Richard Sanders, Esq.

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Rich Sanders is not only a healthcare attorney who has been named to The Best Lawyers in America from 2013-2017, he also manages over forty volunteer chaplains as President of the Board of Directors of the Interfaith Airport Chapel at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and is the founder of St. Michael’s Mission, Inc, a ministry organized to assist and serve veterans of the armed services.

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About Rich Sanders

Rich a healthcare attorney licensed in Georgia and Alabama, a bi-vocational priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, and a former US Navy intelligence officer who has a number of topics he can speak to on healthcare law, as well as faith in business and leadership.

After graduating from Duke University in 1992 with a double-major in political science and history, Rich earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Emory University School of Law in 1996, and he earned his Masters in Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in 2015. 

He and his wife Rebekah live in Buckhead and have three children: James, William and Caroline. They are members of the Cathedral of St. Philip (Episcopal) in Atlanta.

Rich's Expertise

Rich has the experience and stories to captivate your team – no matter the topic and audience. He engages audiences in the topics that matter most to them, so they can grow and share his passion for law, business, and faith in a professional and objective manner.

He has two vocations: healthcare law and also ministry to veterans and others. We offer the opportunity to have Rich as your keynote speaker with whichever hat you choose for him to wear.

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Richard D. Sanders, Esq.

An Honored Healthcare Attorney

Rich represents a variety of corporate clients and healthcare providers on a broad range of issues, including business transactions, fraud and abuse compliance (Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark), Certificate of Need (CON) issues, medical staff credentialing, Medicare reimbursement, antitrust policy, legislative activities, and assisting businesses in their relationships with federal and state regulatory agencies.

Rich advises clients in the formation of corporate entities and has represented his clients on a wide variety of corporate transactional work including corporate financing, private placements and corporate and regulatory compliance.  SOUTHERN HEALTH LAWYERS, LLC has an active mergers and acquisition practice, including work on stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, mergers and other forms of business combinations.

He has earned many honors for his professional accomplishments, including being named to The Best Lawyers in America for 2013-2017, awarded Emory University Professor of the Year, serving as President of the Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys.

As an attorney for more than 20 years, he can engage your team with the following topics:

  • Healthcare
  • Law
  • Business 
  • Service


Rev. Richard D. Sanders

A Trusted Spiritual Leader

Rich is a bi-vocational priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. He earned his Masters in Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in 2015.   He currently serves as a Priest Associate at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Roswell, Georgia.  His ministry at St. David’s includes preaching, leading worship services and guiding various ministries in a congregation with over 2,000 members.

He is the creator and founder of the charitable organization St. Michael’s Mission, Inc.  St. Michael’s Mission is a ministry organized to assist and serve veterans of the armed services, especially the growing population of homeless veterans in the Southeast.

Rich is also President of the Board of Directors of the Interfaith Airport Chapel at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport which has over 40 volunteer chaplains.

As a priest and leader of his congregation, Rich will inspire your team with the following topics:

  • Faith
  • Business
  • Service
  • Leadership


A Snapshot of what Rich Has to Offer

Subscribe to Rich's Weekly Health Law News Nuggets on YouTube to watch brief weekly recaps of the week's political and business developments designed for busy folks in the healthcare industry.  



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I've heard Rich Sanders speak many times in several different meeting formats. He's always informed, articulate, engaging and entertaining...a rare find in the regulatory/statutory environment.

Cary J. Kuhlmann
Executive Director (Ret.)
Medical Association of the State of Alabama

Our attendees are always excited when Rich is presenting whether it’s a local chapter meeting or the Georgia MGMA.  The word spreads fast when he is added to the agenda. He is very real and to the point.  Rich ROCKS! 

Elaine Cook
Executive Coordinator
Georgia Medical Group Management Association

Rich is a delightful and engaging speaker who connects to any audience. Rich shares his wealth of knowledge in a matter of fact way that translates complicated legal information into digestible interesting educational sessions.

Judith Forshee (Ret.)
Director, Education and Programming
Mississippi Hospital Association

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