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Nat Agliano

Hon. Nat A. Agliano (Ret.)

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Cindy Cravalho
T: 925-975-5738
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1255 Treat Blvd. , Suite 700 , Walnut Creek , CA 94597

Hon. Nat A. Agliano (Ret.) has extensive experience in resolving health care disputes among health care providers, health plans, hospitals and patients. He is particularly adept at handling such disputes because of the sensitivity and impact these important matters have on parties, whether they are claimants or respondents.

Justice Agliano’s attention to detail and specific interest in the field’s variety of claims and issues, affords him a high success rate in mediation and provides the parties with confidence in his arbitration awards. As arbitrator, judicial referee or judge pro tem, Justice Agliano relies on his experience, including that as Presiding Justice of the Sixth Appellate District to assist parties in resolving complex issues with individual attention and prompt issuance of carefully reasoned written decisions.

Representative Matters

  • Administrative Hearings involving Physicians’ Hospital Staff Privileges (Termination/Discipline)
  • Contract disputes involving: Inter-hospital agreement for patient care services; Hospital-Health Plan Reimbursement Agreements
  • Individual health care Contracts/Plans and Coverage including: interpretation of agreements; calculation of amount of payments/reimbursements due; determination of pre-existing conditions; allegations of misrepresentation and failure to disclose prior medical condition of plan member
  • Medical Malpractice claims including determinations of: applicable standard of care; informed consent; causation of harm; damages; and statute of limitations
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Monterey County Bar Association, 2011
  • Monterey Peninsula College Hall of Fame
  • Justice Pro Tem, California Supreme Court, 1990
  • Presiding Judge, several terms, Monterey County Superior Court
  • Member of Sentencing Practices Advisory Committee, Judicial Council, 1976
  • President-elect, Monterey County Bar Association, 1962
  • Hastings Law Review, Note and Comment Editor, 1958
  • Presiding Justice, California Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District, 1986-1992
  • Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District, 1984-1986
  • Justice pro-tem, California Supreme Court, 1990
  • Judge, Monterey County Superior Court, 1972-1984
  • Private Practice, Monterey County, 1963-1971
  • Deputy Attorney General, CA, 1960-1963
  • J.D., Hastings College of Law, 1959 (Law Review 1958)
  • B.S., Business Administration, University of California at Berkeley, 1954

Counsel Comments

    “To assist in the resolution of a dispute or controversy among other persons is a service of the highest order and, if resolution is accomplished, it can be very rewarding. But it must be done ethically and only after careful consideration and with the greatest degree of learning.”
    - N. Agliano

    Lifetime Achievement Award, Monterey County Bar Association, 2011

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