University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1998, magna cum laude
- Phi Beta Kappa
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D., 2002
- 2002, California
- 2003, Nevada
Devin M. Senelick concentrates his practice on complex business litigation, arbitration, and dispute resolution, with a focus on the health care industry on behalf of providers and expertise in the managed care field. A partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, Mr. Senelick applies a practical yet creative approach to his cases in order to get the best possible result for his clients in the particular matter at hand.
Mr. Senelick has a broad range of litigation experience, from pursing payors on behalf of major hospitals in multi-million dollar arbitrations, to litigating business contract and tort disputes on behalf of various health care entities, to defending foster families in personal injury litigation. He represents hospitals and hospital systems, provider groups, individual physicians, billing companies, ancillary providers, and other health care entities.
Mr. Senelick received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History from University of California, Los Angeles in 1998, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2002. Mr. Senelick was admitted to the California Bar in 2002 and the Nevada Bar in 2003.
Successfully represented client hospital in a number of disputes with payors relating to unpaid or underpaid claims, resulting in collections of more than $10 million.
Represented client hospital in an arbitration involving a major payor which resulted in combined collections (via payment, settlement, or arbitrator’s order) of more than $6 million, including interest.
Successfully represented client hospital in a dispute with its billing company and collections agent. The case was resolved which resulted in payment to the hospital of all outstanding sums from the defendants.
Martinez, et al. v. Aspira Foster & Family Services, et al., USDC Eastern District of California, Case Number: 1:06-cv-1827 (represented foster family agency in litigation following death of child in foster care; settled for nuisance value).
Jaberi v. Gonzalez, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. PC040451 (represented a foster family agency and foster parents (pro bono) after a child placed into foster died of SIDS shortly after the placement. After multiple discovery victories, plaintiff agreed to dismiss the case in exchange for a waiver of costs).
Represented client hospital in a contract dispute arising from unpaid laboratory charges. The matter was settled, resulting in a payment of all outstanding sums to hospital, including interest.
- American Health Lawyers Association (2010-Present)
- Beverly Hills Bar Association, Health Law Committee, Co-Chair (2013-Present)
- California Society of Healthcare Attorneys (2009-Present)
- Healthcare Financial Management Association (2011-Present)
- Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member, Health Law Section (2002-Present)
Honors & Awards
- Named a Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2009-2015
- Southern California Super Lawyer 2017
Presentations & Speaking Engagements
- April 11, 2014
- Don't Sign That Yet! - Avoiding Typical Traps and Potential Litigation in Health Care Contracting, CSHA Annual Meeting and Spring Seminar, April 11-13, 2014
- Proven Cutting-Edge Strategies for Prevailing in Disputes with Managed Care Organizations, American Conference Institute's Advanced Forum on Healthcare Provider Disputes, March 6-7, 2014
- Avoiding, Appealing and Arbitrating Claims Denials, American Conference Institute's Advanced Forum on Healthcare Provider Disputes and Litigation, July 30 - August 1, 2012
Responding to Subpoenas for Mental Health Records in California; Implications of the Applicability of the LPS Act versus the CMIA, Health Law Perspectives Newsletter, Volume 17, No. 2 (February 2015)