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Shaddrick A. Haston, Esq.

Shaddrick "Shad" Haston, is a leading authority in the senior living industry, actively guiding assisted living facilities (ALFs), home health agencies, health care clinics, nursing homes, and other health related facilities/ businesses through the labyrinth of legal and administrative proceedings. He is a well-respected figure for his comprehensive liability defense strategies, consistently securing robust protection for senior living communities,  home health agencies and health care clinics. 

Regulatory Compliance and Healthcare Licensure Consultancy
Possessing an extensive background in healthcare licensure and compliance, Mr. Haston has committed many years advising facility owners and operators. He offers adept guidance on healthcare best practices, ensuring their operation remains within the bounds of legal and regulatory norms. His expertise extends to assisting with the expansion of existing facilities, initial licensure applications, Medicaid applications, and change of ownership applications, all crucial in upholding regulatory compliance.

Heading One of Florida's Key Healthcare Associations
Mr. Haston, with his impressive leadership skills, held the prestigious position of Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Assisted Living Association (FALA) for half a decade. This organization is Florida's largest and oldest assisted living trade body. Prior to FALA, he was the head of Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration’s Assisted Living Unit, thereby directing the licensure of all assisted living facilities, adult family care homes, and adult day care centers across the state.


Legal Career and Trial

With a formidable legal career, "Shad" has been a vital part of several assisted living, nursing home, home health, hospital, and clinical laboratory cases. His initial steps in the legal field saw him as an assistant Public Defender in Orange County, Florida, handling felony trial cases. He boasts an impressive record of over 28 jury trials and 15 bench trials.

Shad's Early Life and Education
Before embarking on his legal journey, Mr. Haston served the United States Navy as a hospital corpsman. After completing his service, he earned a Bachelors of Health Science degree from Campbell University. His academic pursuits continued at the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he achieved his Juris Doctorate.

Current Associations and Distinctions

Currently, Serves as a board member of the Florida Assisted Living Association. Besides his active roles, he holds the highly esteemed distinction of being AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a testament to his professional excellence in the legal realm. 

Shad A. Haston, through his invaluable contributions, continues to set new benchmarks in the senior living legal sector. His story serves as an inspiration, marking the relentless pursuit of professional excellence.


Martindale- Hubbel AV Rating
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