Chad C. Couchot

Chad C. Couchot
Sacramento, CA
Telephone: 916-567-0400
FAX: 916-568-0400
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Chad grew up in Sonoma County and Seattle. He has practiced law since 2006 and gained trial experience as a criminal defense attorney for the Yuba County Public Defender. His practice focuses on medical malpractice defense and federal civil rights defense. He represents healthcare providers throughout Northern California and Nevada. When Chad is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking and playing guitar.

Professional History

  • 2012 to Present - Schuering Zimmerman & Doyle, LLP, Sacramento CA
  • 2007 to 2012 - Yuba County Public Defender, Marysville, CA


  • J.D., with distinction, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 2006
  • B.A. (Political Science), University of California, Davis, 2003
  • A.A. (Liberal Arts) and A.S. (Business Administration) Sierra College 2001


  • California, 2006
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California, 2012
  • Nevada, 2013
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2014
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada, 2017
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California, 2017
  • United States District Court, Central District of California, 2018

Honors and Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Traynor Society
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
  • Defense Research Institute
  • ABOTA National Trial Academy, National Judicial College, March 2017

Personal Interests

  • Guitar
  • Reggae Music
  • Hiking
  • Cooking