Advisory Group of Attorneys

The members of CPPPH Advisory Group of Attorneys volunteer their time to provide the viewpoint of counsel for medical staffs, hospitals, and individual physicians to the work of CPPPH.

Gregory Abrams Esq. served as legal counsel for the California Medical Association for nearly fifteen years before opening Abrams Health Law in Oakland. He represents hospital medical staffs in all aspects of their operations, in addition to representing individual physicians and other health care providers in peer review and state licensing board matters.

David M. Balfour of Nossaman LLP, Carlsbad, has nearly two decades of experience representing clients in the healthcare sector on a wide range of issues including medical staff peer review proceedings, licensing proceedings, writ proceedings, State and Federal Court civil litigation, and related appellate proceedings. He represents hospitals, health systems, health plans, medical staffs, medical groups, and individual healthcare providers regarding litigation risks and best practices to avoid litigation exposure

Richard Barton, Esq. of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, San Diego. Mr. Barton has represented health care providers and health systems for over 30 years. As trial counsel, Mr. Barton has tried and arbitrated on behalf of health systems, hospitals, physicians groups and individual providers. His litigation career includes over 60 Superior Court jury trials and he has represented clients before the California Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court. Mr. Barton has been recognized as one of America’s Best Lawyers, San Diego’s Top Lawyers and is a member of the American Board of Trial Attorneys and a Fellow in Litigation Counsel of America.

Shelley A. Carder, Esq. in San Diego provides advice and counsel to medical staffs, healthcare entities and providers.

Tom Curtis, Esq. of Nossaman LLP, Irvine, has spent 40 years representing clients in the healthcare sector on a wide range of issues including, medical staff peer review proceedings, licensing proceedings, writ proceedings, State and Federal Court civil litigation, and related appellate proceedings; a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell attorney.

Terri Keville, Esq. of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Los Angeles, is an expert in health care law, especially peer review, credentialing and other medical staff issues.

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