Heath S. Fox


  • location icon Seattle, WA
    1111 Third Avenue
    Suite 2700
    Seattle, WA 98101

Heath Fox is a partner in the Seattle office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Healthcare Practice. He is passionate about serving the people in health care who work so hard to help others. 

For 18 years, Mr. Fox has focused his civil litigation practice on the defense of claims against hospitals, physicians, nurses, long term care facilities, and other healthcare professionals. He has extensive experience in licensing matters for healthcare providers. He also consults on health law and guardianship issues. He has obtained defense verdicts in cases involving wrongful death, surgical complications including paralysis and other permanent disabilities, and alleged “never events.” He volunteers as an attorney mentor for the Washington Medical-Legal Partnership, dedicated to helping people in vulnerable populations during times of crisis. 

Professional Presentations

  • Mr. Fox has been on faculty as an adjunct professor or part-time lecturer at:
    • University of Washington School of Law 
    • Seattle University School of Law 
  • Mr. Fox has presented educational lectures to numerous health care professional groups and attorney groups, including:
    • Protecting the Peer Review Privilege -WHCRMS 
    • Use of Medical Records In Litigation -NBI 
    • Navigating the New HIPAA Requirements-WHCRMS 
    • Nurse Charting Do's and Don'ts -PeaceHealth Annual Nursing Conference 
    • Health Law -Seattle University School of Law 
    • Surrogate Decision-Making -Valley Medical Center 
    • Hospital Guardianship -Valley Medical Center 
    • Options for Dealing with Problematic Patients-WSSHA Spring Conference 
    • Washington State Health Law Manual, Consent Chapter (Editor)-WSSHA 
    • Health Law Advocacy -University of Washington School of Law 
    • Informed Consent (guest lecturer)-Seattle University School of Law 
    • Licensing Issues for Health Care Providers (guest lecturer)-UW School of Law 
    • A Hospital Perspective on Guardianship -WSBA Elder Law Annual Conference 
    • Contract Issues/Avoiding Malpractice -Washington Association of Nurse Anesthetists
    • Surrogate decision-makers in health care – WHCRMS


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Alaska
    • Oregon
    • Washington
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit





United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Advisory Board Member for the Washington Medical-Legal Partnership 
  • King County Bar Association 
  • Washington State Society of Health Law Attorneys 
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers 
  • Washington Health Care Risk Management Society (former president) 


Northwestern, School of Law at Lewis and Clark

Juris Doctor 

Whitman College

Bachelor of Arts 

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