Fred J. Hiestand, General Counsel
Fred J. Hiestand, CJAC General Counsel, manages the Appellate Program. Mr. Hiestand has nearly 30 years of appellate experience. He participates in oral arguments before the state Supreme Court in cases where CJAC has filed an amicus brief and is consulted by appellate attorneys preparing cases for argument.
A graduate of the University of California’s Boalt Hall School of Law, Mr. Hiestand has served as counsel to the California Legislature’s Joint Committee on Tort Liability, the Assembly’s Select Committee on Medical Malpractice, and to former California Governor Jerry Brown on medical liability.