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Mr. Ball has been practicing litigation since 1984. Prior to that, he completed his undergraduate degree cum laude at the University of Miami in three years, in programs of honors and privileged studies. After subsequently graduating with honors from the University of Illinois College of Law, he joined McCormick Barstow handling all types of civil litigation, and currently is a member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group, while also serving as the firm's Hiring Partner.


Mr. Ball has tried numerous jury trials in state court in Fresno, Clovis, Madera, Merced, Visalia, Hanford, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, and Modesto. His trial experience has included the following areas: medical malpractice, wrongful death, wrongful termination, breach of contract, industrial accidents, products liability, general negligence, insurance agent/broker liability, auto accidents, and slip-and-fall accidents. He has also represented hospitals in privileging matters and professionals in administrative matters with hospitals, the Medical Board of California, the Osteopathic Medical Board of California, the State of California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the California Board of Registered Nursing, the California Department of Consumer Affairs, and the State of California Department of Insurance. He has served as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Fresno County Superior, Municipal, and Small Claims Courts.


Mr. Ball is admitted to practice in California and Illinois.

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  1. Litigation: 100%

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McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth LLP

7647 North Fresno Street
Fresno, CA, 93729-8912

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198511/12/2015
CAActive198411/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Northern California Super LawyerSan Francisco Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine2015
Top 100 Northern California Super LawyerSan Francisco Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine2014
Northern California Super LawyerSan Francisco Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine2013
Top 100 Northern California Super LawyerSan Francisco Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine2012
Top AttorneyFresno Magazine2011
Northern California Super LawyerSan Francisco Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine2011
Top AttorneyFresno Magazine2010
Northern California Super LawyerSan Francisco Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine2010
FellowLitigation Counsel of America Trial Lawer Society2010
Top AttorneyFresno Magazine2009
Northern California Super LawyerSan Francisco Managzine and Law & Politics Magazine2009
Top AttorneyFresno Magazine2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2010 - Present
American Board of Trial Advocates (San Joaquin Valley Chapter)President2009 - 2010
CAL-ABOTABoard of Directors2009 - 2011
California Society for Healthcare Risk Management (CSHRM)President2008 - 2009
California Medical-Legal CommitteeMember2004 - Present
California Society for Healthcare Risk Management (CSHRM)Board of Directors2004 - Present
Catholic Charities, Diocese of FresnoBoard of Directors2003 - 2006
KVPT - Valley Public Television, Business Advisory CommitteeMember2000 - 2004
Diversity Law InstituteMemberN/A
American Bar FoundationFellowN/A
Catholic Professional and Business Club of FresnoMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Trial Practice Section, and Health Care SectionMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Fresno County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Northern California Association of Defense CounselMemberN/A
The Trial Law InstituteMemberN/A
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
San Francisco Daily JournalTrial Attorney Gets Chance to See How the Jury Side Lives2006
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of MiamiEnglish and EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Doctors CompanyWhy Doctors Get Sued: Malpractice Claims Trends, Episode 22015
Doctors CompanyWhy Doctors Get Sued: Malpractice Claims Trends, Episode 12015
Community Hospitalist Medical Group-2015 Retreat (Seascape, CA)Hospitalists--Reducing Liability Risks and Improving Patient Satisfaction2015
Community Anesthesia Providers - 2015 Annual Meeting (Yosemite, CA)How to Improve Patient Care and Avoid Malpractice: Lesson Learned from Quotes and Anecdotes2015
Doctors CompanyWhat Doctors Need to Know About Being Sued, Episode 22014
Community Medical Providers Medical Group Annual Provider Meeting (Seascape, CA)Preventing Injury and Avoiding Claims: "It's Not Complicated"2014
ChildNet Medical Associates/CHCC (Madera, CA)13 Simple Lessons for Pediatric Health Care Providers2014
Masters in Trial, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), San Joaquin Valley Chapter (Fresno, CA)What Would the Masters Do? Pre-Trial Litigation2013
Community Medical Providers Medical Group, Annual Provider Meeting (Seascape, CA)"With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility" - Electronic Medical Records and Social Media Malpractice Risks2013
Sante Community Physicians, Provider Meeting (Fresno, CA)Improving Patient Care Delivery2012
Community Medical Providers Medical Group, Annual Provider Meeting (Seascape, CA)Improving Primary Care Delivery and Avoiding Malpractice: Lessons Learned from Quotes and Anecdotes2012
ChildNet Medical Associates / CHCC (Madera, CA)Documentation in Pediatrics: Protecting Patients, Protecting You2012
California Society for Healthcare Risk Management, Annual Conference (Monterey, CA)Medical Malpractice Defense Issues2012
TDC Patient Safety Seminar, Childrens Hospital of Central California (Madera, CA)The Perils of Diagnosis2011
Community Medical Providers Medical Group, Annual Provider Meeting (Santa Cruz, CA)Medical Malpractice Litigation: "Been There, Done That" -- Sympathy and Sound Advice2011
TDC Patient Safety Seminar, Childrens Hospital of Central California (Madera, CA)Handoffs: A Critical Communication Process2010
Community Medical Providers Medical Group, Annual Provider Meeting (Carmel Valley, CA)Mock Deposition: Litigation Survival Training for Healthcare Providers2010
ABA Law Student Division Ninth Circuit Spring Meeting (Orange, CA)Civil Litigation Panel Discussion2010
Community Medical Providers Medical Group, Annual Provider Meeting (Seascape, CA)Your Bet Your License! -- Complying with the Medical Board of California2009
Community Medical Providers Medical Group, Annual Provider Meeting (Carmel, CA)Are You Smarter Than an Administrator? -- Risk Managment Edition2008
ChildNet Medical Associates / CHCC (Madera, CA)Understanding How to Prepare for and to Give a Deposition2008
California Society for Healthcare Risk Managment, Annual Conference (Walnut Creek, CA)Introduction to Risk -- We Have All Been There2008
Community Medical Providers Medical Group, Annual Provider Meeting (Seascape, CA)Risk Management Jeopardy, Part II2007
Community Medical Providers Medical Group, Annual Provider Meeting (Carmel Valley, CA)Risk Management Jeopardy2006
ChildNet Medical Associates / CHCC (Madera, CA)Mock Deposition: Survival Training for Physicians2006
County of Fresno Department of Behavioral Health and Department of Children and Family Services (Fresno, CA)Issues in Risk Managment2005
Community Medical Providers Medical Group, Annual Provider Meeting (Seascape, CA)Risk Management Challenges: What Would You Do? What Should You Do?2005
ChildNet Medical Associates, Pain Management & Palliative Care Symposium (Madera, CA)End of Life Care for Pediatrics2005
American Board of Trial Advocates, San Joaquin Valley Chapter (Fresno, CA)Masters in Trial: From Opening Statements to Jury Deliberations in a Sexual Harassment Case2005
Adventist Health/Hanford Community Medical Center (Hanford, CA)Protection of Privacy vs. Need for Disclosure2005
Community Medical Providers Medical Group, Annual Provider Meeting (Monterey, CA)Managing Your Risk, Part II - The Medical Board of California2004
Sante Community Physicians, Annual Meeting (Fresno, CA)Managing and Improving Healthcare Delivery2003
National Business Institute Seminar (Fresno, CA)Analyzing Medical Records2003
Community Medical Providers Medical Group, Annual Provider Meeting (Carmel, CA)Understanding and Managing Your Risk2003
National Business Institute Seminar (Fresno, CA)Medical Malpractice in California2002
National Business Institute Seminar (Fresno, CA)Nursing Home Malpractice in California: Successful Case Management from Investigation to Trial2002
Avante Health SeminarLegal Liability and Risk Management for Health Insurance Agents and Brokers2002
Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center (Fresno, CA)Malpractice Litigation - What You Can Do to Limit Your Exposure2000
Fresno County Office of Education (Fresno, CA)Do Not Resuscitate Symposium2000