Judith M. Tishkoff


Judith Tishkoff is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Healthcare, Medical Malpractice and Long-Term Care Practices. She has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of medical malpractice defense, pharmacy defense, and appeals.

She handles the following types of matters:

  • Defense of physicians, nurses, nursing registries, and hospitals in actions and pending claims
  • Defense of pharmacies and individual pharmacists in actions and pending claims
  • Representation of pharmacies in mass  tort litigation including “Fen-Phen”, Baycol and PPA related litigation
  • Representation of nurses and physicians before  their respective professional Boards
  • Trials, binding arbitrations and mediations in the defense of health professionals
  • Representation of manufacturers of medical devices in products liability matters
  • All aspects of appellate practice before the Superior Court, California Courts of Appeal, and the California Supreme Court


Note, “The State Regulation of Pregnant Women: A Conflict of Rights and Values,” University of Southern California Journal of Law and the Environment, Spring 1988


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California




  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section, 1994-present
  • American Bar Association, Section on Individual Rights & Responsibilities, 1994-present
  • Associate, Hastings Center, 1987-2000
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in California, 1980-1990, active; 1990-present, inactive

Awards & Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell, "AV" Rating
  • Outstanding Nurse Award, Special Recognition and Outstanding Service Awards from UCLA Medical Center


University of Southern California School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1988

California State University, Long Beach, School of Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1980

University of California at Los Angeles


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