Cal was born in Austin, Texas and is admitted in Texas (1975) and Arizona (1976). He is rated “AV Preeminent” 5.0 of 5 by Martindale Hubbell. Cal’s peers have recognized him as one of the Best Lawyers in America in five categories: Healthcare Law, Healthcare Litigation, Personal Injury & Death Litigation, Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Litigation and Defense Medical Malpractice Litigation. Cal was selected by his peers as one of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers. He annually appears in Phoenix Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” issue.

Because Cal has represented virtually all specialties in medical malpractice trials throughout the state of Arizona he has the unique skill set that allows him to understand the clinical issues as well as legal issues arising from credentialing, peer review and medical board investigations. Cal has substantial experience in the representation of Impaired Physicians.

Since 1999 Cal has held a faculty position at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus, in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, where he participated in the development of the Intersessions Curriculum. He currently holds the title, “Professor of Practice.” He is a regular lecturer on medicolegal and risk management topics to physicians in training and physicians in active practice. Cal served on the Phoenix Baptist Hospital IRB and was on the Board of Directors for Leading Age Arizona, previously known as Aging Services of Arizona.

Cal’s Healthcare expertise includes the Health Care Quality Improvement Act (HCQIA) and Arizona law governing credentialing and peer review of hospital medical staff members as well as the Adult Protective Services Act (APSA). He represents hospital medical staffs and individual physicians in credentialing and peer review matter, Fair Hearings and appeals. Cal was instrumental in lobbying efforts to amend APSA Tort Reform.

Practice Areas and Expertise

  • Medical Malpractice Litigation
  • Medical Qui Tam/False Claims Act
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Medical Board investigations
  • Licensure
  • Disciplinary matters
  • Impaired Physician rehabilitation
  • Medical Staff Matters
  • Credentialing
  • Peer Review
  • Fair Hearings
  • Healthcare, including Long Term Care

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Maricopa County Arizona Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Arizona Association of Healthcare Lawyers

Education

  • Texas Tech School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1975. Order of the Coif.
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., 1971

Representative Publications and Presentations

  • “Protecting Medical Group Quality and Risk Data”
  • “The Impaired Physician in Your Group”
  • “Credentialing and Peer Review – a Primer for Physicians and Hospital Administration”
  • “Credentialing and Peer Review – a Primer for Non-Healthcare Attorneys”
  • The “Independent Medical Staff”
  • Arizona Claims Management Handbook
  • “EMTALA: Taming the COBRA.”
  • “BOMEX: Friend or Foe?”
  • “The Open Meeting Law Paradox”
  • “Wrongful Death Litigation: Avoiding the Landmines”

Cal has addressed numerous conferences, at the invitation of organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers
  • Arizona Society of Healthcare Risk Managers
  • Arizona Association of Community Health Centers
  • Arizona Association of Medical Staff Services
  • American College of Healthcare Administrators
  • Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Arizona Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Barrow Neurological Institute
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson and Phoenix campuses

Court Admissions

  • 1975, Texas; 1976, Arizona
  • Federal District Court for the District of Arizona
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Questions? Contact Cal Today!

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