Theodore D. Poppinga

Theodore D. Poppinga
Of Counsel
Sacramento, CA
Telephone: 916-567-0400
FAX: 916-568-0400
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Ted was born and raised in Colusa, California. He has practiced law since 1988 and his practice focuses on medical malpractice defense. When he is not working, you can often find Ted singing with a local rock and roll band.

Professional History

  • 2020 to Present - Schuering Zimmerman & Doyle, LLP, Sacramento, CA
    Of Counsel
  • 1989 to 1993 - Hardy, Erich, Brown & Wilson, Sacramento, CA
  • 1987 to 1989 - Greve, Clifford, Diepenbrock & Paras, Sacramento, CA


  • J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1987
  • B.A. (Political Science), University of California, Santa Barbara, 1983


  • California, 1988
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California, 1988
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California, 2014
  • United States District Court, Central District of California, 2020

Honors and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
  • Sacramento County Bar Association

Community Service

  • Organized fundraising concerts for: Women Escaping a Violent Environment, Inc. (WEAVE); UC Davis Children’s Hospital; Children’s Miracle Network; Albie Carson Breast Cancer Foundation; and East Sacramento Parks

Personal Interests

  • Vocalist for a Sacramento Rock and Roll Band
  • Golf
  • Snow Skiing