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Firm History

As a law firm specializing in medical professional liability defense, Leonard & Lyde has enjoyed a longstanding and productive relationship with the medical communities it serves. By virtue of its unique location in rural Northern California, Leonard & Lyde has developed close ties with individual physicians and medical groups practicing in the North State.

Leonard & Lyde has aggressively counseled and represented individual physicians and medical groups from such representative counties as Butte, Yuba, Sutter, Tehama, Glenn, Plumas, Shasta, Trinity, Colusa, Siskiyou, Lassen, Mendocino, Napa, and Nevada. The firm is well suited to represent clients in these areas because of its close proximity to court houses, witnesses and parties. The attorneys are familiar with the reputation of the local medical community, and understand the issues that are most important to local juries.

Over the past 25 years, the firm has tried 29 jury trials. The attorneys at Leonard & Lyde have collectively more than 70 years of civil litigation experience. Leonard & Lyde has been representing health care professionals since 1976. Representative clients include NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company, Northwest Physicians Mutual Insurance Company, the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc., Mutual Protection Trust, The Mutual, MIEC, and The Doctors Company.

At Leonard & Lyde, particular emphasis is placed on the exhaustive analysis and thorough preparation of medical issues. Toward this end, the firm actively seeks out and cultivates ongoing relationships with preeminent medical consultants, both in the clinical and didactic settings.

Leonard & Lyde anticipates that its future growth will continue to parallel the gradual increase in the size, diversity and sophistication of the medical community in rural Northern California. Above all, Leonard & Lyde remains dedicated to its tradition of absolute commitment to its physician clients and the medical community at large.

Leonard & Lyde serves clients throughout Butte, Tehama, Shasta, Yuba, Sutter, Lake and
Siskiyou Counties in California.