Selected as one of 12 “Outstanding Healthcare Litigators” in the nation for 2005 and 2007 by Nightingale’s Healthcare News, David M. Humiston is a partner in the Los Angeles office and chairs the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group. Mr. Humiston represents health plans and managed care organizations in liability matters. Many of the liability issues involve utilization review, benefits and claims determinations, ERISA, MediCare, bad faith, quality assurance, risk pool, IBNR, reimbursement, RICO, wrongful termination, behavorial health, breach of contract and unlawful, unfair, or fraudulent business and advertising practices.
Mr. Humiston has several published appellate opinions and articles, which have contributed to the jurisprudence of California. Mr. Humiston is the Editor-in-Chief of the authoritative book, Managed Care Litigation published by BNA Books. Mr. Humiston is also a coauthor of the book’s chapter “State Law Challenges in Managed Care.”
Mr. Humiston is a member of several bar associations, including the ABA - Health Law Section; the American Health Lawyers Association, the California Society of Healthcare Attorneys, and the California Association of Physician Organizations. Mr. Humiston served as the ABA Health Law Section’s Chair of the Managed Care & Insurance Interest Group for the 2004-2005, and 2005-2006 terms. He is recognized as a Fellow of the American Bar Association, an honor limited to only one third of one percent of lawyers in his jurisdiction.
He is admitted to practice in all of the courts of the State of California, the United States District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California, the Eastern District of Michigan, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Humiston has been annually honored as a “Southern California Super Lawyer” since its inception in 2004 by the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine and theJournal for Law & Politics. Southern California Super Lawyers published the top vote getting attorneys after totaling 65,000 ballots from attorneys practicing in Southern California.
He was also named one of 12 “Outstanding Healthcare Litigators” in the nation for 2005 and 2007, by Nightingale’s Healthcare News. Mr. Humiston is recognized in Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in California. Mr. Humiston is an elected member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel organization.