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Walter H. Cartin

Columbia | 803.253.6840
Fax | 803.255.8017

Walt Cartin practices in the area of health care law. He represents a diverse range of health care providers, including health systems (for-profit, not-for-profit and governmental), nursing homes, physician groups, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies and a variety of other entities focused on the provision of health care supplies and services. In addition to providing general corporate and operations counsel, he routinely represents clients in both litigation and transactional matters.

While in law school, Walt served as the senior articles editor of the South Carolina Law Review and as a member of the Honor Council. He received the Joseph O. Rogers Jr. Scholarship and, upon graduation, was awarded the Compleat Lawyer Award by the University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Association.

Before joining Parker Poe, Walt served as a captain in the United States Army Infantry. During his time in the military, he spent more than a year in Iraq, leading combat and nation-building operations. He also served as a special assistant to United States Congressman Joe Wilson of South Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District.

Representative Experience

  • Represents clients on Certificate of Need matters, self-referral and anti-kickback analysis, false claims defense (in both qui tam and nonjudicial proceedings), medical staff issues, and mergers and acquisitions
  • Analyzes, reviews and prepares a variety of health care contracts and represents clients in hospital-physician contractual disputes
  • Provides day-to-day counsel concerning operational and regulatory issues for hospitals
  • Represents clients in HIPAA and privacy litigation, as well as in matters pending before the Office for Civil Rights
  • Assists clients in navigating state and federal regulations of the health care industry
  • Advises clients with business formation and general corporate governance matters
  • Advises health care providers regarding Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement and reimbursement from other third-party payers, including representing clients in audits and reimbursement disputes with third-party payers (governmental and private)

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Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America in Health Care Litigation, 2021
  • Columbia Business Monthly's "Legal Elite" in Health Care Law, 2018-2019
  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of the Wig and Robe
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Phi Delta Phi


  • Richland County Bar Association, Executive Committee, 2018-present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • American Health Lawyers Association