Sedgwick LLP

David M. Humiston

Los Angeles, California
tel: 213.426.6900
fax: 877.547.6580


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Selected as one of 12 “Outstanding Healthcare Litigators” in the nation for 2005 and 2007 by Nightingale’s Healthcare News, David M. Humiston is a retired partner from the Los Angeles office and former chair of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group. He is the editor-in-chief of the authoritative book, Managed Care Litigation, published by Bloomberg BNA and the ABA Health Law Section. Mr. Humiston represents health plans, workers’ compensation plans, third party claims administration entities and other managed care service organizations in liability matters. Many of the liability issues involve utilization review, benefits and claims determinations, ERISA, MediCare, bad faith, quality assurance, risk pool, IBNR, reimbursement, RICO, wrongful termination, behavioral health, breach of contract and unlawful, unfair, or fraudulent business and advertising practices.

Areas of Concentration

Healthcare; Business & Commercial Litigation; Class Action & Complex Litigation; Employment; Managed Care; Life, Health & Disability


California; U.S. District Court (C.D. Cal.); U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal.); U.S. District Court (N.D. Cal.); U.S. District Court (S.D. Cal.); U.S. District Court (E.D. Mich.); U.S. Supreme Court


J.D. (1979) University of California, Hastings College of the Law
B.A. (1976) University of California at Los Angeles, magna cum laude