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Barry Vogel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Sacramento, CA

LaFollette Johnson DeHaas Fesler & Ames
655 University Avenue, Suite 119
Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: 916-563-3100
Fax: 916-565-3704
Email: Barry Vogel
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Licensed in California Since: 1983
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense
Attorney Profile

Mr. Vogel is the Managing Shareholder of the Northern California (Sacramento) office of La Follette, Johnson where his practice is primarily in the field of medical malpractice litigation.

Mr. Vogel is a member of the State Bar of California and the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California & Nevada. He has attained the rank of Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), reflecting his experience in more than 50 civil jury trials. He has the distinction of once having obtained 17 consecutive defense verdicts in jury trials in which he represented defendant chiropractors. He has been awarded the highest rating, "AV Preeminent," based on reviews by his peers, by the lawyer rating agency, Martindale-Hubbell. In 2015, and in each year since, he was named a "Top Lawyer" in the field of medical malpractice by Sacramento Magazine. 

He has extensive experience in defense of all types of medical malpractice cases, with special emphasis on defense of birth injury cases, on behalf of physicians and on behalf of hospitals operated by Sutter Health, Dignity Health, St. Joseph Health, as well as hospitals insured by Optima Healthcare Insurance Services.

Mr. Vogel received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon in 1979. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1982.

About Barry Vogel

First Admitted: 1983, California

Professional Webpage: http://ljdfa.com/attorneys.php

Honors/Awards

  • In 2015, and in each year since, he was selected by Sacramento Magazine as a "Top Lawyer" in Northern California in the field of medical malpractice.
  • Advocate Level member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).  "AV Preeminent" rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Representative Clients

  • Mr. Vogel has extensive experience in defense of all types of medical malpractice cases, with special emphasis on defense of birth injury cases, on behalf of physicians and on behalf of hospitals operated by Sutter Health, Dignity Health, St. Joseph Health, as well as hospitals insured by Optima Healthcare Insurance Services.

Educational Background

  •   Undergraduate:  University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.  Bachelor of Science, Political Science, 1979. Legal EducationPepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California.  Juris Doctorate, 1982.  

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Northern California and Nevada Association of Defense Counsel

Verdicts/Settlements

  • April, 2015: At the conclusion of a 2 and one-half week trial,  Mr. Vogel obtained a defense verdict for his client in a case of alleged chiropractic malpractice involving alleged spinal cord injury in a 51 year old married plaintiff who had two children, and who was employed as a plant maintenance specialist earning in the range of $150,000 per year, at a Silicon Valley tech company. After the injury, the plaintiff did not return to work.  The plaintiff's life care plan and loss of earnings claim amounted to over $3.5 million in damages.  Plaintiff's counsel sought over $13 million in damages in closing argument.  The defense had made a first offer of $150,000 at a mandatory settlement conference, but negotiations broke down.  The jury deliberated for 1 hour and 45 minutes before reaching a defense verdict, 11 to 1. (Dabalos v. [chiropractor defendant], San Joaquin Superior Court number 39-2013-00302675-CU-MM-STK.), 2015
  • February, 2015: At the conclusion of a one month trial, Mr. Vogel obtained a defense verdict for his clients, two internal medicine physicians, involving allegations against his clients of wrongful death, assault, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.  The case was brought on behalf of an 81 year old patient who died in a hospital setting. The case was tried in Sacramento County Superior Court. There were five defendants in the case, and Mr. Vogel was lead counsel for the defense side of the case. (Ramos v. [two doctor defendants], Sacramento Superior Court case number 34-2011-00104230.) , 2015
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Office Location for Barry Vogel

655 University Avenue
Suite 119
Sacramento, CA 95825

Last Updated: 1/19/2021

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