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Stockton Medical Malpractice Defense Attorneys

A Successful Medical Malpractice Suit Could Upend Your Business Or Career. Our Firm Can Help You Avoid That.

Providing quality health care services to patients is any provider's highest priority. However, the mere thought of a potential medical malpractice claim can be an ever-present concern for physicians, nurses and other health care providers.

What any health care professional facing allegations of medical malpractice needs is the aggressive approach of an experienced litigator. Not only because a lawyer with significant litigation experience is in the best position to develop an effective defense to resolve civil claims as quickly as possible; a seasoned litigator also understands the need to act assertively to protect a client's interests. At our firm, our attorneys provide aggressive, results-driven strategies to help physicians and other health care providers throughout the Central Valley and Northern California.

Even with some of the tightest controls on malpractice payouts in the United States, no provider in California can afford the financial liability that comes from an adverse decision in a medical malpractice case. Our firm will make your bottom line our highest priority, beginning with your initial consultation.

What can you expect when you choose our firm to represent you?

  • You will work directly with the lawyer handling your case. Our experienced attorneys will be accessible throughout the life of your case, while our staff will always be ready to handle routine matters to get you answers quickly.
  • You will have access to experts. Our established presence in the Central Valley means that we retain a network of medical and other experts upon whom we can call to help strengthen a case whenever necessary.
  • You won't be left in the dark. Your career or the future of your business is at stake. The last thing you need is to be left wondering how your case is unfolding. We believe in providing candid advice, and we are committed to keeping our clients constantly apprised of developments in their cases.

Contact Malm Fagundes LLP

Contact our firm by email or call 209-870-7900 to arrange a confidential consultation with one of our Stockton attorneys.


  • I have had the privilege and pleasure of working with Joe Fagundes on District matters for the last several years. Joe always provides excellent advice and guidance on the matters he works on for the District, and has delivered consistently successful results. Joe is a very seasoned and well respected attorney, and I am glad he is part of our District’s legal team. I would recommend Joe’s services to others without hesitation.

    Phillip M. McMurray General Counsel, Merced Irrigation District
  • I’ve had the privilege of working with Malm, Fagundes LLC representing my employer for more than 20 years. Joe Fagundes in particular has repeatedly demonstrated what matters most: results. His candid demeanor, his attentiveness to his clients, his ability to truly listen and work with a variety of staff at all levels, and his understanding of our particular needs make experiencing success that much better!

    Brian L. LaFollette Turlock Irrigation District
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    Mike Robinson Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • I couldn’t be more pleased with the excellent advice and guidance Joseph Fagundes was able to provide Financial Center as we sought out and purchased a property for our most recent branch. We always turn to him for assistance with all of our large real estate transactions and will continue to do so in the future. When it comes to such a large purchase, it’s important that we do right by our cooperative by having a top-rate professional help navigate us through the process, and Joseph is exactly that. He is a true partner and expert when it comes to real estate law.

    Michael P. Duffy President/CEO Financial Center Credit Union
  • Joe did a terrific job representing my family with not one but two eminent domain cases involving our ranch. His reputation regarding eminent domain is well known in San Joaquin County. It makes a difference when you walk into a conference room to negotiate, and they see Joe by your side. He shows patience educating his client about the condemnation process. We had two very successful outcomes. I also hear he is a fairly decent baseball coach.

    Mike B.

  Our Office Location

Malm Fagundes LLP
2351 W. March Lane
Suite A
Stockton, CA 95207

Phone: 209-870-7900
Fax: 209-870-7922


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