Sandford Pitler


  • University of Washington, J.D., with highest honors
    Articles Editor, Washington Law Review
    Order of the Coif
    Moot Court Honor Board Member
    Law Clerk to Barbara Rothstein, United States District Court, 1987-88
    Law Clerk to Robert F. Utter, Washington Supreme Court, 1986-87

  • Queens College, New York, B.A.

Sanford Pitler

Senior of Counsel

Sandy is a litigator, trial lawyer, and advisor to health care providers across the country. His local and nationwide practice focuses on complex, multi-party, Medicare and Medicaid litigation; and on advising clients on reimbursement, fraud and abuse, employment and patient care issues; peer review; utilization review; and dealing with various state and federal agencies.MORE

Sandy has extensive Medicare and Medicaid experience, and works on behalf of providers in a number of states including Washington, Oregon, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, Florida and Ohio. He served as the lead attorney in numerous successful pieces of litigation regarding various aspects of the Medicare disproportionate share payment in Oregon, Texas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Sandy has worked with, and on behalf of, numerous provider organizations, including hospital associations in Oregon, Washington, Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma, and the Washington Community Mental Health Council. More recently, Sandy served as an advisor to Regional Support Networks and mental health providers in Washington State regarding various aspects of Washington’s publicly funded mental health system.

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  • Washington State Bar Association

  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington

  • King County Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

  • American Health Lawyers Association