Rohde Law Office, APC was established in 2012, and since then we have worked with numerous clients throughout Southern California and recovered Millions of dollars for clients injured in motor vehicle accidents or through medical negligence. I am the attorney other lawyers call when they have a case that involves medical malpractice and surgical errors. I have personally litigated, mediated, consulted on or co-counseled numerous cases involving personal injury, medical negligence and cases involving Doctor and Nurse errors.
I studied law at Southwestern Law School and in 2000 I took the California bar examination and passed on my first attempt. Before that, I worked for many years in the medical field managing a Cardiologist’s office and working as a Phlebotomist and EKG Technician. I learned a great deal about the standard operating procedures for medical professionals and assisted in pulmonary function tests, EKG hook-ups and basic interpretations, developed X-Rays and assisted with medical functions over the course of 3 years. This experience helped build the foundation of my hands-on medical malpractice experience.
Rohde Law Office, APC began after practicing at large & medium sized insurance defense law firms for over 10 years. I began as an attorney practicing general construction law and construction defect litigation. I now prefer representing injured consumers and fighting against large corporate driven insurance companies, the so-called David vs. Goliath fight. Our law firm concentrates our practice on complex medical malpractice & negligence claims involving botched surgeries, central venous catheter “misadventures” and other situations where clear patient safety rules were violated, resulting in catastrophic injury and/or death.
After practicing insurance defense for 10+ years, I now think of myself as an attorney for the people, the consumers that are injured and that have to bring claims against major medical or insurance corporations. My experience in the medical field and decade of defense work has uniquely prepared me to know the terminology, what the correct method of procedure should have been and what the defense will be preparing to to counter-attack your claim.
Mid-six figure settlement against Kaiser in a failure to diagnose pregnancy related cardiomyopathy despite clear signs & symptoms.
High five-figure settlement in a wrongful death cases involving a mal-positioned central venous catheter that wrongfully/hastily inserted into a carotid artery resulting in massive stroke and death.
Settled six figure premises liability case with MTBI (used Fisk/Lechuga) following strike to the frontal skull by an unsecured six foot shelving support board.
Successful mediation of a botched gallbladder removal surgery resulting in completely transected common bile duct.
Successfully secured countless settlements from insurance companies in Motor Vehicle Accident cases.
All cases are handled personally by me from initial client interview. I personally research the pertinent medical issues, draft all complaints, submit thorough written discovery with motions to compel when required, respond to discovery, conduct depositions, participate in all mediation sessions.
Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2000 – Emphasis in Health care law and litigation.
California State Polytechnic University, B.S. Cum Laude, 1994 – Golden Key National Honor Society
HarvardX – Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract (View Certificate)
Affiliations & Awards:
CAALA – Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (Member)
10 Best Attorneys 2016, 2017 – American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
California – 2000
Central District of California
U.S. District Court