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Lori Ferguson

Lori C. Ferguson

(916) 551-2813


Lori focuses her practice on helping clients resolve health care-related disputes. She guides medical staffs through difficult situations involving credentialing and privileging issues, handles fair hearings, and represents hospitals in both federal and state lawsuits involving medical staff issues. She regularly represents assisted living communities, skilled nursing facilities, continuing care retirement communities, senior living communities, and various health care providers in civil, administrative, and regulatory proceedings involving a wide range of issues, including resident discharges and evictions, federal deficiency and state citation appeals, and licensing actions. Her experience includes physician contracting and navigating issues pertaining to health care fraud and abuse laws. Lori's skills in managing and resolving disputes carry over to her work as a medical staff hearing officer and as a mediator and arbitrator.


J.D. University of Virginia School of Law ( 1996 )
B.A. University of Virginia ( 1993 )

Admissions and Courts

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas


Health Care Litigation Practice Leader

Medical staffs. Represents medical staffs in peer review and fair hearing proceedings involving medical staff members challenging proposed disciplinary actions.

Hospital. Advises hospital governing body on its role on credentialing and privileging issues.

Senior living communities. Guides senior living communities through regulatory and litigation hurdles regarding resident transfers and discharges.

Hearing Officer/Neutral. Serves as neutral hearing officer, mediator, and arbitrator in medical staff and health care matters.

State Bar of California

California Society for Healthcare Attorneys, Membership Committee

California Association of Medical Staff Services

California Association of Health Facilities

California Assisted Living Association, Public Policy Committee and Legal Subcommittee

American Arbitration Association National Roster of Arbitrators, Panelist

"Creating Success for Clients," Comstock's Magazine (March 2021)

"What Senior Living Providers Need to Know About New Eviction Moratorium in California," Senior Housing News (September 2020)

Sacramento Magazine, Top Lawyer (2015-2016, 2019)

Super Lawyers, Health Care; Civil Litigation (2011-2018, 2021-2023)

Order of the Coif