Thomas Barker

Partner, Co-Chair, Healthcare Practice - Washington, D.C.

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Thomas Barker has been a partner at Foley Hoag since March of 2009. Tom focuses his practice on complex federal and state health care legal and regulatory matters with a special expertise in Medicare and Medicaid law including coverage, reimbursement, and regulatory oversight. He is one of the authors of the firm's Medicaid & the Law blog,, which highlights and explains current legal and policy issues in the Medicaid program.

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  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1998
  • Jacksonville University, B.A. in English and Political Science, with honors, 1981

Professional Experience

  • George Washington University Medical Center, School of Public Health and Health Services, Assistant Professor of Health Law
  • Suffolk University School of Law, Adjunct Professor teaching courses in Medicare and Medicaid law, tax law issues in health care, and introductory health law

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  • Listed in THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA for Health Care Law (2016-2019)
  • Ranked by CHAMBERS USA: AMERICA'S LEADING LAWYERS FOR BUSINESS as one of Massachusetts' leading healthcare lawyers (2011-2019)
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Secretary’s Award for contributions to Administration’s health care initiatives (2002-2007)
  • Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida, Distinguished Alumni (2006)


  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Boston Bar Association
    • Health Law Section Steering Committee, Member; developed quarterly newsletter of Section
  • DC Bar
  • Federalist Society
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health
  • Cathedral of St. Matthew of the Apostle, Washington, D.C., October 2003 -– present
  • John Carroll Society
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
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Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Immigration Court