Expertise in Healthcare Law


A large portion of Gittler & Berg’s practice is devoted to the field of healthcare litigation. One aspect of the firm’s healthcare litigation practice involves the defense of assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, pharmacies, home healthcare companies, IFCs and the entire range of healthcare professionals. Our attorneys zero-in on the key issues and evaluate how to provide the most effective and cost effective defense strategy, including the filing of substantive motions, such as Motions for Summary Judgment, as early as possible in the litigation. In that regard, Gittler & Berg is constantly looking for ways to streamline litigation, including being the first defense firm to regularly use demurrers and motions for summary adjudication to narrow issues and eliminate claims early in the case. The firm has an excellent record in aggressively and successfully defending health care practitioners at trial, arbitration and mediation.

One important aspect of the firm’s healthcare practice involves the defense of Skilled Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living Facilities. This includes the defense of Elder Abuse Claims (the California Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act), as well as claims for Negligence, Wrongful Death, and Violation of Patient’s Bill of Rights. The firm has represented a range of facilities for over three decades, and its practice has continued to expand in this field. Gittler & Berg prides itself in aggressively defending such cases and, in a number of cases, successfully convincing the Courts to dismiss elder abuse claims (and therefore significantly lowering the exposure value of the case). We have developed a team of expert doctors, nurses and managers who work effectively with our legal team.

The firm’s practice in the healthcare field also includes business and coverage litigation. The firm has represented one of the largest HMOs in lawsuits seeking reimbursement arising from claims made by a hospital or other medical providers against the HMO for services rendered by such hospitals/medical providers to our client’s members.

An Array of Experience:

Gittler & Berg’s attorneys have experience in defending general tort liability cases through arbitration and trial.


As a senior claims adjuster and Vice President of Claims for Campania and Nevada Mutual Insurance Company, I have worked with Gittler & Berg’s legal team of Randy Berg, Gregg Gittler, for over 10 years. I have found their team to be among the most skilled, prepared and effective group of litigators that I have ever worked with in over 25 years of adjusting health care related claims. They are my “go-to” firm in California.

-SANDY KRAUSE, Vice President Claims

Gregg Gittler & Randy Berg and their legal team are the ONLY attorneys that I would have representing our nursing facilities. For over 10 years they have exhibited top-notch legal skills and acumen, and I feel secure every day knowing that they and their team of highly skilled lawyers are spearheading my legal team.

-Vice President of a national chain of residential care facilities