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Raymond L. Blessey

Raymond L. Blessey

Senior Partner

Raymond L. Blessey is a member of the Law Firm of Reback, McAndrews & Blessey LLP. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1994 and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court- Southern Division and the Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit.

For the last 23 years he has specialized in the defending physicians, psychiatrists, physician assistants, hospitals, nurse practitioners, licensed nurses, general dentists and oral surgeons in professional negligence cases. Mr. Blessey has tried more than 70 cases to verdict in cases involving claims of malpractice, elder abuse, dependent adult abuse and general liability.

He has been an invited lecturer for the Association of the Southern California Defense Counsel annual meeting and has also lectured at hospitals and medical groups on a variety of risk management issues.

Mr. Blessey is a member of the State Bar of California, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and an Associate member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

He has been chosen as the Los Angeles Magazine “Super Lawyer” from 2006 to 2017 and listed in The Best Lawyers in America publication in the area of Medical Malpractice Defense from 2012 to 2017.

Prior to entering the field of law Mr. Blessey was involved in health care for approximately 18 years which included clinical research in premature atherosclerosis and the health effects of air pollutants. In addition, he was a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California School of Bio kinesiology and Physical Therapy from 1994-2001.

Professional Experience

Admitted: California State Bar (1995).

Education: Ithaca College (BS Degree, 1969); University of Southern California (MS Degree 1973); Southwestern School of Law (JD Degree, 1994).

Of Interest: Named one of The Best Lawyers in America (2011-2020). Chosen as Los Angeles Magazine “Super Lawyer” (2006, 2008-2023).

Member: State Bar of California; American College of Trial Lawyers; Association of Southern California Defense Counsel; Associate Member of American Board of Trial Advocates.

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