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Dinetia Newman


Dinetia Newman is a partner in the firm’s Jackson office and a member of the Healthcare practice group. A past president of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), she has spent her career representing hospitals and health systems, physicians, and ancillary service providers on regulatory, operational, and transactional matters including Medicare and Medicaid payment, Anti-kickback Act, Stark Law, EMTALA, HIPAA privacy and security compliance, state law licensure and Certificate of Need issues.

Dinetia is a past president of the Health Law Section of the Mississippi Bar, past-president of the Mississippi Chapter of HFMA, and past chair and co-chair of AHLA’s Regulation, Accreditation and Payment practice group. She is a frequent speaker and author both nationally and locally and has taught as an adjunct professor in health law at the University of Mississippi School of Law.


  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Healthcare, 2012-2016
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Health Care, 2006, 2008-2012
  • Symposium Editor, Mississippi Law Journal, 1988-1989

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Past President; current Chair of the AHLA Mentoring Committee; Chair of Executive and Nominating Committees 2012-2013; Chair, Programs Committee, 2011-2012; President-Elect Designate, 2010-2011; Treasurer, 2010-2011; Board of Directors’ member 2004-2014; Chair of the Membership Committee, 2009-2010; Secretary, 2008-2010; Chair Practice Groups Board Committee, 2007-2010; Member of Executive and Finance Committees; and Chair Quality Council 2007-2008; Regulation, Accreditation and Payment Practice Group Committee, 2001-2004
  • Mississippi Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) (President-2004)
  • The Mississippi Bar, Health Law Section, Chair, 1993-1994
  • Mississippi Conference on Music and Liturgy, Board, 2011-2016
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer of Mississippi by the Young Lawyers’ Division of the Mississippi Bar, 1993
  • President Northeast Mississippi Habitat for Humanity, 1993
  • Lee County Families First, Board, 2006-2008
  • Vestry, All Saints' Episcopal, Tupelo, MS, 2005-2008
  • Kids’ Count, Board  

You May Not Know

Prior to becoming an attorney, Dinetia and her husband raised, sold and trained Thoroughbred race horses and showed hunters and jumpers throughout the Southeast. Dinetia has performed as a vocalist in theatrical and church settings during her adult life and now enjoys singing to and with her four grandsons.