Daniel Jamison is Chair of our health care practice group working out of our Fresno office. His 41 years of law practice encompass a wide variety of trial practice in business disputes, land use issues, insurance litigation and complex healthcare litigation. Early in his career, Dan represented the defendants in a historical “wrongful life” case before the California Supreme Court, which case significantly restricted the type of damages available for such cases. He has represented hospitals and physicians in a wide variety of healthcare disputes that include, among others, government obligations for indigent care, physician discipline, and closed departments. His trial practice has also included, among the others noted above, eminent domain, development fees (for the developer and for the public entity), title matters, CEQA, traditional and administrative mandamus, and healthcare antitrust.
Growing up with a father as a lawyer (see his op-ed in The Fresno Bee: “Ollie, the hound and life’s lessons”), a great grandfather as a lawyer, as well as a lawyer brother, after majoring in philosophy in college, Dan saw a career in the law as a good fit. He enjoys finding creative and practical solutions to complex problems for his clients – and winning in court if that is the only way to resolution.
Having represented Fresno’s Community Medical Centers in litigated matters and other disputes for many years, Dan was asked to and served in the late 1990’s and early 2000 as outside General Counsel for this hospital system, which at the time was Central California’s largest healthcare systems, consisting of three general acute care hospitals and had over 5,000 employees. In this capacity, Mr. Jamison became intimately familiar with, among other matters, the fraud and abuse laws and regulations, as well as other regulations that are uniquely applicable to hospitals and healthcare providers. From this experience, Dan brings rare practical knowledge to the needs of healthcare providers for legal services, such as HIPAA, healthcare fraud and abuse, eminent domain, insurance and land use.
Dan enjoys working out, volunteer work with the Civic Learning Partnership and Fresno Business Council, writing articles and op-eds, doing CLE programs, reading, good TV and travel.