Hahnah Williams
Attorney at Law

Simply put, Hahnah defends and supports your ability to make a living. As a registered nurse turned lawyer with over 20 years of combined experience, Hahnah has walked a mile in your shoes.  Hahnah utilizes her unique perspective and insight when representing her clients. Indeed, Hahnah’s real-world experience gives her an edge over many other lawyers. Hahnah’s law practice focuses on the defense of nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, therapists, dentists, mental health professionals, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals in all aspects of professional license matters, including license applications, Board complaints and investigations, employer investigations, allegations of professional misconduct, allegations of drug diversion or abuse, and professional malpractice cases.  Hahnah also represents healthcare professionals in criminal matters and business transaction matters such as contract drafting, negotiation and business formation.

Education


Hahnah received her undergraduate degree from Clayton State University (B.S.N in nursing, cum laude, 2000) and earned her law degree from Mercer University School of Law (J.D. 2010).  She obtained her Georgia nursing license in 2000, and her Georgia Bar license in 2010.

Professional Associations


  • Member, Georgia Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Board Member, The American Association of Nurse Attorneys
  • Member, The American Nurses Association
  • Member, Georgia Nurses Association
  • Hahnah is the author and creator of the Georgia Nurses Association “Ask a Nurse” Attorney column where she answers general healthcare practice questions through an online web portal. Ask a Nurse Attorney Column Promo Video:

Recent Significant Engagements


Hahnah has defended healthcare professionals who were accused of the following allegations:

  • False documentation
  • Acting outside the scope of practice
  • Falsifying a license application
  • Diverting drugs
  • Being impaired on the job
  • Reporting drug and alcohol treatment
  • Violating the licensing Board’s rules and regulations for practice
  • Violence while at work
  • Several acts of professional misconduct after treating a patient
  • Disrespectful mannerisms and providing unsanitary care
  • Unprofessional social media posts
  • Violating HIPAA
  • Denial of license application for prior arrest, convictions, or drug/alcohol treatment
  • Denial of license application for nontraditional nursing school
  • Fraudulent prescriptions
  • Criminal arrests and/or conviction

Speaking Engagements & Publications


Hahnah is an author and speaker. She has conducted several seminars and webinars on legal issues in healthcare and regularly writes about these issues:

Invited Contributor – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 26, 2020
How To Protect Your Nursing License During COVID, Advice From a Nurse-Turned-Attorney

Task Force Chair, Editor in Chief, and Lead Author
April 2, 2020
The American Association of Nurse Attorneys’ (TAANA) Position Paper on COVID-19 

Speaker, Moderator & Sponsor – “Nurses Week Law Webinars” – Cosponsored by the Georgia Nurses Association 
May 6-12, 2020
Professional License and Business Law

Author – “Ask A Nurse Attorney” – Georgia Nursing Publication
March 2019 to present
https://www.nursingald.com/publications/2002

Author– “Ask A Nurse Attorney” – Georgia Nurses Association
March 2019 to present
https://georgianurses.nursingnetwork.com/nursing-news/160841-gna-introduces-new-column-ask-a-nurse-attorney-

Invited Speaker – Medical Staff Quarterly Meeting
December 2-6, 2019
Informed Consent and Disclosure – Key Considerations for Physicians

Invited Speaker –Clinical Staff Education Series
December 2-6, 2019
Legal Aspects of Disclosure, Consent, and EMTALA

Invited Speaker –Nonclinical Staff Education Series
December 2-6, 2019
Incident Reports, Disclosure, Restraints, and Social Media

Invited Speaker – Georgia Nurses Association and United Advance Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia – Unity Conference
Atlanta, Georgia
November 2, 2019
Hot Legal Topics in Nursing

Invited Speaker – Medical Staff Quarterly Meeting
December 5, 2018
Legal Aspects of Physician Documentation

Invited Speaker – Hospital Nurse Educator Retreat
Atlanta, Georgia
December 3, 2018
Legal Aspects of Nursing Education and Training

Invited Speaker – Hospital Clinical Staff Education Series
December 5, 2018
Legal Aspects of Clinical Documentation and Communication

Invited Speaker – Hospital Clinical Staff Education Series
October 22-24, 2018
Legal Aspects of Clinical Documentation and Communication

Hosted Event – For the Scrubs Education Series
Atlanta, Georgia
October 7, 2018
Legal Aspects of Nursing Documentation