Patricia Egan Daehnke
Manager of the Las Vegas Office

Los Angeles Phone: 213.738.5896
Las Vegas Phone: 702.383.9888

In her trial practice, Tricia has earned an exemplary reputation for her ardent defense of medical professionals, cogent communication skills, and perceptive analysis of expert testimony in complex, catastrophic injury cases. Tricia is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

Focus Areas
Tricia's courtroom and client victories in medical malpractice and healthcare related litigation extend across a wide range of medical disciplines.  She has obtained defense verdicts for general surgeons, plastic surgeons, vascular surgeons, Emergency Room physicians, OB/Gyns, bariatric surgeons and thoracic surgeons in multiple jury trials throughout Nevada and California, in both state and federal courts.

Tricia defends physicians, surgeons and other healthcare professionals, as well as physician groups and healthcare facilities in California and Nevada. She also defends healthcare professionals before professional licensing boards.

Representative Matters Include:

  • Served as lead defense counsel for eight gastroenterologists in multi-party complex litigation in highly publicized Endoscopy center/Hepatitis exposure cases.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in a $26 million liability lawsuit brought against an organizer of a recreational activity where a participant became blind and quadriplegic.
  • Continued success in elder abuse litigation on behalf of long term care facilities, overcoming such challenges as multiple caregiver issues.
  • Successfully defended a major managed health care organization in numerous binding arbitrations against claims of malpractice, wrongful denial of healthcare benefits, and bad faith.
  • Obtained a defense verdict for an ER physician and urgent care facility in a civil rights lawsuit brought by the survivor of the blind patient.
  • Represented a major Las Vegas hotel in litigation alleging responsibility for injuries resulting from an on site amusement attraction.
  • Defended two bariatric surgeons against claims of wrongful death, fraud and intentional torts brought by the disabled heir.
  • Obtained a defense verdict for a vascular surgeon facing a medical malpractice claim arising from an anterior/posterior spine surgery resulting in ischemia and limb amputation.

An active and respected member of the legal community, Tricia is Immediate Past President of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and serves as a Trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, serves on Counsel For Justice, and is past Chair of the Litigation Section.

Education Courts Admitted Practice Areas Associations
Los Angeles County Bar Association - Immediate Past President - Founder- President's Advisory Committee on Women in the Legal Profession - Litigation Section - Past Chair - LACBA Sections Coordinating Committee, Past Chair - LACBA Outstanding Jurist Award Committee, Past Chair - LACBA Trial Advocacy Project - Acting City Attorney - LACBA Delegation to the Conference of Delegates of California Bar Associations - Past Chair - Health Care Law Section - Member • Judicial Council of California — Civil & Small Claims Advisory Committee — Member 2001-2004 • Los Angeles Superior Court - Judge Pro Tem, Former Arbitrator • Litigation Counsel of America - Fellow • American Academy of Medical Malpractice Lawyers • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada • Clark County Bar Association • State Bar of California - Litigation and Health Care Law Sections • Women Lawyers of Los Angeles • DRI • Las Vegas Heals
Recognition Presentations & Publications
• Patricia Daehnke quoted in publication, Physician Risk Management - January 2013. • "The Business and Practices of Medicine Post the ACA: What Challenges Lie Ahead for Nevada" Nevada Business Magazine • "Supreme Court Signals an End to Discriminatory Use of Peremptories" Defense Counsel Journal • "Offers to Compromise: What You Need to Know to Trigger Cost-Shifting Provisions Under CCP Section 998" - Bonne Bridges News Brief, April 2006 • "Risk Management Rounds: Physicians" - Medical Risk Management, Inc. • "The Medical Record as Evidence: How will your chart look to a jury?" - November 2007 Bonne Bridges News Brief • LACBA Litigation Section Inns of Court, "Pretrial Motions and Why They are Important." • LACBA Litigation Section Breakfast at the Bar, "Law & Motion." • LACBA Litigation Section Inns of Court, "Obtaining a New Client: What Do You Ask? Then What Do You Do?" • Kaiser Permanente Ethics Symposium: Genetic Medicine for the New Millennium, "Ethics on Trial: A Case Study." • LACBA Litigation Section Inns of Court, "Mediation - The Surprising Alternative." • LACBA New Lawyers Training Program, "Complaints and Responsive Pleadings." • LACBA Litigation Section, "Hot Topics in Civil Litigation."
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