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Henry Fenton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Health Care Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Fenton Law Group, LLP
1990 South Bundy Drive, Suite 777
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310-444-5244
Fax: 310-444-5280
Email: Henry Fenton
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1970
Practice Areas: Health Care (60%), Administrative Law (20%), General Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Henry Fenton is a the founder of Fenton Law Group LLP. Among other distinctions, he has been rated AV Preeminent by the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating system and has been chosen for a number of years, Southern California Super Lawyer in the field of health care law. Mr. Fenton has also been named "Lawyer of the Year" by California Lawyer Magazine and has also been chosen by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of healthcare law and administrative/regulatory law. In 2013, Mr. Fenton was selected as "Lawyer of the Year" in Administrative/Regulatiory Law in the Southern California area by The Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Fenton is a 1969 graduate of the UCLA School of Law. He received his A.B., cum laude, in history from UCLA in 1966. Mr. Fenton is admitted to the California Bar and to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, D.C. Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has handled a wide range of civil litigation matters in the areas of healthcare, labor and employment, antitrust and other areas of the law. He has won many important appellate decisions for physicians and other healthcare providers and has argued several cases in the United States and California Supreme Courts. Mr. Fenton has successfully represented hundreds of physicians and other healthcare professionals who have faced Accusations or disciplinary investigations by the Medical Board of California or other regulatory and licensing bodies. He specializes in providing representation and advice to health care professionals, health care entities and individuals,  in the areas of fraud and abuse, medical staff, credentialing, Medicare and MediCal, reimbursement, Stark and Antikickback, DEA , FDA and HIPAA issues, business disputes, long term care, behavioral health, alcohol and substance abuse.

Mr. Fenton is a former member of the Board of Directors of the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys. He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Health Care Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Currently, Mr. Fenton is also a member of the California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care Professionals and the Health Care Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

About Henry Fenton

First Admitted: 1970, California

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  • In Grier vs. Department of Health Services (2000), and in UAPD vs. Department of Health Services as trial counsel, Mr. Fenton won important cases on behalf of physicians facing huge extrapolated audit demands and established precedents which limited the audits of the Department of Health Services to unfairly audit physicians.
  • In San Joaquin Hospital vs. Pacificare, Mr. Fenton won an appellate decision on behalf of a hospital against an HMO reversing a trial court decision and reinstating a lawsuit for more than $8 million in damages.
  • In the decision of In Re Pomona Valley Medical Group, Inc., 476 F.3d 665 (9th Cir. 2007), Mr. Fenton established the right of a physician to pursue state law claims against a healthcare network that had filed for bankruptcy.
  • In the case of Potvin vs. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Henry Fenton established, in the California Supreme Court, the right of physicians to a hearing before being terminated or deselected by HMOs, insurance companies, or any other healthcare entities. Named among the Lawyers of the Year in 1998 by the California Lawyer Magazine, Mr. Fenton was given this award for his "role in reshaping HMOs."
  • In the recent case of Hayes vs. Cedars Sinai, Mr. Fenton established the right of a physician to a hearing when his application for staff privileges was denied.
  • In Florence Western Medical Clinic vs. Coye, Mr. Fenton established the precedent that physicians may be able to avoid repayment entirely or obtain a reduction in claimed overpayments where there is delay by the DHS.
  • In the landmark decision of Sahlolbei vs. Providence Healthcare, Henry Fenton established the right of physicians facing non reappointment of their staff privileges by a hospital to maintain their staff privileges until all internal remedies under the medical staff bylaws are exhausted.
  • In another case handled by Mr. Fenton, Bode v. Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center 174 Cal. App. 4th 1224 (2009), the court clarified that the medical staff may not sanction or discipline physicians for wrong doing unless they prove the charges with a preponderance of the evidence.


  • Rated AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating system
  • Named a Lawyer of the Year, California Lawyer Magazine
  • Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America

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Office Location for Henry Fenton

1990 South Bundy Drive
Suite 777
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Last Updated: 7/9/2021

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