Louis W. Pappas, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Manning & Kass, leads the firm’s Health Care Liability Team. Mr. Pappas is a trial attorney with more than 30 years of experience in general litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Pappas’ team specializes in the representation of physicians, dentists, nurses, chiropractors, hospitals, surgery centers, health care institutions, county and state governmental agencies and allied health professionals and institutional provider liability; including managed care litigation, elder abuse, medical and allied health board hearings, administrative hearings and drug/medical device litigation.
Mr. Pappas has a distinguished record of successfully defending complex, high exposure jury trials in courtrooms venued throughout the State of California. Mr. Pappas’ impressive trial experience in health care has ranged from defending the individual clinician in medical malpractice actions involving catastrophic injury, wrongful death or birth injuries, to representing major medical centers and public entities. While his statewide trial practice continues to be focused on the health care industry, Mr. Pappas has developed expertise in the representation and defense of clients, including several Fortune 50 companies and university and professional sports programs, in general liability litigation and trials where a significant portion of the damages involve medical related issues.
As a result of his trial work, Mr. Pappas was inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)—a prestigious honor awarded only to experienced trial lawyers of high personal character and honorable reputation.
Mr. Pappas is admitted to practice before all the United States District Courts of California, including the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. He is a member of the State Bar of California, ABOTA (American Board of Trial Associates), the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, the DRI and the Eighth Street Lawyers. Mr. Pappas graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (BA, political science, 1979) and received his JD from Southwestern University School of Law (1982).
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