Terri Keville focuses on helping her healthcare provider clients avoid and minimize healthcare operations problems and disputes, so they can reduce their legal risks and costs. When litigation cannot be avoided, Terri’s litigation practice emphasizes case-dispositive motions and appeals.
Terri advises clients on the full range of medical staff matters, including credentialing; peer review; and medical staff bylaws, rules, and policies. Terri’s practice also focuses on confidentiality of medical information (HIPAA and CMIA); consent, including end-of-life issues; emergency care requirements (EMTALA); and clinical research. Terri has defended hospitals, medical staff, and physician groups against claims by individual physicians for wrongful exclusion involving complex issues of alleged disability discrimination, substance abuse, peer-review duties and procedural rights, and the interplay of those elements with physician employment or partnership agreements. Terri has made new, favorable law for California healthcare organizations in cases involving physician peer review, Medicare and ERISA preemption, and California’s Unfair Competition Law. In 2014, Best Lawyers named Terri Health Care Lawyer of the Year for Los Angeles.