H. Thomas Watson
Hospitals, medical centers, healthcare providers and national insurance carriers all rely on Tom Watson’s extensive appellate experience in procedural, tort, contract, insurance and health law issues (including MICRA). Clients also benefit from Tom’s guidance regarding trial strategy, pre-and post-trial motions and frank assessments concerning the likelihood of securing writ and/or appellate relief.
Tom is a partner at the firm, where he has practiced since 1992. He has been a California State Bar Certified Appellate Specialist ever since the appellate specialist certification became available. Tom prepared the appellate updates on insurance law cases for the Insurance Law Committee of the California State Bar’s Business Law Section from 2007 until 2012, and has prepared appellate updates for the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys since 2014. In addition to working on numerous cases in the California Court of Appeal, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and appellate courts in other jurisdictions, Tom has extensive experience litigating before the California Supreme Court as appellate counsel for parties or amici curiae.