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Joseph Spalding Picchi, Esq.

Joseph S. Picchi Esq earned a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1987 and his J.D. from the University of Santa Clara in 1991. He has tried numerous cases in jurisdictions throughout California in Federal, State, and Administrative Courts.
In addition, he has been published on the subject of medical malpractice, has been a moderator, speaker, and co-chair of conferences around the United States. Mr. Picchi is recognized by peers and is a dynamic presenter.


Joseph S. Picchi, Esq. ~ Biography

Joseph S. Picchi Esq earned a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1987 and his J.D. from the University of Santa Clara in 1991. He has tried numerous cases in jurisdictions throughout California in Federal, State, and Administrative Courts.
In addition, he has been published on the subject of medical malpractice, has been a moderator, speaker, and co-chair of conferences around the United States. Mr. Picchi is recognized by peers and is a dynamic presenter.

Curriculum Vitae

Firm:
Galloway, Lucchese, Everson & Picchi 2300 Contra Costa Blvd., Suite 350 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated Firm
(925) 930-9090 – Telephone
(925) 930-9035 – Facsimile
jpicchi@glattys.com

State Bar No: 157102

Education:
University of California at San Diego 1983 - 1984
University of California at Berkeley (B.A.) 1987
University of Santa Clara (J.D.) 1991

Professional Experience:
S.F. County District Attorneys Office Legal Research Assistant 5/89 – 8/89
Anderson, Galloway, Lucchese Legal Research Assistant 5/90 – 8/90 & 9/91 – 12/91
Anderson, Galloway, Lucchese Associate Attorney 1991 - 1997
Anderson, Galloway, Lucchese Partner 1997 – 2001
Galloway, Lucchese Associate Attorney 2001 – 2002
Galloway, Lucchese, Everson Partner 2002 – 2003
Galloway, Lucchese, Everson, Picchi Partner/Shareholder 2003 – Present

Memberships:
The State Bar of California Admitted 1991
Contra Costa County Bar Association
S.F. County Bar Association Alameda County Bar Association
Sutter Summit Medical Center Lecture Committee 1990 - Present
President, AGIG Investment Analysis 1985 – 1987
DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar 2006 - Present
President, Picchi Lecture Committee 2005 – Present
School Board Member, H.N. High School 2006 – 2013
President of the School Board H.N. High School 2009 – 2013
Physicians Insurers Association of America (PIAA) 2013 - Present
California Medical Legal Committee 2014 - Present

Admitted:
California, State Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court ~ Northern District of California
U.S. District Court ~ Eastern District of California
California Supreme Court

Honors:
Northern California Super Lawyer ~ San Francisco Magazine 2005, 2006
Boss of the Year ~ Mt. Diablo Legal Professionals Association 2005

Jury Verdicts and Trials:
Andrew Dinh v. Kemp Carter, M.D.; U.S. District Court, Northern District; Case No. C-01- 20608-JW; Jury Trial

Andrew Dinh v. Kemp Carter, M.D.; U.S. District Court, Northern District; Case No. C-01- 20608-JW; Verdict Search California, March 15, 2004

Andrew Dinh v. Kemp Carter, M.D.; U.S. District Court, Northern District; Case No. C-01- 20608-JW; Verdicts, Settlements & Tactics, May 2004

Christina Mynear, Richard Williams v. Valley Oak Pediatric Associates, Marsha Andreae, N.P.; Stanislaus County Superior Court; Case No. 90071; Jury Trial

Christina Mynear, Richard Williams v. Valley Oak Pediatric Associates, Marsha Andreae, N.P.; Stanislaus County Superior Court; Case No. 90071; Verdict Search California, June 21, 2004; Verdict Search Medical Malpractice, June 2004

Christina Mynear, Richard Williams v. Valley Oak Pediatric Associates, Marsha Andreae, N.P.; Stanislaus County Superior Court; Case No. 90071; Verdicts, Settlements & Tactics, August 2004

Christina Mynear, Richard Williams v. Valley Oak Pediatric Associates, Marsha Andreae, N.P.; Stanislaus County Superior Court; Case No. 90071; Trials Digest, January 10, 2005

Christina Mynear, Richard Williams v. Valley Oak Pediatric Associates, Marsha Andreae, N.P.; Stanislaus County Superior Court; Case No. 90071; Listed in California Bar Journal, April 2005, as notable defense verdict

Eva Holding v. Sean Moloney, M.D.; San Mateo County Superior Court; Case No. COV428293; Jury Trial

Eva Holding v. Sean Moloney, M.D.; San Mateo County Superior Court; Case No. COV428293; Verdict Search, Fraud, Deceit and Intentional Misrepresentation

Ice-Krushinsky v. UC; San Francisco County Superior Court; Case No. 993040; Verdict Search California; Jury Trial

Ice-Krushinsky v. UC; San Francisco County Superior Court; Case No. 993040; Verdict Search California, March 2000

Glass V. Abadir; Stanislaus County Superior Court; Case No. 34712; 1996; Jury Trial

Labo v. Nabi; Stanislaus County Superior Court; Case No. 307627; 1995; Jury Trial

Rezendes v. Naeni; Fresno County Superior Court; Case No. 01 CE CG 02634 MBS; 2005; Bench Trial

Figueroa v. Regents of the University of California; San Francisco County Superior Court; Case No. CGC-03-423016; 2006; Jury Trial

Figueroa v. Regents of the University of California; San Francisco County Superior Court; Case No. CGC-03-423016; Verdict Search California, July 24, 2006; Verdict Search Medical Malpractice, July 2006

Figueroa v. Regents of the University of California; San Francisco County Superior Court; Case No. CGC-03-423016; Trials Digest, August 14, 2006

Figueroa v. Regents of the University of California; San Francisco County Superior Court; Case No. CGC-03-423016; Verdicts, Settlements & Tactics, September 2006

Del Carmen v. Sastry; Santa Clara County Superior Court; Case No. 1-07-CV-080291; 2009; Bench Trial

State Bar v. Ennix; State Bar Court; Case No. 06-0-14292; 06-0-12235; 2009; Bench Trial

Oates v. Pretorius; Lake County Superior Court; Case No. 405606; 2011; Jury Trial

Oates v. Pretorius; Lake County Superior Court; Case No. 405606; Verdict Search California, November 21, 2011

Oates v. Pretorius; Lake County Superior Court; Case No. 405606; Verdict Search Medical Malpractice, November 2011

Cresser v. Isenhart; Del Norte County Superior Court; Case No. CVUJ08-1021; 2012; Jury Trial

Medical Board v. Chen; Medical Board Court; Case No. 12-2009-197825; 2012; Bench Trial

Deshayes v. Chew; Alameda County Superior Court; Case No. RG11558352; 2013; Jury Trial

Deshayes v. Chew; Alameda County Superior Court; Case No. RG11558352; Verdict Search California, April 29, 2013

Biggs v. Jamal; Solano County Superior Court; Case No. FCS042609; 2014; Bench Trial

Brown v. Henderson; Solano County Superior Court; Case No. FCS035972; 2014; Jury Trial

Brown v. Henderson; Solano County Superior Court; Case No. FCS035972; Verdict Search California, December 8, 2014

Armstrong v. UC Regents; San Francisco County Superior Court; Case No. CGC-13- 533443; 2014; Jury Trial

Armstrong v. UC Regents; San Francisco County Superior Court; Case No. CGC-13- 533443; Verdict Search California, June 15, 2015

Vafadouste v. Emanuel Medical Center; Stanislaus County Superior Court; Case No. 672152; 2015; Jury Trial; Resolved during trial

Doe v. Munzi; Alameda County Superior Court; Case No. RG15771217; 2016; Jury Trial; 9 days of trial; mistrial for jury misconduct

Chen v. Avila; San Mateo County Bar Association; Case No. 17-04; Arbitration

McCann v. Jupina; United States District Court, Northern Division; Case No. 3:16-cv- 03244-JSC; 2017; Jury Trial

Boyle v. Jordan; Alameda County Superior Court; Case No. RG16802842; 2017; Jury Trial

Mac v. Jiang; Alameda County Superior Court; Case No. RG14738768; 2018; Jury Trial


Articles, Publications, and Presentations
Constitutional Questions Posed by Police Sobriety Checkpoints; UC Berkeley Rhetorical Press; 3rd Ed. 1987

Litigating a Bariatric Surgery Case; American Conference Institute’s Advanced National Forum on Preventing and Defending Bariatric Surgery Malpractice Claims; co-author

Survey of Jury Verdict Results in Psychiatric Cases of the Past 10 Years; California Hospital Association’s 2nd Annual Behavioral Health Care Symposium; co-author

Important Changes Regarding Reporting of Adverse Events and Potential Administrative Penalties; California Hospital Association’s 2nd Annual Behavioral Health Care Symposium; co-author

Patient Safety in Obstetrics; American Conference Institute’s Advanced National Forum on Obstetric Malpractice (2007)

Handling an Obstetrical Malpractice Case from Start to Finish; American Conference Institute’s Advanced National Forum on Obstetric Malpractice

Defending the Bariatric Malpractice Lawsuit; For the Defense; June 2008; pp. 38-42, 68; co-author

Complex Discovery Issues, Presented at LSI Third Quarterly Conference; Concord, CA; February 2009

Damages in the Perinatal Brain Injury Case, Presented at American Conference Institute's 9th Annual Advanced Forum on Preventing and Defending Claims of Obstetrical Malpractice (2010)

Patient Safety in Obstetrics Revisited; American Conference Institute’s Advanced National Forum on Obstetric Malpractice (2011)


Lectures
3/90, Ethical Issues: Medical Treatment, Options and Decisions; Dr. John Golenski and Dr. Larry Strieff; Picchi Lecture Series, Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

3/92, AIDS: The First Decade; Patrick Joseph, M.D.; Picchi Lecture Series, Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

3/93, The Changing Health Care System; Edward O’Neal, M.D.; Picchi Lecture Series, Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

3/94, Health Care Reform: Building on the Hurt; Ophelia Long, CEO, Alameda County Medical Center; Picchi Lecture Series, Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

3/95, Renoir: His Art and Arthritis; James Louie, M.D.; Picchi Lecture Series, Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

3/96, Readings from Reflections on Life and Love; James Richardson, M.D.; Picchi Lecture Series, Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

3/96, The Euthanasia Debate; Richard Gula, M.D.; Picchi Lecture Series, Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

3/97, Kitchen Table Wisdom; Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.; Picchi Lecture Series, Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

3/98, Traditions of Healing; Tolbert Small, M.D.; Picchi Lecture Series, Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

3/99, Love and Survival: The Scientific Basis for the Healing Power of Intimacy; Dean Ornish, M.D.; Picchi Lecture Series, Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

3/00, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qigong: Its Use in Breast Cancer; Effie Poy Yew Chow, Ph.D., EN, CA; Picchi Lecture Series, Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

3/01, The Next 25 Years in California Healthcare; Wanda Jones, President, New Century Healthcare Institute; Picchi Lecture Series, Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

3/02, Genetics: To Explore the Ethical Questions Which we Must Face in the Era of Molecular Genetics; Faith Fitzgerald, M.D.; Picchi Lecture Series, Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

3/03, The Young and the Aging: What is New about the Brain and Enrichment?; Marian Diamond, M.D.; Picchi Lecture Series, Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

5/04, Diet & Dietary Supplements: What Works, What’s Worthless, Mark Moyad, M.D.; Picchi Lecture Series, Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

6/24/04, Evidence in Law and Medicine; Grand Rounds, University of California Medical Center; Speaker

2/8/05, The Patient’s Role in Health Care and the Duty of the Health Care Provider; Mt. Diablo Legal Professionals Association; Speaker

3/05, Smoking and the Movies; Stephen A. Glantz, Ph.D.; Picchi Lecture Series, Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

3/06, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Healthiness; Dean Edell, M.D.; Picchi Lecture Series, Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

8/31/06, Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Case, UCSF Neurosurgical Department, Grand Rounds, Speaker

2/26/07, Litigating a Bariatric Surgery Malpractice Case, American Conference Institute’s Advanced National Forum on Preventing and Defending Bariatric Surgery Malpractice Claims, Speaker

3/15/07, The Social Life of Stem Cells; Bertram H. Lubin, M.D.; Picchi Lecture Series, Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

6/20/07, Ensuring Patient Safety: Looking Back at What Should Have Been Done – and Taking Proactive Measures Going Forward, American Conference Institute’s Advanced National Forum on Obstetric Malpractice, Moderator

9/19/07, Mock Trial Presentation for Emergency Medicine and Physician Assistant Issues, MedAmerica/CEP Partnership Meeting, Presenter

3/19/08, Is Abstinence From Wine and Beer Hazardous to Your Health?; Arthur Klatsky, M.D.; Picchi Lecture Series, Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

2/28/09, Complex Discovery Issues, LSI Third Quarterly Conference, Speaker

3/19/09, Stress and Its Effect on Health; Frank Staggers, Jr., M.D.; Picchi Lecture Series; Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

4/29/10, Pills and Promises; Ronda Gates, M.S., R.Ph., C.L.C.; Picchi Lecture Series; Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

6/23/10, Mitigating & Calculating Damages: Assessing the Monetary Value of the Case, American Conference Institute’s 9th Annual Advanced National Forum on Preventing, Managing and Defending Claims of Obstetric Malpractice, Speaker

4/21/11, UCSF and a Perspective on the Future of Health Sciences in the United States; Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH.; Picchi Lecture Series; Moderator/Facilitator/ Speaker Coordinator

7/27/11, Implementing Preventative Measures, Minimizing Risks, and Managing Adverse Outcomes: Simulations, Protocols vs. Guideline, Limits on Residents’ Hours, and More, American Conference Institute’s 10th Annual Advanced National Forum on Preventing, Managing and Defending Claims of Obstetric Malpractice, Speaker

2/26/12, No Decisions About Me, Without Me: Shared Decision Making in Health Care; Shannon Brownlee, M.S.; Picchi Lecture Series; Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

6/28/12, Minimizing Exposure to Obstetric Malpractice, Litigation: Implementing Preventive Measures, Reducing Risk, and Managing Adverse Outcomes, American Conference Institute’s 11th Annual Advanced National Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims, Speaker

2/21/13, “God’s Hotel: A Doctor, A Hospital, and A Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine”; Victoria Sweet, M.D.; Picchi Lecture Series; Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

3/15/13, Assessing the Monetary Value of Your Case and Calculating the Pre-Trial Costs, American Conference Institute’s 2nd Annual Summit on Brain Injury Claims and Litigation, Speaker

4/14/13, How to Survive a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: Understanding the Process, Supporting your Providers, Valley Emergency Physicians Annual Shareholder Meeting, Speaker

6/27/13, Minimizing Exposure to Obstetric Malpractice, Litigation: Implementing Preventive Measures, Reducing Risk, and Managing Adverse Outcomes, American Conference Institute’s 12th Annual Advanced National Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims, Speaker

9/22/13, How to Protect Your Personal Assets from Professional Liability: A Step by Step Approach, Valley Emergency Physicians Shareholder Meeting, Speaker

2/27/14, Opioid Prescribing and Prescription Drug Abuse; Scott M. Fishman, M.D.; Picchi Lecture Series; Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

6/25-26/14, American Conference Institute’s 13th Annual Advanced National Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims, Conference Co-Chair

6/25-26/14, In-House Claims and Risk Management, American Conference Institute’s 13th Annual Advanced National Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims, Speaker

6/25-26/14, Preparing and Presenting Your Witnesses: A Focus on Medical Experts and Depositions, American Conference Institute’s 13th Annual Advanced National Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims, Speaker

3/12/15, Speaking Sexually: About Matters Affecting Emotional and Physical Health; Isadora Alman, MFT; Picchi Lecture Series; Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

3/22/15, Developments Since Last Year, California Medical Legal Committee, Speaker 5/8/15, Defending Critical Care: Navigating Through the Malpractice Maze, UCSF Critical Care Seminar, Speaker

6/23-24/15, American Conference Institute’s 14th Annual Advanced National Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims, Moderator

6/23/15, In-House Claims and Risk Management Professionals Speak Out on Obstetric Malpractice Financial & Legal Decisions, Evaluation, and Settlement of Cases, Insurance Coverage, and More, American Conference Institute’s 14th Annual Advanced National Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims, Speaker

6/23/15, Preparing and Presenting Your Witnesses, American Conference Institute’s 14th Annual Advanced National Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims, Speaker

1/27/16, ER Liability: Top Risk Issues, Documentation, and Teamwork, Berkeley Emergency Medical Group General Meeting, Speaker

2/29/16, Radiological Errors That Lead to Catastrophic events, American Conference Institute’s Medical Malpractice Catastrophic Injury Conference, Speaker

5/5/16, Technology Meets Neuroscience – A Vision of the Future of Brain Health; Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D.; Picchi Lecture Series; Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

6/1/16, Contra Costa County Legal Professionals Association, Walnut Creek, CA; Topic: Experts and Expert Disclosure in Med Mal Cases; Speaker

6/21-22/16, American Conference Institute’s 15th Annual Advanced National Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims, Moderator

6/21/16, The New “Burden” of Proof in OB Cases: Electronic Medical Records, American Conference Institute’s 15th Annual Advanced National Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims, Speaker

6/22/16, Damages and Life Care Plans, American Conference Institute’s 15th Annual Advanced National Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims, Speaker

9/20/16, The EPIC Hangover and the Morning After – A Case Study, Berkeley Emergency Medical Group General Meeting, Speaker

11/16/16, Anatomy of a Lawsuit, Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association, Speaker

12/14/16, Anesthesia Claims Education, The Mutual Risk Retention Group, Inc., Speaker

2/26/17, Understanding Dental Professional Liability Litigation, Punjabi Dental Society, Speaker

3/29/17, Compassionate End of Life Choices and Palliative Care; Dan Diaz and Jeffrey N. Stoneberg, D.O.; Picchi Lecture Series; Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

6/26-27/17, American Conference Institute’s 16th Annual Advanced National Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims, Moderator

6/26/17, An Examination of Damages: ACA Repeal and its Intended Impact, Collateral Source Rule, Mitigation of Damages, Billed v. Actual Costs, American Conference Institute’s 16th Annual Advanced National Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims, Speaker

3/22/18, Cannabinoid Therapeutics; Eloise Theisen, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC; Picchi Lecture Series; Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

6/25-26/18, American Conference Institute’s 17th Annual Advanced National Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims, Moderator

6/26/18, Strategies for Defending Against inflated Life Care Plans, American Conference Institute’s 17th Annual Advanced National Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims, Speaker

11/8/18, Surviving the Stress of Being Sued and Minimizing the Risk that It Will Happen Again, Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association and Medical Insurance Exchange of California, Speaker

2/19/19, “When It Comes to your Health, Does Your Zip Code Matter More Than Your Genetic Code?”; Sandra Witt, DrPH; Picchi Lecture Series; Moderator/Facilitator/Speaker Coordinator

4/10/19, Mock Deposition in Emergency Medicine, The Doctors Company, Speaker