Archie is a nationally recognized leader in national healthcare and physician issues and serves as of-counsel with Levin Papantonio. In 1999 Archie organized a consortium of law firms to pursue a lawsuit against the deceptive trade practices and contract violations of eight of the nation’s largest health insurance companies.
Archie was the designated lead counsel in this massive HMO RICO (Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization Act) lawsuit. The case included over 60 healthcare companies and Archie was responsible for overseeing 26 law firms and over 170 lawyers in the prosecution of this case.
As lead negotiator in the HMO cases, he successfully resolved the claims with benefits to the class estimated to exceed $2 billion dollars. Archie’s clients included the California Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Medical Association of Georgia, Florida Medical Association, Louisiana State Medical Society, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Puerto Rico, and a large class of individual physicians and physician groups as well as independent pharmacists.
The first recipient of the California Medical Association’s prestigious President’s Award, Archie is a sought-after speaker on legal issues facing healthcare professionals. He has appeared before the American Medical Association as well as numerous state and local medical associations, bar groups, and legal and medical educational seminars.
Archie’s expertise in the healthcare arena has resulted in appearances on CNN and National Public Radio, as well as many regional and local television and radio programs. Litigation in which Archie has been involved has been featured in the American Bar Association Journal and other regional and local publications. He is a frequent contributor to business and legal publications in the area of healthcare law.
Archie attended Northeast Mississippi Junior College from 1973-75 on an athletic scholarship and played football and baseball. Archie attended Millsaps College on an athletic scholarship and played football and baseball, and is now a member of the school’s Sports Hall of Fame. He received his Juris Doctorate from Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama in 1987. Licensed in Alabama and Florida, Archie is a member of the Birmingham and American Bar Associations; the Florida Bar; the Alabama State Bar; the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Justice Association. Archie is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and all Alabama and Florida state and federal district courts.