Committee; 1993–94, Young Lawyers Division – Child Advocacy Committee, Chair)
  • Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC), Member
  • Mississippi Bar Mock Trial Competition
  • Governor's Office, Pro Bono Work
  • Pro bono work for victims of Hurricane Katrina through the Mississippi Bar

Articles & Publications

  • Stark and the Antikickback Statute in 60 Minutes or Less, Louisiana State Bar Association's Healthcare Fraud Seminar (2008)
  • Antikickback and Stark Fundamentals, Emerging Issues in Healthcare, sponsored by the ABA Health Law Section (2005)
  • Fraud and Abuse in Healthcare, The Louisiana Society of Hospital Attorneys 4th Annual Health Law Symposium (2003)
  • Exploring Issues in Mississippi Health Care, National Business Institute Seminar on Health Care Law (2002) (co-author)
  • 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)


  • "Health Care Compliance Boot Camp," Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, MS, April 12-13, 2018
  • "Enterprise Risk Management," Health Care Compliance Association, New Orleans, LA, April 21, 2017
  • "Regulatory Update-OIG Initiatives, Enforcement Trends, Task Force Updates and Other Recent Developments," ABA/HLS Physician Legal Issues Conference, Chicago, IL, June 9-10, 2016 (Moderator)
  • "Health Law Updates on Telemedicine, HIPAA and the ACA," Joint Meeting of the Alabama Orthopaedic Society and the Mississippi Orthopaedic Society, Point Clear, AL, May 12-14, 2016
  • "Hot Topics in Health Law," Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians, Ridgeland, MS, April 18, 2015
  • "Update on Healthcare Reform and the Effect on Physicians" and "Important Points in Physician Contracting," Mississippi Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Oxford, MS, May 1-3, 2014
  • "ACOs - the Basics, Where We Go from Here," Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians, July 20-23, 2014
  • "Status of Hospital/Physician Co-Management Arrangements," Mississippi Bar Health Law CLE, July 17, 2014
  • "ACO's - The Basics, Where We go from here," Mississippi Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Oxford, MS, April 11-13, 2013
  • "Stark and the Anti-Kickback Statute in 60 Minutes or Less," Louisiana State Bar Association, Healthcare Law Seminar, New Orleans, LA, April 11, 2008


Juris Doctor: Mississippi College School of Law, 1987, with special distinction

Bachelor's Degree: History/Pre-Law, Mississippi College, 1984, with special distinction