Specialties: Medical and Dental Malpractice Defense, Insurance Defense, Public Entity Defense (Government Tort), General Tort and Contract Litigation.
Benjamin F. Coats
Admitted to the bar: 1988, California; 1989 U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Bachelors degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (B.A. Economics 1982); Juris Doctorate from John F. Kennedy University (J.D. 1987); Masters degree from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo (M.C.R.P. 1996).
Member: State Bar of California; Ventura County Bar Association. Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Physician Insurers Association of America, Southern California Association for Healthcare Risk Management and California Society for Healthcare Attorneys, Professional Liability Underwriting Society, California Medical Legal Committee.
Judge Pro Tem and Settlement Officer: Ventura County Superior Court
Special Master for the State Bar of California
Reported Cases: Scott v. Rayhrer (2010) 185 Cal.App. 4th 1535
Publications:Beware the Effect of a Tricky Legal Doctrine: "Respondeat Superior" - Inside Medical Liability Magazine, First Quarter 2015 (Physician Insurers Association of America)