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Mr. Zopatti’s practice primarily focuses on the defense of health care professionals including psychiatrists, psychologist, marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, professional counselors, dentists and chiropractors.  Mr. Zopatti has successfully defended these providers though all aspects of civil litigation and administrative proceedings included jury trials, bench trials, mediations and licensing proceedings. Mr. Zopatti has also developed an expertise in regulatory compliance issues and HIPAA compliance issues.


Mr. Zopatti speaks regularly to various nationwide professional groups.  He has made presentations to chapters of psychological associations, marriage and family therapists associations, social workers associations, child abuse prevention groups, clergy groups, as well as continuing education workshops. 


Mr. Zopatti graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1980 with degrees in Political Science and Economics.  He went on to receive his Juris Doctor degree in 1986 from the University of San Diego School of Law.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 45%
    29 years
  2. Administrative Law: 45%
    29 years
  3. Licensing: 10%
    29 years



Hourly ($300-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Charles Scott Russell

    Chris is a great lawyer and I'd recommend him to any mental health professional in need of malpractice representation.


    Charles Russell Class action Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Callahan Thompson Sherman & Caudill, LLP
2601 Main Street, Suite 800
Irvine, CA, 92614


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCallahan, Thompson, Sherman & Caudill, LLP2010 - Present
AttorneyCallahan, McCune & Willis, LLC1991 - 2010
AttorneyJaret, Caudill & Kuhn1987 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care ProfessionalsMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Laborde v. Aronson, (2001) 92 Cal.App.4th 459Defense verdict
Ewing v. Goldstein (2004) 120 Cal.App.4th 807Settled
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of California - Santa BarbaraEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
University of California - Santa BarbaraPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1980