Hamilton Barber is an associate with Nexsen Pruet’s health care team, with a focus on assisting hospitals, physician practices, ancillary service providers, clinical laboratories, and other medical facilities in compliance and reimbursement matters. His practice also includes responding to state and federal health care program audits and health care program enrollment adverse actions.

Hamilton utilizes a world of experience when counseling the firm’s clients. Prior to his career in law, he served in the U.S. Air Force as an Imagery Analyst, working his way up to Imagery Mission Supervisor. He was the lead analyst for 25 Air Force Special Operations Command missions and over 200 intelligence-gathering missions. After leaving the Air Force in 2008, he continued providing support for U.S. Special Operations Command objectives until deciding to pursue higher education. Hamilton continued his service in the Air National Guard as a Dari and Persian-Farsi Cryptologic Language Analyst.

After obtaining his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Hamilton earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law. During law school, he served as Technology Editor for the South Carolina Law Review, was admitted into the Order of the Wig and Robe, and received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for Advanced Legal Writing, Criminal Practice Clinic, Real Estate Transactions II, and Women and the Law.

Hamilton worked as a Summer Associate in Nexsen Pruet’s Columbia office for multiple years, gaining experience conducting legal research and drafting memoranda relating to various legal issues.

Community & Professional

South Carolina Bar Association

Outside Nexsen Pruet

Hamilton enjoys spending time with his family, watching mainstream anime, and reading epic fiction.

He also enjoys playing piano—whether live or in the studio. For more than a decade, Hamilton has played piano for churches in North Carolina, Virginia, and California.




  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • US District Court for the District of South Carolina


  • Dari
  • Persian-Farsi
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