A Legacy of Experience

Biography

Kevin E. Thelen's general civil litigation practice focuses on the defense of health care providers in medical malpractice cases, and the defense of individuals and businesses facing claims of catastrophic personal injuries with significant and complex medical issues.  He also assists health care providers in matters relating to licensing with various California state agencies and other administrative bodies.  Mr. Thelen has successfully tried numerous cases to jury verdict in these fields.

Mr. Thelen recognizes that every case is unique, and he prepares every case as if the matter will be tried before a jury.  Mr. Thelen has a thorough grasp of medical concepts and terminology, and has worked with clients and expert witnesses in almost every medical discipline, including:

  • Pain Management
  • Anesthesiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Cardiology
  • Nephrology
  • General, Interventional, and Diagnostic Radiology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Family Practice/Primary Care Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pulmonology/Critical Care Medicine
  • Otolaryngology
  • Hospitalist-based Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Neonatology
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Toxicology

Mr. Thelen also represents non-physician defendants in catastrophic injury cases, and has worked with clients as diverse as construction companies, property management companies, corporations, school districts, governmental entities, and fitness centers. 

Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D. - 2007
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. - 2004
    • Major: Political Science and Psychology

Professional Associations

  • Kern County Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Member
  • Association of Southern California Defense Council, Medical Malpractice Committee