About the Firm

California Health Lawyer David Leatherberry

David Leatherberry, Owner

  • David Leatherberry provides transactional, regulatory and licensing support to healthcare providers including acute care hospitals, intensive outpatient programs, community mental health, residential care facilities and individual providers including physicians, psychologists, nurses, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers and counselors.  He is counsel for the San Diego Psychological  Association and currently chairs the Health Law Committee for the Business Law Section, California Lawyers Association. David Leatherberry is a graduate of UC Berkeley and the University of San Diego School of Law where he currently teaches contract drafting.

community mental health, medical or wellness or FQHC clinic

Recent Healthcare Transactions

  • Representation of hospital in purchase of urology orthopedic,  primary care and ob-gyn practices and  formation of exempt clinics.
  • Representation of buyer in purchase of  mental health practice with multiple locations in Los Angeles.
  • Representation of buyer in purchase and licensing of 38-bed residential care facility for the elderly.
  • Provision of Stark and Anti-Kickback Opinions for large Southern California radiology practice.


We Protect and Fight for Your License

  • Contact us as soon as you have reason to believe a complaint may be made against your license. By being proactive, we have succeeded in getting most investigations closed without any finding of wrongdoing. There is no guarantee and each case is different, but the following are some recent successes: 
  • Accusation of gross negligence against psychologist withdrawn in BOP case involving complaint raised by insurer alleging quality of care, documentation and boundary violation issues;
  • Accusation of gross negligence withdrawn in BRN case against nurse stemming from the burning death of a skilled nursing facility patient;
  • Accusation of gross negligence and repeated acts of negligence  against psychologist reduced to public reprobation stemming from alleged breach of confidentiality;
  • Psychologist having paid nearly $20,000 in legal fees to her former lawyer and facing a threat of revocation of her license, received a finding from the Board closing the case with no evidence of wrongdoing, and obtained a significant refund of prior legal fees.

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Leatherberry Law

11440 W. Bernardo Ct. Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92127

(858) 753-1713 dleatherberry@leatherberrylaw.com