Lawrence S. Giardina

Lawrence S. Giardina
Sacramento, CA
Telephone: 916-567-0400
FAX: 916-568-0400
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Larry was born in Whittier, California and grew up in southern California. He has practiced law since 1985 and is a member of ABOTA. He has tried numerous medical malpractice cases to jury verdict in California and Nevada. He has also tried numerous cases involving physician privileges and peer review before administrative hearing and hospital review committees. His practice focuses on medical malpractice defense, medical professional advocacy and elder abuse defense. When he is not working, Larry enjoys long-distance horseback riding and traveling to far away places for scuba diving.

Professional History

  • 1992 to Present - Schuering Zimmerman & Doyle, LLP, Sacramento, CA
  • 1989 to 1992 - Schuering Zimmerman & Scully, LLP, Sacramento, CA
  • 1985 to 1989 - Weintraub Genshlea Hardy Erich & Brown, Sacramento, CA


  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1985
  • Certificate in Computer Programming (COBOL), 1982
  • B.S. (Biology and Human Behavior), University of California, Davis, 1980


  • California, 1985
  • Nevada, 1989
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California, 1985

Honors and Memberships

  • California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care Professionals
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Northern California Super Lawyers 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys, Hearing Officer Program
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Placer County Bar Association

Community Service

  • Meadow Vista Municipal Advisory Committee, 1994 to 2002 (1996 to 2002 Chairman)
  • Meadow Vista Trails Association, Founding Member, 1992 to Present
  • Meadow Vista Trails Association, Chairperson, 1998 to 2002

Personal Interests

  • Scuba Diving (Master Diver, Rescue Diver, Dive Emergency Specialist, DAN Medic)
  • Endurance Riding/Equestrian Activities
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Political Nonfiction