Tennessee Justice Center
301 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37201
G. Gordon Bonnyman, Jr., Esq., is a lawyer and the executive director of the Tennessee Justice Center, a non-profit public interest law firm serving low-income families. He has practiced poverty law since 1973, with much of his advocacy focusing on health care financing, quality, and access. His work on long-term care has included nursing home litigation, advocacy for home and community-based services, and policy advocacy related to managed long-term care.
Mr. Bonnyman has been involved in numerous major health care litigation, including cases related to revision of federal Hill-Burton regulations governing hospital provision of indigent care; challenging conditions in facilities for people with mental disabilities; barring racial discrimination in long-term care; challenging Medicaid mothers’ lack of access to prenatal care; enforcing federal and state nursing home standards; establishing procedural rights for Medicaid beneficiaries; challenging hospital pricing and patient dumping practices; seeking minority health data from federally funded health care providers; and protecting Medicare and Medicaid home health benefits. Mr. Bonnyman has served as counsel for Medicaid beneficiaries with disabilities before the U.S. Supreme Court; has represented nursing home reform group and low-income health care consumer coalitions before legislative and administrative agencies; and has served as an advocate for beneficiaries in the implementation of TennCare, Tennessee’s Medicaid managed care program. Mr. Bonnyman has lectured and consulted on health law and policy, testified at congressional hearings on health and civil rights, and has served on numerous national and state health care boards and commissions.