Dexter Louie

Dexter B. Louie 

Mr. Louie’s practice focuses on defense of hospitals in professional liability actions, physicians in professional liability actions and licensing actions brought by the California Medical Board, pharmacists, nurses and acupuncturists in professional malpractice actions as well as professional licensing actions.

Mr. Louie received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 1978, completed a residency in hospital and clinical pharmacy in 1979 and graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1982. He became licensed to practice pharmacy in California and Nevada in 1978 and to practice law in California in 1982.

His experience as a health care provider and in professional liability litigation practice allows him to promptly and efficiently handle litigation matters in a cost effective and successful manner.

    • HASSARD BONNINGTON LLP, San Francisco, CA
      Partner, 2002 –Present
    • O’CONNOR, COHN, DILLON & BARR, San Francisco, CA
      Partner, 1995 –2002; Associate, 1991-1994
    • TOWNSEND & TOWNSEND, San Francisco, CA
      Associate, 1990-1991
    • ROPERS, MAJESKI, KOHN, BENTLEY, WAGNER & KANE, Redwood City, CA
      Partner, 1989-1990; Associate, 1983-1988
    • Alleged negligent use of restraints in hospital ER: Defense verdict after an eleven-day jury trial on behalf of Hospital Emergency Department in a claim of wrongful and negligent use of restraints resulting in permanent disability; 2015.
    • Alleged negligent surgical removal of salivary stone: Defense verdict after seven-day trial on behalf of physician in a claim of negligently performed surgical removal of salivary stone; 2010.
    • Alleged negligence leading to bowel perforation: Defense verdict after sixteen-day trial on behalf of general surgeon in a claim of medical negligence leading to bowelperforation; 2009.
    • Alleged negligent LASIK surgery: Defense verdict after fourteen-day trial on behalf of physician in a claim of negligently performed LASIK surgery; 2004.
    • Alleged failure to perform CT scan: Dismissal midtrial in case against radiologist involving allegations of failure to perform CT scan; 2002.
    • Alleged negligent anesthesia care: Defense verdict on behalf of physician in a claim of negligent anesthesia care; 2000.
    • Alleged psychiatric malpractice: Defense verdict on behalf of psychiatrist in a wrongful death action (suicide) alleging malpractice in the provision of psychiatric care; 2000.
    • Alleged negligent cardiac surgery: Defense verdict on behalf of physician in case alleging medical malpractice during cardiac surgery; 1999.
    • Alleged negligent blood screening for HIV: Defense verdict on behalf of blood bank association in a case alleging malpractice during blood screening for HIV; 1994 (2nd Chair).
    • Alleged product liability:Defense verdict in on behalf of manufacturer of radar guns in product liability wrongful death action involving allegations of electromagnetic radiation; 1993 (2nd Chair).
    • Alleged negligent blood screening for HIV: Defense verdict on behalf of blood center in a case alleging malpractice during blood screening for HIV; 1992 (2nd Chair).
    • Alleged premises liability: Defense verdict on behalf of restaurant in premises liability case involving allegations of dangerous condition; 1987.
    • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D.
    • University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy, Pharm. D.
    • University of California at Davis
  • Hassard Bonnington LLP
    275 Battery Street, Suite 1600
    San Francisco CA 94111
    Main (415) 288-9800
    Direct (415) 494-4368
    dbl@hassard.com