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George E. Clause

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Practice Areas:

  • Defense of Professional Liability


George Clause received his Bachelor and Law degrees from Santa Clara University in 1975 and 1979 respectively. He has tried over 90 jury trials and binding arbitrations, primarily representing defendants in medical and legal malpractice cases. His current practice emphasizes the defense of professional liability cases against physicians, hospitals, HMO’s, attorneys and corporate officers and directors. He also represents physicians and other health care providers in licensing matters and serves as a private arbitrator in medical malpractice cases. His clients include The Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Mednax, Pediatrix Medical Group of California , Western Litigation Specialists and The County of Santa Clara.

Mr. Clause is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, (ACTL) and is an elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA.) He is one of 60 attorneys in California specializing in the defense of medical malpractice cases to comprise the invited membership of the California Medical-Legal Committee and has been repeatedly selected by his peers as a “Northern California Super Lawyer” in healthcare and medical malpractice. He is a member of the American Inns of Court, William A. Ingram Inn, and holds the highest rating (AV) for professional ethics and ability by Martindale-Hubbell.


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D. - 1979
  • Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California
    • B.A. - 1975

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1979

Professional Associations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member
  • California Medical-Legal Committee
  • American Inns of Court, William A. Ingram Inn, Member
  • Defense Research Institute
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Member


  • "Northern California Super Lawyer"
  • Highest Rating (AV) Martindale-Hubbell

Past Positions

  • Private Practice, Santa Cruz, California, 1979 to 1987
  • Ropers, Majeski, Kohn and Bentley, 1988 to 2009

Representative Clients

  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
  • Pediatrix Medical Group
  • Obstetrix Medical Group
  • Mednax
  • County of Santa Clara

Current Employment Position

  • Partner