Marvin Firestone, MD, JD, FCLM

Marvin Firestone is an expert in the area of Medical Law.  He is the past President of the American College of Legal Medicine and a certified specialist in Legal Medicine/Medical Jurisprudence by the American Board of Law in Medicine.  Dr. Firestone holds a medical degree from Temple University (1964) and a law degree from the University of Colorado (1980).  He was the Editor-in-Chief of Medical Legal Lessons, is Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Legal Medicine Questions and Answers, and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Legal Medicine and Textbook of Legal Medicine, publications of the American College of Legal Medicine.  He formerly held the Hirsh Chair at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where he was professor at its Medical and Law Schools and School of Health Services Administration, teaching Legal Medicine, Psychiatry and the Law, and Legal Aspects of Hospital Administration.  Dr. Firestone provides medical-legal consultation and practices medical law across the State of California.

  • Temple University School of Medicine.
  • University of Colorado School of Law.
  • Practicing Physician since 1964.
  • Practicing Medical Law since 1981.
  • Board Certified by the American Boards of Psychiatry and Neurology, Legal Medicine, Forensic Psychiatry, and Medical Jurisprudence.
  • Fellow and Past President, American College of Legal Medicine.
  • Past President, Northern California Psychiatric Society and Chair of its Ethics Committee.
  • Member, California Society for Healthcare Attorneys, and California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care Professionals.
  • Admitted to Practice law in California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Texas, and before the United States Supreme Court and Court of Federal Claims.
  • Former Professor of Medicine and Law, George Washington University.