Independent Counsel for Medical Staffs

An authority on medical staff credentialing, disciplinary and non-disciplinary peer review processes, medical staff bylaws and mandatory reporting requirements, Sara Hersh serves as dedicated counsel to medical staffs of community hospitals, medical groups, healthcare systems, university systems, and county facilities. She proactively counsels medical staffs on changes in the law and needed revisions to policies and bylaws, procedural steps in disciplinary actions (both corrective actions and non-corrective actions) and advises healthcare clients on professional liability and risk management issues, ensuring compliance with state and regulatory requirements.

Focus on Protecting the Licenses of Individual Healthcare Professionals

Sara has successfully represented individual healthcare practitioners across a broad spectrum of the healthcare industry throughout her career. For more than three decades, she has stalwartly protected the licenses and careers of healthcare professionals. Doctors, nurses, dentists, mental health professionals, pharmacists, and physical therapists are among the practitioners that rely on her unrivaled counsel in investigations and administrative hearings before licensing boards. She has successfully represented healthcare professionals in interviews, hearings, trials, binding arbitrations, and on appeal.

Healthcare Professional with Litigation Strength

For several decades, Sara also has a proven track record defending healthcare professionals against medical malpractice claims in binding arbitrations, court trials and on appeal. Having worked as an occupational therapist prior to becoming a lawyer, Sara brings to her healthcare practice the restorative mindset and insight of a healthcare professional coupled with deep civil litigation experience.


Sara has been selected to Super Lawyers each year from 2019-2024. She was also recognized as one of the Top Women Attorneys. Super Lawyers is an exclusive list of top-rated attorneys in specific practice areas who were chosen after a thorough evaluation of numerous criteria. Sara Hersh is an approved California Society of Healthcare Attorneys hearing officer and is qualified to act as a hearing officer in peer review matters. Sara chaired the Nelson Hardiman Mentoring Committee.


California Western School of Law, J.D.

Tufts University, B.S. Occupational Therapy, cum laude

State Bar of California

California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care Professionals (Past Secretary)

California Society of Healthcare Attorneys (Board of Editors)

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Healthcare Section


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