Tonya S. Gierke

Healthcare Law


  • (501) 370-3350
  • (501) 244-5336


Tonya S. Gierke is a healthcare attorney who utilizes her background as a  compliance officer and her experience in medical record review to assist clients through complex legal issues. 

She is a Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC), Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC).

Her combination of legal and clinical experience, along with her compliance certifications, make her a unique resource for hospitals and healthcare professionals. 

Her practice area covers healthcare law including Stark, Anti-kickback, physician and hospital contracting, compliance and other regulatory matters.

Before joining the firm, she served for more than a decade as a compliance officer, risk manager and privacy officer in a hospital setting. 


  • R.N. Diploma, Methodist School of Nursing, 1990
  • B.S.N. Memphis State University, 1993
  • E.M.T. Associate Degree, Shelby County Community College, 1995
  • J.D. University of Memphis, 2003


  • Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC)
  • Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC)
  • Spoken at various conferences on a variety of healthcare topics ranging from patient safety issues to compliance issues.

Associations & Memberships

  • Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)
  • American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association


  • Arkansas
  • Tennessee

Additional Links

Attorneys Present at Healthcare Workshop

2017 OIG Work Plan

ArkBar Mock Trial

Lawyer With 26 Year Nursing Experience Hired in Medical Malpractice