John F. Gilroy III

John Gilroy has represented both governmental and private interests in administrative and business litigation since 1984. Mr. Gilroy returned to private practice in 2002 from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), where he had served as Chief Attorney for Health Care Facilities Regulation. Mr. Gilroy’s practice is concentrated in the areas of administrative and health law, representing regulated businesses statewide before executive agencies and Boards, the Division of Administrative Hearings and the State’s circuit and appellate courts. Mr. Gilroy is experienced in the litigation of licensure and administrative enforcement actions, rule challenges, certificate of need, Medicaid overpayment and receivership matters.
During seven years with AHCA, Mr. Gilroy worked closely with the agency’s Secretary and senior management in litigation strategy, policy development, rulemaking and legislative activities. As chief attorney, he managed a 10-12 lawyer section in three offices statewide, primarily engaged in regulatory enforcement litigation.

Mr. Gilroy’s administrative practice also includes a significant amount of work before the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (DABT), representing manufacturers (brewers), wholesale alcoholic beverage distributors and retail vendors in matters of beverage law enforcement and policy development. A former senior attorney for DABT, Mr. Gilroy now works with the agency Director, General Counsel and District offices in licensure, rule development and enforcement litigation involving beverage licensees.

Mr. Gilroy maintains strong relationships with key administrators and general counsel in a number of executive agencies, and provides effective and cost-efficient representation for regulated business clients in all matters of administrative law.

Mr. Gilroy is a 1984 graduate, with honors, of the Florida State University College of Law. Mr. Gilroy has presented seminars on health care law and litigation practice topics, including practice before the Division of Administrative Hearings, federal joint venture regulation and legal issues affecting the operation of assisted living facilities.