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M. Hope Keating is board certified by The Florida Bar in appellate law and handles appeals for clients in both state and federal courts. Her areas of representation include all aspects of civil and administrative law. She also provides litigation support during all stages of litigation in all facets of law.

Hope regularly advises a myriad of health care facilities and providers on a wide array of complex and practical regulatory matters such as licensure, medical records, end-of-life issues, patient discharge, contracts, and Medicare and Medicaid certification.


  • Appellate
  • Health care
  • Administrative and regulatory



  • Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Appellate Law
  • Assistant for Congressional Relations and Special Assistant for Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Office of the Vice President and Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, The White House

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Appellate Practice; Health Care Law, 2010-2022
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Appellate Practice Group of the Year," 2010
  • Fellow, The American Bar Foundation
  • Board Member, St. Francis Wildlife Association
  • Inaugural Member, First District Appellate American Inn of Court
  • Past President, William H. Stafford American Inn of Court
  • Member, The Florida Bar
    • Animal Law Committee
    • Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section
    • Health Law Section
  • Member and Silver Owl, National Press Club
  • Sustaining Member, Junior League of Tallahassee
  • Past Board Member, American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Health Law Committee, Planning Board
  • Past Board Member, Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle, Inc., Board of Directors, 2007-2012
    • Past Chair, Philanthropy Committee


  • J.D., with high honors, Florida State University College of Law
    • Order of the Coif
    • Member, Law Review
  • M.S., Public Relations, American University
  • B.A., International Affairs, magna cum laude, Sweet Briar College
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • Florida
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida