Overview

Constance A. Endelicato is an accomplished trial lawyer with over 30 years of litigation experience in defending professional liability claims. She defends physicians, hospitals, skilled nursing and long-term care facilities, as well as legal and accounting professionals, among other service providers. She also assists physicians in Medical Board of California licensure matters, as well as long-term care facilities in licensure matters and closure plans. She defends skilled nursing facility employers in wrongful termination and discrimination actions. She is experienced in handling class actions, mass tort litigation, appellate and federal matters. She is admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of California.

Ms. Endelicato is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management and holds Advocate Ranking in the American Board of Trial Advocates. She is the past Chair of the American Society for Health Care Risk Management’s Education Development Task Force and a current member of the Chapter Leadership Task Force. She is also a Past President of Southern California Association For Healthcare Risk Management.

Ms. Endelicato has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for her work in litigation-healthcare. Ms. Endelicato was one of 30 professionals across the nation to be honored as a recipient of the Business Insurance and CLM Women to Watch Award. Additionally, Ms. Endelicato has been named by the Los Angeles and San Francisco legal newspaper, The Daily Journal, as one of the Top 100 Women Lawyers in California. She has been honored by Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers. She has been recognized by Los Angeles Magazine as one of the Top Women Attorneys in Southern California. She also received Lawyer Magazine's Legal Award for Elder Abuse Litigation and Women in Law Award for Private Commercial Litigation. Most recently, she received the Women’s Influence & Power in Law Award for Lifetime Achievement.

In addition to her awards and achievements in the legal field, Ms. Endelicato was recognized by Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2019 Women’s Council & Awards Banquet for her outstanding achievement in her philanthropy efforts.

Ms. Endelicato was nominated into membership of the exclusive International Association of Defense Counsel where she is an active member of the Medical Defense and Health Law Committee and has held the position of Vice Chair of the Publications Committee, Vice Chair of the Webinar Committee and is the current Vice Chair of the Programs and Projects Committee. She was also nominated into membership of Litigation Counsel of America. Ms. Endelicato has also acted as the Medical Defense Committee Vice Chair of Webinars for Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and is the current Co-Chair of the Medical/Healthcare Committee. Ms. Endelicato is a frequent panelist at national healthcare conferences and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management. Over the past numerous years, she has received the designation of Super Lawyer in Southern California by Los Angeles Magazine, Super Lawyer in Orange County by Orange Coast Magazine, and Top Lawyer by Pasadena Magazine. She also holds an AV-Preeminent Rating which is the highest rating awarded by Martindale-Hubbell.

Experience

Credentials

Education

  • University of Nebraska College of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Nebraska (B.S.)

Licensed to Practice in

  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

Newsroom

Events, Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • ASHRM Annual Conference: Panel Presenter, “In the Eye of the Beholder: Detecting and Correcting Implicit Bias in Medicine,” October 12, 2021
  • CLM Annual Conference, Panel Presenter, “Oh No You Didn’t: Social Media Strategies for the Professional,” August 12, 2021
  • The Doctors Company Claims Department Educational Meeting: Featured Presenter, “Damages Trends and Tactics: Plaintiff’s Search for the Mega Verdict and How to Defend Against It,” October 2017
  • ASHRM Webinar Series: Moderator, “The Effect of Non-Compliance with HIPPA/MIPS," October 2017
  • CLM Orange County Chapter Meeting, Panel Presenter, "Damages in Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care: Recent Trends and Development,” September 2017
  • CLM Management and Professional Liability Conference, Moderator/Panel Presenter, "Mental Healthcare Challenges in the Hospital Setting: A Risk Management Strategy," July 2017
  • ASHRM Podcast: Presenter, "Eighteen Fingers Pointing---What To Do When Six Healthcare Providers, Their Lawyers, and Claims Specialists Engage in a Dangerous Game of Throw 'Em Under the Bus," July 2017
  • International Association of Defense Counsel Annual Conference, Moderator, "De-Bunking the Economic Model in Catastrophic Injury Cases." July 2017
  • SCHARM Webinar Series, Moderator, “Liability Under Health & Safety Code 1430(b): Recent Trends and Developments.” June 2017
  • SCAHRM Annual Conference, Moderator/Panel Presenter, “He Said She Said – Mental Healthcare Challenges in the Hospital Setting." May 2017
  • CLM Webinar Series, Presenter, "The New SNF Conditions of Participation," April 2017
  • Crittenden Annual Medical Insurance Conference, Moderator/Panel Presenter, "Death With Dignity – An Analysis of the Future Impact on Litigation," April 2017
  • CLM Annual Conference: Moderator/Panel Presenter, "Death With Dignity – An Analysis of the Future Impact on Litigation," March 2017
  • SCAHRM On The High Seas Cruise Conference, Panel Presenter, “The Truth About Hierarchy – When Egos, Stature, and Titles Get in the Way,” February 2017
  • CLM Southwest Conference, Panel Presenter, "Death With Dignity – An Analysis of the Future Impact on Litigation," November 2016
  • CLM Women's Leadership Forum, Moderator and Featured Speaker, "Career Growth," October 2016
  • CLM Annual Midwest Medical Legal Conference, Panel Presenter, “Healthcare Mega Breaches-Information Security," June 2016
  • SCAHRM Annual Conference, Panel Presenter, “My Life, My Death, My Business: End of Life Option Act,” May 2016
  • SCAHRM On The High Seas Cruise Conference, Panel Presenter, “Verbal Judo: Mitigating the Risks and Conflicts with Teammates Behind Enemy Lines,” February 2016
  • CARE Professional Liability Association, LLC National Panel Counsel Conference, Featured Speaker, “Smoke and Mirrors: Recent Trends and Tactics in the Continued Attack on Damages Caps,” November 2015
  • SCAHRM Educational Breakfast Meeting, Featured Speaker, “Smoke and Mirrors: Recent Trends and Tactics in the Continued Attack on Micra," July 2015
  • Featured Presenter, “A Cinq in Micra’s Armor: A Case Study of Rashidi v. Moser,” February 2015

Publications

Community

Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • President, Southern California Association of Healthcare Risk Management
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance-Medical Legal Committee
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • American Society for Health Care Risk Management
  • Youth Business Alliance

Honors & Recognitions

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Orange County Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyer
  • 2020 Women, Influence & Power in Law Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Selected as one of the Best Lawyers of America for Litigation - Healthcare in Los Angeles
  • Lawyer Magazine's Legal Award for Elder Abuse Litigation
  • Women in Law Award for Private Commercial Litigation
  • Named to Top Women Lawyers in California by The Daily Journal
  • Named to Top 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers List by Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Named a Women to Watch by Business Insurance
  • Top Woman Attorney by Los Angeles Magazine
  • Top Attorney by Pasadena Magazine
  • Finalist in the Top Volunteer category by Los Angeles Business Journal's Women's Council & Awards

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