Position: Partner. Born Pasadena, California, July 11, 1953; admitted to bar, 1983, California and U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1985, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1994, U.S. District Court, Hawaii. Education: California State University at Long Beach (B.A., 1979); Southwestern University (J.D., 1983). Recipient: American Jurisprudence Award in Torts; Southwestern University Award in Torts and Legal Communication Skills. Member: American Board of Trial Advocates; Los Angeles County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of California; Association of Southern California Defense Counsel; Defense Research Institute.
Mr. Leibl has successfully defended all specialties of the medical profession and related hospital services against claims of professional negligence. His State and Federal practice in California has included representation of individual physicians, medical groups, hospitals and associated healthcare providers. Many have been high profile cases including the representation of target defendants in cases brought by entertainment and sports celebrities. Mr. Leibl was the recipient of the prestigious AMR/EmCare Client Service Award at the 2014 Envision Healthcare Defense Counsel Conference.
Mr. Leibl’s exceptional reputation as a medical malpractice defense trial lawyer, mediator and negotiator is balanced by his successes defending other types of complex tort litigation. Mr. Leibl has served as a mediator, arbitrator, and settlement officer for the Los Angeles Superior Courts. He began his legal career as an attorney for the United States Small Business Administration, Los Angeles District Office, where he gained broad experience handling cases involving bankruptcy, commercial litigation and contract analysis.