Carolyn L. Northrop

Carolyn L. Northrop
Sacramento, CA
Telephone: 916-567-0400
FAX: 916-568-0400
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Carrie was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. Carrie attended the University of Arizona, where she double-majored in Communications and Spanish. She is a loyal Arizona Wildcats fan. Carrie moved to California in 2000 and she subsequently obtained her J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2005. Her practice focuses on medical malpractice defense and defense of health care professionals in administrative actions. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and watching sports events (especially Arizona Wildcats basketball, Arizona Wildcats football, San Francisco Giants, and San Francisco 49ers).

Professional History

  • January 2023 to Present - Schuering Zimmerman & Doyle, LLP, Sacramento, CA
  • 2021 to December 2022 - Schuering Zimmerman & Doyle, LLP, Sacramento, CA
    Non-Equity Partner
  • 2009 to 2020 - Dummit, Buchholz & Trapp, Sacramento, CA
  • 2007 to 2009 - Law Office of Randy E. Thomas , Woodbridge, CA
  • 2005 to 2007 - Dreyer, Babich, Buccola & Callaham, LLP, Sacramento, CA


  • J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA 2005
    • The Transnational Lawyer, Comment Staff Writer 2003-2004
    • The Transnational Lawyer, Assistant Comment Editor 2004-2005
    • Dean's Honor List Spring 2005
    • Honors Trial Advocacy Spring 2005
  • B.A., University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 1999
    • Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Spanish, Cum Laude, May 1999
    • Academic Scholarship 1995-1999
    • Order of Omega
    • Dean's List 1995-1999
    • Chain Gang Honor Society 1997-1998


  • California, 2005
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California, 2005
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California, 2009
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2012

Honors and Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • The Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court
  • California Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada

Personal Interests

  • Watching sports events
  • Traveling
  • Time with family and friends