Devin M. Senelick, Partner
Mr. Senelick concentrates his practice on complex business litigation, arbitration, and dispute resolution, with a focus on the health care industry on behalf of providers and expertise in the managed care field. A partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, Mr. Senelick applies a practical yet creative approach to his cases in order to get the best possible result for his clients in the particular matter at hand.
Mr. Senelick has a broad range of litigation experience, from pursing payors on behalf of major hospitals in multi-million dollar arbitrations, to litigating business contract and tort disputes on behalf of various health care entities, to defending foster families in personal injury litigation. He represents hospitals and hospital systems, provider groups, individual physicians, billing companies, ancillary providers, and other health care entities.
Mr. Senelick was named a “Southern California Rising Star” for 2009 and 2010 by Super Lawyers Magazine, and was featured in the July issues of Los Angeles Magazine for 2009 and 2010. Mr. Senelick is a member of the Health Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and a member of the California Society of Healthcare Attorneys and the American Health Lawyers Association.
Mr. Senelick received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History from UCLA in 1998, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from U.C. Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 2002. Mr. Senelick was admitted to the California Bar in 2002 and the Nevada Bar in 2003.
Successful represented client hospital in a number of disputes with payors relating to unpaid or underpaid claims, resulting in collections of more than $10 million
Represented hospital client in an arbitration involving a major payor which resulted in combined collections (via payment, settlement, or arbitrator’s order) of more than $6 million, including interest
Successfully represented client hospital in a dispute with its billing company and collections agent. The case was resolved which resulted in payment to the hospital of all outstanding sums from the defendants.
Martinez, et al. v. Aspira Foster & Family Services, et al., USDC Eastern District of California, Case Number: 1:06-cv-1827 (represented foster family agency in litigation following death of child in foster care; settled for nuisance value)
Jaberi v. Gonzalez, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. PC040451 (represented a foster family agency and foster parents (pro bono) after a child placed into foster died of SIDS shortly after the placement. After multiple discovery victories, plaintiff agreed to dismiss the case in exchange for a waiver of costs)
Represented hospital with a client in a contract dispute arising from unpaid laboratory charges. The matter was settled, resulting in a payment of all outstanding sums to hospital, including interest
American Health Lawyers Association
California Society of Healthcare Attorneys
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member, Health Care Sections