Patricia N. Scidmore
A Senior Attorney at Pleiss Sitar McGrath Gates & Ajello, Patricia N. Scidmore served as an associate with Madory, Zell, Pleiss & McGrath, APC since 1992. She concentrates her practice in medical malpractice and personal injury. She has provided forensic nursing consultation and nursing expert testimony in numerous medical malpractice actions for both the defense and plaintiff bar. She is an experienced litigator in law and motion, and binding arbitrations. In addition, she has lectured at numerous healthcare and legal symposiums, and educational seminars, concerning healthcare and legal issues. As part of the service we offer our clients, Ms. Scidmore regularly teaches a class, “Documentation in Healthcare: Legal Implications” for Nurse Residency Programs.
Ms. Scidmore’s 17 years of clinical practice consisted of a combination of both clinical and administrative nursing practice, concentrated in the areas of Critical Care and Emergency Department Nursing. Ms. Scidmore was certified as a Critical Care Nurse (CCRN) in 1978. She developed the first Critical Care Nursing Internship Program in Southern California for new graduate R.N.s, furthering the development of other hospital-based, post-graduate, specialty nursing programs. For several years she served as the Nursing Director of a multi-specialty Critical Care Unit at one of the Los Angeles County Level I Designated Trauma Centers. She was also integrally involved in the clinical education of medical interns and residents assigned to the Critical Care and Emergency Departments.
Ms. Scidmore received her Bachelor of Science, Nursing from California State University Long Beach, Cum Laude, in 1974, her Vocational Teaching Credential from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1976 and, her Juris Doctor from Pacific Coast University in 1990.
Ms. Scidmore was admitted to the California State Bar and the U.S. District Court – Central District in 1991. She was admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1995.