Devin M. Senelick

Co-Chair, Litigation Department

“One of the things I like most about healthcare litigation, and in particular provider-payor disputes, is that it often takes place in the context of ongoing relationships.  I enjoy deploying a wide array of strategies, whether they be more adversarial or cooperative, in order to satisfy my clients’ specific needs and goals.  I see myself as a problem-solver first, and a litigator second.”

Devin Senelick has been at the forefront of cutting-edge health care litigation for almost 20 years.

Devin has a long track record of successfully representing providers in litigation and arbitration with plans and payors, and in contract negotiations with them as well. He has represented some of the largest and most respected hospitals and health systems in California and other states. He has helped provider clients collect more than $100 million in unpaid and underpaid patient claims. He also counsels and defends health care providers in connection with audit and recoupment actions initiated by insurers and their Special Investigation Units. Devin has successfully litigated and arbitrated disputes against the largest health insurance companies, including Aetna, Anthem, Blue Shield, and Cigna.

Devin also defends health care providers such as hospitals, health systems, provider groups, individual physicians, billing companies, and ancillary providers in a range of high-stakes disputes involving transactions that have gone wrong and actions brought by government agencies. For example, he defeated a temporary restraining order brought by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing that sought to block the sale of nursing homes.  He also represented a local Federally Qualified Health Center that was suspended from Medi-Cal by the Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS) for purported fraud.  Prior to trial, DHCS reinstated the provider and released all unpaid sums that had been withheld.

Devin has been repeatedly recognized as a top health care lawyer by Southern California Super Lawyers. In 2022, he was recognized by Best Lawyers for his expertise in healthcare law.

In his “spare” time, Devin is an accomplished endurance athlete, having completed three Ironman triathlons (140.6 miles), six half-Ironman triathlons (70.3 miles), more than 20 marathons, and dozens of other races. His energy is increasingly devoted to keeping up with his wife, two daughters, and golden retriever.


University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D., 2002
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1998


Nevada, 2003
California, 2002
  • Super Lawyers, Southern California
  • 2017-2023; Rising Star 2009-2012

  • Best Lawyers
  • Health Care Law, 2022-2024

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • 2010-Present

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Health Law Committee, Co-Chair, 2013-Present

  • California Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • 2009-Present

  • Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • 2011-Present

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, Health Law Section, 2002-Present