Lee Thies


Lee Thies is a partner in the Orange County office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Healthcare Practice. Mr. Thies specializes in the defense of personal injury liability claims involving medical malpractice and elder & dependent adult abuse as well as general, hospitality and transportation liability claims.

In the area of medical malpractice and abuse claims, he brings over 20-years' experience representing hospital chains and individually-owned hospitals, assisted and skilled nursing facilities, individual physicians, and ancillary health care providers including nurses, technicians, physical therapists, and pre-hospital emergency responders. Cases for these clients have included claims ranging from maternal-fetal injuries, surgical errors, abuse and neglect, emergency care, and medication errors.

In the area of general, hospitality and transportation claims, Mr. Thies represents a diverse clientele with a primary emphasis on ambulance and paratransit medical transport services, common and public carriers, and waste haulers. He has experience putting together a sophisticated team of highly regarded medical and biomechanical experts to assist clients with unique challenges of catastrophic injury and traumatic brain injury claims.


  • Law Review (Editorial Board, Note & Comment Editor, Author)
  • Case Review. Home Health Care - Emerging Liability Risks. Summer 1997
  • Continuity of Care Assoc. Newsletter. Emerging Liability Risks Along the Continuum. Summer 1997
  • Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy Newsletter. As Nosocomial Infections Increase, So May Hospital Liability. Leader Publications, New York Publishing Co. vol. XIV, No. 4, February 1997
  • Willis-Corroon Healthcare Concepts. Investigational Review Boards-Managing the Risks. 3rd Qtr. 1995
  • Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy Newsletter. Disclosure of M.D.’s Potential Problems Temporarily Barred. Leader Publications, New York Publishing Co., vol. XI, No. 3, January 1994
  • Informed Consent - The Physician’s Increasing Burden. 8 West.S.L.Rev. 113, 1980
  • Contributing Editor, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy Newsletter (1994-2000)


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California




  • Southern California Association for Healthcare Risk Management
  • Adjunct Faculty, American Institute of Medical Law, Inc. at Culver City Campus of Pepperdine University (1995-2000)
  • California Hospital Medical Center Foundation, Trustee Associates (1991-1993), and Le’Grande Affair Dinner/Auction Committee (1991-1993)
  • Cal-State University, Fullerton Alumni Assoc. Board of Directors (1981-1983)

Awards & Honors

American Jurisprudence Award - Constitutional Law


Western State University College of Law

Juris Doctor, 1981

California State University, Fullerton

Bachelor of Arts, 1978

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