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Updated: 08/19/2013

San Jose Medical Malpractice Defense Lawyer


Michael Garvin joined Sheuerman, Martini & Tabari in 1997 and became a partner in the firm in 2003. He has 25 years experience representing physicians, hospitals, long-term care facilities, nurses, therapists, and other healthcare professionals.

Mr. Garvin has represented physicians, hospitals, nurses, therapists, and other health care professionals in hundreds of professional liability claims. He has also represented physicians and nurses during investigations by their licensing bodies...

About Michael J. Garvin

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Year Joined Firm

  • 1997

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice Defense


  • 100%


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Western District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of California

Other Affiliations

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice and Risk Management Issues

Past Positions

  • Beta Healthcare Group
  • Sedgwick Claims Services
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals / The Permanente Medical Group
  • The Doctor's Company


  • University of California at Davis School of Law, Davis, California, 1988
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1984
    Major: Economics

Office Information


1033 Willow Street San Jose, CA 95125- 2346


  • 408-295-9900

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