For more than 40 years, Tom Curtis, co-chair of Nossaman's Healthcare Group, has represented 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. Tom represents hospitals, health systems, health plans, medical staffs, medical groups, ambulatory surgery centers, and other healthcare providers on regulatory and compliance issues and the development of long range plans.

Tom is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. This recognition is limited to one third of one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by Fellows in their jurisdiction and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation. Tom has repeatedly been recognized as a Super Lawyer in healthcare law. He has served on the teaching faculty for The Joint Commission and as Editor-In-Chief of the California Physician’s Legal Handbook.  

He was individually recognized for Healthcare in California by Chambers USA in 2021-2022, and he is an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell attorney. He is also a frequent lecturer and author on current health law issues.



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Community & Professional

American Bar Association, Chair, Health Law Section's Physician Interest Group (2008-2010)

American Health Lawyers Association, Member

American Society of Medical Association Counsel, Member

California Academy of Attorneys for Healthcare Professionals, Member

California Public Protection & Physician Health, Inc., Advisory Attorney to the California Physician Wellbeing Committees

California Society for Healthcare Attorneys, Member

La Canada-Flintridge City Council Member (1980-1985); Mayor Pro Tem, La Canada-Flintridge (1984); Mayor, La Canada-Flintridge (1985)


Honors & Recognitions

Individual recognition for Healthcare in California by Chambers USA, 2021-2023

American Bar Foundation, Life Fellow

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers list, 2004-2006, 2008-2013



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