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Originally from New York, Mr. Wittenberg moved to California to attend Whittier Law School, where he graduated cum laude and was Articles Editor of the Law Review. He began his legal career with the California Department of Justice where his clients included the Medical Board of California and Board of Psychology. His early years as a Deputy Attorney General made it a natural transition to the work he now does representing physicians, psychologists and other professionals in licensing board hearings and investigations.
Mr. Wittenberg has worked with licensing boards, deputies attorney general and administrative law judges during the investigative, settlement and hearing processes for over 20 years. He has successfully defended hundreds of health care practitioners in Licensing Board cases. He has earned a reputation as an attorney who works hard to get cases closed during the investigative stage, before formal charges are filed against his clients. He also has extensive experience negotiating settlements and trying Board cases.
After he left the Attorney General’s office, Mr. Wittenberg worked for a prominent medical malpractice defense firm, where his clients included Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. Mr. Wittenberg has extensive experience representing clients in civil litigation during the past 25 years. He has defended physicians, psychologists and hospitals in health care malpractice cases.
Mr. Wittenberg developed a special interest representing patients in civil law suits who have suffered emotional injury caused by the exploitive conduct of their psychotherapists and others who have suffered catastrophic injuries due to negligence or intentional conduct. He also represents health care professionals when a conflict develops between the insured and the insurance company.
Mr. Wittenberg is an adjunct professor at Antioch University’s Masters in Psychology Program where he teaches Professional Ethics and the Law to psychology graduate students. He has authored several articles, and lectures on legal and ethical issues that psychotherapists face.