Vincent W. Marsella


Vincent Marsella is a partner in the San Francisco office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Healthcare Practice. Mr. Marsella focuses his practice on defense of long term care facilities against elder abuse and neglect, and wrongful death claims. His practice is also focused on defense of physicians, nursing agencies, veterinarians, and chiropractors.

Mr. Marsella has almost forty years of experience defending clients in cases involving catastrophic injuries or death. His varied practice has included defense of major airline disasters, significant trucking crashes, and managing mass tort litigation in products liability actions. He served as national coordinating counsel for an international chemical manufacturer involved in product liability actions throughout the county.

Mr. Marsella has successfully tried and arbitrated cases in a variety of fields, including healthcare. He has also obtained a number of summary judgments and directed verdicts and has expertise in mediation and arbitration, where he has favorably resolved hundreds of cases. He was appointed as an arbitrator by the Superior Courts of San Francisco and Marin Counties, and he has successfully argued before the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District.


Interviewed, "Navigating the Legal Landscape in Long-Term Care," Long-Term Living, May 16, 2011.

Professional Presentations

  • "Successfully Defending Rental Wrecks in California" to claims representatives of Rental Adjusting Service in 2002 in Orange County, California
  • "Criminal Landscape in Long Term Care", American Association of Healthcare Administrators Convocation, 2011, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mr. Marsella is a frequent lecturer for the Elder Mediation Group in San Francisco and Sausalito, California.


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
    • Massachusetts
    • Rhode Island
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Central District of California
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of California




Rhode Island

United States District Court - Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California


Defense Research Institute

Awards & Honors

Martindale-Hubbell Rating, AV Preeminent (Highest Rating in Ethics and Professionalism)


New England School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1979

University of Miami


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