James M. “Chet” Barclay is "of counsel" to Kravitz Talamo & Leyton LLP and has been practicing law since 1969. He has specialized in administrative and governmental law with an emphasis on healthcare. Resident in Tallahassee, his practice has involved almost every area of state licensing in Florida. His administrative litigation experience includes defense of entities or individuals licensed by the State of Florida, bid protests, rule challenges and seeking declaratory statements from state agencies. Additionally, he formed a commercial HMO and several Medicaid HMOs. His practice has been concentrated on representing clients before the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration and the Florida Department of Health. He has tried well over 100 administrative cases before hearing officers or administrative law judges.
Mr. Barclay served as General Counsel to the Florida Patient Safety Corporation and helped it become the first Patient Safety Organization listed by the federal government. Mr. Barclay successfully defended winning bidders against challenges by competitors in bid protests before the Division of Administrative Hearings. He defends Medicaid providers against recoupment of overpayments and helps them reduce Medicaid recoupment. Mr. Barclay has participated in numerous continuing legal education programs, and audiocasts, at the state and national levels about HIPAA and other health care topics to a variety of state and national audiences.
Mr. Barclay received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida in 1963, and received his Juris Doctor degree from the Florida State University School of Law in 1969.