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.
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 of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP has extensive experience representing healthcare providers in litigation and administrative proceedings. Areas of experience include: peer review and professional licensing, civil rights, anti-SLAPP, “whistleblower” actions, fraud and abuse, employment, professional contracts, HCQIA, HIPAA and EMTALA. In addition, she has a developing appellate practice in both state and federal courts of appeal. Ms. Carder is also listed as an approved hearing officer on the California Society of Healthcare Attorneys website.
Kimberly S. Ware, Esq. of Nossaman LLP, Sacramento, has over 20 years’ experience advising medical staffs and their members in addressing sensitive physician health issues, including Well-Being Committee functions and how Medical Staffs may assist their colleagues, while protecting patient safety.