About - Curriculum Vitae

Patricia Tweedy, Attorney at Law
Sacramento Mediator
Sacramento Arbitrator
2001 "I" Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916)706-0414
ptweedy@tweedyadr.com



EDUCATION

1981 McGeorge School of Law, Juris Doctor

2005 Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law.

2008 Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, Mediator’s Training

2011 ABA Section Section of Dispute Resolution, Arbitration Training Institute


COURTS

1981 Admitted to State Bar of California and to California U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of California

1994 Admitted to U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

1996 Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court


BAR ORGANIZATIONS

State Bar of California
Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court
American Bar Association, Section on Dispute Resolution
American Board of Trial Advocates
Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California - Past President
Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association
Association for Conflict Resolution
Sacramento County Bar Association, Section on Dispute Resolution
California Women Lawyers


LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Civil litigation practice for 28 years. Self employed and law firm owner 1988-2009.


FOCUS OF LEGAL PRACTICE

Representation of hospitals, healthcare organizations, physicians and nurses, including malpractice claims, employment claims, contract disputes and medical staff issues.

General civil litigation, including property disputes, employment disputes, civil rights claims.


ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PRACTICE

Mediator and arbitrator for 20 years.

Has successfully mediated disputes in many areas of law including:

Professional liability claims involving physicians, allied health professionals, nurses, nursing homes, hospitals and dentists.

Attorney malpractice.

Architects malpractice.

Contractors liability.

Commercial litigation.

Real estate.

Homeowners’ association disputes.

Civil rights; FEHA claims, First Amendment claims, sexual discrimination claims.

Insurance coverage and bad faith.

Employment.

General liability; businesses, farm operations, government entities.

Transportation; automobiles, trucking and heavy equipment operation.

Estates; conservatorships, wills and trusts

Elder abuse and neglect


TEACHING & SEMINARS

Teacher, moderator and presenter for medical/legal and legal seminars for attorneys, law schools, insurance companies, hospitals and bar associations. Paralegal educator for University of California Davis, extension program. Teacher Yolo County Office of Education 1975-1977.


ACTIVITIES/INTERESTS

Family, cycling, hiking, skiing, theater, quilting.