Nathan H. Lykins

Healthcare providers rely on Nate Lykins for compliance advice and counsel on federal and state healthcare regulations, including the Stark Law, the Anti-kickback Statute, HIPAA, and state-specific patient privacy laws. Nate’s practice includes day-to-day operational issues such as licensing, medical staff contract issues, and Medicare certification and reimbursement. He also assists in the regulatory aspects of healthcare transactional matters involving  mergers, acquisitions, syndications, joint ventures, and divestitures.

Prior to joining Waller, Nate gained experience as a Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Frank G. Clement, Jr. in the Tennessee Court of Appeals.


  • Member, Nashville and Tennessee Bar Associations

Prior Affiliations

  • Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Frank G. Clement, Jr., Tennessee Court of Appeals, 2015-2016
  • English Teacher, Shoochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China


  • J.D., Belmont University College of Law, 2014
    • Articles Editor, Belmont Law Review
    • Bruin Scholarship Recipient
  • B.A., cum laude, Furman University, Philosophy, 2008

Legal Services

Industries Served

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee

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A Memphis native, Nate is an avid reader who numbers David Foster Wallace among his favorite writers. Nate also spends considerable time and energy keeping the plants in his yard alive; the results, sadly, have been mixed.