Marvin H. Firestone, MD, JD, FCLM, is a Past President of the American College of Legal Medicine and a board certified specialist in Medical Jurisprudence by the American Board of Law in Medicine. He is a frequent lecturer at national medical law conferences and is a presenter for the Western Institute of Legal Medicine.
"The Physician needs a lawyer who knows the territory. When law and medicine converge, the wise physician looks to the lawyer who knows medicine as well as the law."
Dr. Firestone holds a medical degree from Temple University (1964) and a law degree from the University of Colorado (1980). He was the Editor-in-Chief of Medical Legal Lessons, is Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Legal Medicine Questions and Answers, and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Legal Medicine and Deputy Editor of the Textbook of Legal Medicine, publications of the American College of Legal Medicine. He formerly held the Hirsh Chair at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where he was professor at its Medical and Law Schools and School of Health Services Administration, teaching Legal Medicine, Psychiatry and the Law, and Legal Aspects of Hospital Administration. Dr. Firestone provides medical-legal consultation and practices medical law.
His legal practice primarily involves representation of physicians in cases involving hospital staff privileges, licensure, medical practice disputes and other complex medical legal issues.
Dr. Firestone is admitted to the Bars in California, Colorado, Texas and the District of Columbia.