George E. Washington

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Chico, CA

Washington & Heithecker
 | 330 West 5th Street, Chico, CA 95928
Phone: 530-345-1647
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2013
Licensed Since: 1970
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

A third-generation Chicoan, attorney George E. Washington graduated from Chico public schools and then graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with his undergraduate degree. He then attended Hastings College of the Law, where he received his law degree. With more than 40 years of legal experience, Mr. Washington began his professional practice in civil litigation with an insurance defense firm in the San Francisco, California.

Mr. Washington has served as a Butte County Deputy District Attorney, a contract public defender, and as a partner in a private firm before forming the firm of Washington & Heithecker with Philip Heithecker in 1995. Mr. Washington has extensive civil and criminal jury trial experience, having tried a number of significant civil cases to jury verdict, including many complex medical malpractice and employment law cases.

Mr. Washington is involved in community service, having been a past chairman of the Bidwell Park & Playground Commission and a director of the Downtown Chico Business Association (DCBA). He is currently a member of the Butte County Water Commission. He is a longtime member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Sacramento Valley Chapter and the Association of Defense Counsel (ADC).

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (80%)

Personal Injury - General (10%)

Employment Litigation (10%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2013

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About George Washington

Admitted: 1970, California

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Past Chairman, Bidwell Park & Playground Commission
  • Longtime Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • California
  • Member, Butte County Water Commission
  • Director, Downtown Chico Business Association (DCBA)
  • Member, Association of Defense Counsel (ADC)
  • Member, Sacramento Valley Chapter

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Special Counsel, Butte County Grand Jury

Representative Clients:

  • Numerous Physicians in Northern California
  • County of Butte
  • MedAmerica Mutual Risk Retention Group, Inc.
  • Norcal Mutual Insurance Company

Educational Background:

  • UC Berkeley, Political Science
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Office Location for George E. Washington

330 West 5th Street
Chico, CA 95928

Phone: 530-345-1647


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Last Updated: 10/10/2013

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