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  A Concentrated Practice 

  • Administrative Law

  • Regulatory Litigation

  • Regulatory Licensure Defense

  • Professional Licensure Defense

  • Regulatory Compliance


The Haston Law Firm focuses in providing legal services to  healthcare providers licensed with the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration and licensed practitioners with the Florida Deparment of Health and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation in Florida. One of our core areas of practice is administrative law and licensure defense against administrative complaints, notices of intent to deny, and other actions taken by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) against regulated facilities.


With the firm's extensive knowledge of the complex regulatory landscape governing healthcare providers in Florida, the Haston Law Firm is equipped to help clients navigate the administrative process and protect their rights and interests. Mr. Haston is committed to providing personalized, effective representation to each client, ensuring that they receive the highest level of legal support throughout every stage of their case.

A predominant amount of the firm's practice is related to representing Assisted Living Facilities, Nursing Homes, Home Health Agencies, Health Care Clinics,  and Clinical Laboratories, and other AHCA regulated entities.  We can help with the following:

  • Licensing and regulatory enforcement

  • Disciplinary actions

  • Administrative hearings and adjudication

  • Administrative investigations

  • Plans of Corrections

Our office can assist you by building a strong defense against license revocation, penalties or sanctions, moratoriums, emergency license suspension, and other matters related to your license. We work aggressively on our clients' behalf to protect their livelihood when their professional licenses are on the line.


The Haston Law Firm has established a reputation for prioritizing resolution over litigation when dealing with licensed facilities that may face closure, revocation or suspension of their licenses. However, the firm's founder, Mr. Haston, is not afraid to go to court to provide a strong defense if necessary. The firm believes that fines and penalties can be fought, but a revocation, suspension, moratorium, or revocations of licensure requires detailed conversations and debates about the possible resolutions. Haston Law Firm is well-equipped to navigate complex licensing issues and advocate for their clients' best interests. This sometimes means structuring a settlement offer to bring to the licensure agency/department. Our goal is to achieve the most favorable outcome for their clients through proactive and strategic representation.


Licensure and professional compliance are crucial components of building a strong reputation and earning the trust of the community. In addition to these factors, compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements is essential for any business or professional seeking to operate in a regulated industry. As a former state regulator, I understand the importance of navigating these requirements and ensuring that all compliance obligations are met. Failure to do so can result in severe consequences, including fines, sanctions, and even loss of licensure. Therefore, it is essential for businesses and professionals to work with experienced attorneys who can provide guidance and support in navigating complex licensing and compliance issues. By prioritizing licensure and compliance, businesses and professionals can build a strong reputation, maintain community trust, and achieve long-term success.



The Haston Law Firm places the needs and goals of its clients at the center of everything it does. It is a vision that emphasizes excellence in legal knowledge and practice, but also recognizes the importance of client service and communication. A spectacular law firm is one that strives to make the legal process as simple and stress-free as possible for its clients, while also delivering outstanding results.


Such a law firm is not only highly skilled in their areas of practice, but also possess exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong relationships with clients. The firm is innovative and forward-thinking, always seeking out new technologies and methods to streamline legal processes and enhance the client experience. It is also committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and recognizes the importance of representing clients from all walks of life.

In a few words, the Haston Law Firm's Vision is one that is focused on achieving the best possible outcomes for clients, while also prioritizing exceptional client service,  great outcomes at a reasonable price.



Shad Haston


Phone: 813.738.3247

Mobile: 813.748.5054


The Haston
Law Firm


7901 4th Street North

Suite 300

St. Petersburg, Florida 33702

Tel:  813.738.3247


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