Kenneth R. Zuetel,
Kenneth R. Zuetel, attended San Diego State University, where he graduated with high honors in 1974, and was a member of four national honor societies including Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. He graduated in the top 15% of his class from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1978, where he was Lead Articles Editor of the San Diego Law Review, and elected to Who’s Who Among University Graduates. Mr. Zuetel thereafter clerked for the United States District Court in Hawaii from 1978-79, and was an associate at Thelem Marrin Johnson & Bridges before establishing his own firm, which represented Cigna, among other healthcare clients. Mr. Zuetel has represented individuals, businesses, physicians, nurses, medical clinics, HMOs/PPOs, RRGs, and insurance companies. Mr. Zuetel has represented defendants in complex medical malpractice and related healthcare issues, trying a number of cases to jury. Mr. Zuetel’s special expertise is in binding contractual arbitration, where he has tried to verdict (award) approximately 150 matters, and served as an arbitrator in a similar number. Mr. Zuetel has lectured widely to various physician, attorney, and other groups about binding arbitration, MICRA, and effective trial practice, co-authored two bills which became California statutes, served as a legal expert before the California and Nevada State Legislatures and authored over 25 book chapters and articles dealing with California law. Since 1989, Mr. Zuetel has been listed as an A-V (highest) rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and is featured in the L.A. Times Southern California’s Top Rated Lawyers.