Michael F. Ball

Michael F. Ball: Attorney with McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth LLP AV stamp icon
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Biography

Phi Delta Phi (Magister, Langdell Inn), 1982-1983. Phi Kappa Phi. Selected, Northern California Super Lawyer, 2009-2016. Selected, Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyer, 2012, 2014, and 2016. Member: Board of Directors, Fresno County Young Lawyers Association, 1988-1990. Member, Board of Directors (President, 2008-2009), California Society for Healthcare Risk Management (CSHRM), 2004-2010. Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA); Past President, San Joaquin Valley Chapter, 2011. Fresno Magazine "Top Attorneys as Chosen by Their Peers", 2008-2010. LECTURER AND AUTHOR: "Hospitalists β€” Reducing Liability Risks and Improving Patient Satisfaction," Community Hospitalist Medical Group, 2015 Retreat, Seascape, CA, June 2015; "How to Improve Patient Care and Avoid Malpractice: Lesson Learned from Quotes and Anecdotes," Community Anesthesia Providers, 2015 Annual Meeting, Yosemite, CA, April 2015; "13 Simple Lessons for Pediatric Health Care Providers," ChildNet Medical Associates, Children's Hospital of Central California, Madera, CA, October 2014; Preventing Injury and Avoiding Claims: β€œIt's Not Complicated,” Community Medical Providers Medical Group, 2014 Annual Provider Meeting, Seascape, CA, August 2014; "'With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility' - Electronic Medical Records and Social Media Malpractice Risks," Community Medical Providers Medical Group, 2013 Annual Provider Meeting, Seascape, CA, August 2013; "Improving Patient Care Delivery and Avoiding Malpractice: Lessons Learned from Quotes and Anecdotes," Sante Community Physicians, Provider Meeting, Fresno, CA, October 2012; "Improving Primary Care Delivery and Avoiding Malpractice: Lessons Learned from Quotes and Anecdotes," Community Medical Providers Medical Group, 2012 Annual Provider Meeting, Seascape, CA, August 2012. "Medical Malpractice Litigation: 'Been There, Done That' - Sympathy and Sound Advice," Community Medical Providers Medical Group, 2011 Annual Provider Meeting, Santa Cruz, CA, August 2011; "Mock Deposition: Litigation Survival Training for Health Care Providers," Community Medical Providers Medical Group, 2010 Annual Provider Meeting, Carmel, CA, August 2010; "You Bet your License! Complying with the Medical Board of California," Community Medical Providers Medical Group, 2009 Annual Providers Meeting, Seascape, CA, August 2009; "Understanding How to Prepare for and to Give a Deposition," ChildNet Medical Associates, Children's Hospital of Central California, Madera, September 2008; "Are You Smarter Than An Administrator?" - Risk Management Edition, Community Medical Providers Medical Group, 2008 Annual Provider Meeting, Carmel, August 2008; "Risk Management Jeopardy, Part II", Community Medical Providers Medical Group, 2007 Annual Provider Meeting, Seascape, August 2007; "Mock Deposition: Survival Training for Physicians", ChildNet Medical Associates, Children's Hospital of Central California, Madera, September 2006; "Risk Management Jeopardy", Community Medical Providers Group, 2006 Annual Provider Meeting, Carmel, August 2006; "Risk Management Challenges: What Would You Do? What Should You Do?" Community Medical Providers Medical Group, 2005 Annual Provider Meeting, Seascape, August 2005; "End of Life Care for Pediatrics", ChildNet Medical Associates' Pain Management & Palliative Care Symposium, Children's Hospital of Central California, Madera, July 2005; "Protection of Privacy vs. Need for Disclosure", Adventist Health/Hanford Community Medical Center, July 2005; "Managing Your Risk, Part II - The Medical Board of California", Community Medical Providers Medical Group, 2004 Annual Provider Meeting, Monterey, August 2004; "Understanding and Managing Your Risk", Community Medical Providers Medical Group, 2003 Annual Provider Meeting, Carmel, September 2003; "Avoiding Medical Malpractice", Central California Women's Healthcare, February 2003. LECTURER AND CO-AUTHOR: "Introduction to Risk - We Have All Been There", California Society for Healthcare Risk Management, 2008 Annual Conference, Walnut Creek, March 2008; "Analyzing Medical Records", National Business Institute, Inc., August 2003; "Nursing Home Malpractice in California: Successful Case Management From Investigation to Trial", National Business Institute, Inc., October 2002; "Legal Liability and Risk Management for Health Insurance Agents and Brokers", Avante Health, October 2002; "Medical Malpractice in California", National Business Institute, Inc., January 2002; "Personal Injury Settlements in California: Practical Methods for Perfecting the Settlement of a Claim", National Business Institute, Inc., November 1998. GUEST SPEAKER: "The Perils of Diagnosis," 2011 TDC Patient Safety Seminar, Children's Hospital of Central California, Madera, California, April 2011. "Handoffs: A Critical Communication Process", 2010 Patient Safety Seminar, Children's Hospital of Central California, Madera, California, October 2010. Civil Litigation Panel Discussion, ABA Law Student Division 2010 Ninth Circuit Spring Meeting, Chapman University School of Law, Orange, California, February 2010; "Masters in Trial: From Opening Statements to Jury Deliberations in a Sexual Harassment Case", San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), September 2005; "Issues in Risk Management", County of Fresno Department of Behavioral Health and Department of Children and Family Services, July 2005; "Managing & Improving Healthcare Delivery", Sante Community Physicians, 2003 Annual Meeting, September 2003. AUTHOR: "Trial Attorney Gets Chance to See How the Jury Side Lives", San Francisco Daily Journal, April 19, 2006.

American Bar Foundation; Litigation Counsel of America.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Litigation
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Negligence
  • Trial Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
559-512-6443  Phone
(559) 433-1300  Phone
(559) 433-2300  Fax
www.mccormickbarstow.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 28912, Fresno, CA 93720
University Attended:
University of Miami, A.B., English and Economics, 1981; University of Miami, A.B., cum laude, 1981
Law School Attended:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1984
Year of First Admission:
1984
Admission:
1985, Illinois; 1984, California
Memberships:
State Bar of California; Fresno County, Illinois State and American (Member, Sections on: Litigation; Trial Practice; Health Care) Bar Associations; American Board of Trial Advocates (President, San Joaquin Valley Chapter, 2010); CAL-ABOTA (Board of Directors, 2009-2011); California Medical-Legal Committee; Northern California Association of Defense Counsel; Defense Research Institute. Member, Diversity Law Institute and Trial Law Institute.
Reported Cases:
Caruso v. Pham, 2013, Fresno Superior Court No. 12CECG01086; Anwar v. State of California, CDCR, 2012, Madera Superior Court No. MCV034056; Gehrke v. CMP, 2011, Fresno Superior Court No. 09CECG03794; DRF Stankovic v. Meagher, 2010, Los Angeles (Glendale) Superior Court No. EC 044877; Jimmeye v. Eustermann, 2010 Kings Superior Court No. 07C 0266; Yocum v. Shantharam, 2009 Fresno Superior Court No. 08CECG02228; Vildosola v. Saavedra, 2006 Fresno Superior Court No. 03 CE CG 02573; Crisp v. CVGH, 2004 Kings County Superior Court No. 03 C 0273; Hood v. Billys, 2003 Tulare Superior Court No. 01-197451; Mousey v. Zuniga, 2003 Fresno Superior Court No. 654977-8; Salazar v. Buxton, 2002 Kern Superior Court No. 243223; Flowers v. CalFarm, 2002 Tulare County Superior Court No. 00-0190410; Wilder v. Tran, 2002 Kern County Superior Court No. 241600; Howard v. Shariatmadari, 2002 Kern Superior Court No. 243566; Bucio v., Brown, 2001 , Fresno Superior Court No. 651122-4; Parksion v. Madera Hospital, 2001 Madera Superior Court No. CV07738; Cappelletty v. Wild Waters, 2001 , Fresno Superior Court Limited C00000298-0.
ISLN:
909282286
Hobbies & interests:
Coaching youth sports. Member, WASC (Western Association of Schools & Colleges) Steering Committee for San Joaquin Memorial High School. Member, Catholic Professional and Business Club, Fresno.

Peer Reviews

4.8/5.0 (5 reviews)
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    4.8/5.0
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    4.8/5.0
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  • Communication

    4.8/5.0
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    4.8/5.0

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Fresno, California

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