621 Capitol Mall, 25th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Kennaday Leavitt PC
Health Care Law
Breach of Contract Business Litigation
Pharmacy and Pharmacist State Regulatory Defense
Employment Law Litigation
Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University
Juris Doctorate 1982
Loyola Individual Trial Advocacy Champion 1981
Loyola Trial Advocacy Competition Team 1981
Loyola Law School Student Recipient, American Board of Trial Advocates Award 1982
California State University, Northridge
Bachelor of Arts 1977
Jack is a well-regarded health care trial attorney with comprehensive experience representing both health care payors and medical providers. With over thirty-years of litigation practice, Jack has completed more than twenty trials and binding arbitrations. He has also handled numerous state court appeals, and regulatory ALJ hearings before the California Office of Administrative Hearings.
Jack has litigated actions in most California counties, including San Francisco, Alameda, Fresno, Kern, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego. He has also handled federal court actions in the Central District of California. Finally, when appropriate for his client, Jack has pursued trial court matters in the California Court of Appeal to preserve jury verdicts and for correct summary judgment rulings, including one Palma notice issued by the California Supreme Court, directing the Court of Appeal to grant his motion for summary judgment.
Jack is widely-regarded for handling health care contract disputes, ranging from comprehensive, complex written agreements, to Letters of Agreement, and to implied contract disputes focused on authorization and medical necessity. Much of his litigation involves managed care business disputes, and contracted and non-contracted provider payment disputes. Jack is also well-versed in disputes involving Knox-Keene statutes and regulations, California Pharmacy law, commercial capitation and fee-for-service products, and Medicare Advantage issues involving CMS.
Of course, since most lawsuits settle without a trial verdict or a summary judgment, Jack is also well-regarded by many state court and private neutrals as an efficient advocate on behalf of his clients in mediations and settlement conferences.
Prior to Kennaday Leavitt, Jack was a health care litigation partner in the Los Angeles office of an AMLAW100 firm and a litigation partner in the Los Angeles office of a national AMLAW200 firm.
HONOR AND AWARDS
Martindale-Hubbell, Preeminent “AV” rating for skills and ethics (1992-2016)
Recent Challenges to Provider UCR Payments
Health Lawyers Weekly & Lexology (June 9, 2008)
Keys to Preventing Podiatry Malpractice Lawsuits
Podiatry Today (August 3, 2007)
Federal Court (11th Cir.) Finds ACA Health Mandate Unconstitutional
Lexology (August 17, 2011)
Federal Court (6th Cir.) Finds ACA Insurance Mandate Constitutional
Lexology (June 30, 2011)
Favoring a Health Plan’s Insurance Policy Terms over a State Statute
Law360 (February 16, 2011)
National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act Immunizes Vaccine Makers from Suit
Lexology (February 25, 2011)
CA Jury Awards $19 million to Paraplegic (Regarding Medical Necessity)
Lexology (March 22, 2011)