J. Andrew Hughes



J. Andrew (Drew) Hughes is a 2009 graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law. After one year as law clerk to the Honorable Judge Daniel P. Jordan III of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Drew joined Buerger, Moseley & Carson as an associate in 2010. He focuses his practice primarily in the areas of health care operations law. He represents hospitals throughout the United States in matters concerning peer review, credentialing, HIPAA, EMTALA, accreditation, and board and medical staff bylaws. Drew has also presented educational seminars for hospitals and medical staffs on EMTALA and on medical staff bylaws, and he co-authored the article “When Interests Diverge: The Importance of Identifying the Client in Medical Staff Issues” in the American Health Lawyers Association magazine Connections in 2011. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Williamson County Bar Association, and the American Health Lawyers Association. While in law school Drew served as executive articles editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Transactional Law and was an associate problem editor for the Moot Court Board. He graduated magna cum laude from Rhodes College in 2001 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.


Areas of Practice

  • Health Care Law


  • Tennessee Bar, 2010

  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 2011


  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee, J.D., 2009

  • Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee, B.A., 2001

Published Works

  • When Interest Diverge:  The Importance of Identifying the Client in Medical Staff Issues,2011, American Health Lawyers Association magazine Connections.


  • Williamson County Bar Association

  • Tennessee Bar Association

  • American Bar Association