Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

Tara Adyanthaya

Tara L. Adyanthaya

Special Counsel
Phone: 404.504.5432
Fax: 404.365.9532

Tara L. Adyanthaya is Special Counsel in the Firm’s Healthcare Practice. Ms. Adyanthaya represents hospital systems, physician practice groups, and other healthcare providers in a range of regulatory and business matters. Tara’s areas of expertise include:

  • Corporate Governance (Hospital Medical Staff Bylaws)
  • Credentialing and Peer Review
  • Issues Arising in the Patient-Family-Provider Relationship
  • Advising Hospital Committees
  • Healthcare Investigations and Internal Reviews
  • Litigation
  • Medical Ethics
  • Patient Care/Hospital Operation Issues
  • Decision Making Capacity, Patient Consents
  • End of Life Issues
  • Physician and Nursing Licensing Issues
  • Physician Subpoena/Requests for Production
  • Professional Licensure and Scope of Practice Issues
  • Conflict Resolution and Risk Management
  • Behavioral and Mental Health Issues

Ms. Adyanthaya previously served as an Associate General Counsel for Healthcare at Emory University where she advised hospitals, hospital committees, and individual providers on compliance with legal and ethical obligations. She is a 2012 Woodruff Leadership Academy Fellow. Ms. Adyanthaya also has a masters’ degree in Bioethics and has participated in and advised on the intersection of law and medical ethics in complex medical scenarios. She is a registered neutral with the Supreme Court of Georgia and has specialized training in bioethics mediation.

Ms. Adyanthaya also founded her own healthcare ethics consulting and mediation firm, TLA Healthcare Ethics Consulting and Mediation LLC, where she provides advance care-planning advice, clinical ethics consultation, and mediation to healthcare providers, patients and families.


  • Selected, Mercer Law Review; Moot Court Board; Gabrielli National Moot Court Competition
  • Selected, CALI Awards for Excellence in Healthcare Law, Bioethics, and Commercial Law
  • Selected, Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Legal Writing
  • Recipient, MacArthur Foundation Fellowship
  • Washington Hospital Center, Clinical Ethics Consultation Intensive
  • Montefiore Medical Center, Bioethics Mediation Intensive

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Supreme Court Commission on the Role of the Judiciary in Public Health Emergencies (co-drafted Georgia’s Pandemic Influenza Benchbook)
  • Co-Chair of the Planning Committee and Speaker, Healthcare Ethics Consortium’s of Georgia Annual Meeting
  • Coursera Course on Cardiac Arrest, Hypothermia, and Resuscitation Science


  • Board of Directors, Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Foundation Fellow, Lawyers’ Foundation of Georgia
  • Member, Georgia Bar Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
  • Member, Georgia Bar BASICS Committee
  • Member, American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities
  • Member, Brainerd Currie and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies
  • Past President (2003) of the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Past Member, Georgia State Bar Investigative Panel
  • Former Co-Chair and Member, Board of Directors of the Multi-Bar Leadership Counsel Council
  • Past President and Member, Board of Directors of the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association Honoree, Nightingale’s Outstanding Young Healthcare Lawyers of 2007 (one of 12 nationally)
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Litigation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association

MMMPact in the Community

  • Pro bono service with Pro Bono Partnership and the Georgia POLST Coalition