Andrew K. Whitman
Andrew K. Whitman is of counsel at the firm of Beach | Whitman | Cowdrey, LLP. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Arizona State University in 1983. After graduation, he attended the University of California, Hastings College of Law receiving a Juris Doctor degree in 1986. He was formerly a partner in the law firm to Beach, Procter, McCarthy & Slaughter and Procter, McCarthy & Slaughter.
Mr. Whitman’s practice includes the defense of healthcare providers, appeals, and writs, with an emphasis on defending physicians and healthcare facilities against claims of elder abuse. Mr. Whitman is admitted to practice before all California State Courts and the United States District Courts for Central and Northern California. Published opinions include Medina v. Hillshore Partners (1995) 40 Cal.App.4th 477; Reagen’s Vacuum Truck Service, Inc. v. Beaver Ins. Co. (1994) 31 Cal.App.4th 375; and Lama v. Comcast Cablevision (1993) 14 Cal.App.4th 59.
Mr. Whitman is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Southern California Association of Defense Counsel, and the Ventura County Bar Association. He co-authored an article for the Journal of Healthcare Risk Management entitled “Managing Obligations: Right of Privacy and Release of Clinical Records” and has lectured on the subject of releasing medical records at both local and national healthcare conferences.
Mr. Whitman serves as a Commissioner on the City of Ojai Planning Commission and enjoys golf in his free time.