Lawson Consulting, LLC
Andrew Lawson, MD

Emergency Medicine Physician

2618 San Miguel Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 949-400-5216

Customer Categories
  • Malpractice - Hospital
  • Malpractice - Medical
  • Emergency / Trauma
  • Medical Record Review
  • Quality Assurance
  • Specialties/Services (Area of Expertise)
    Emergency Medicine, Quality Assurance & Improvement
    Area Served

    School Attended: Stanford University Degree Received: B.S.
    School Attended: Jefferson Medical College Degree Received: M.D.
    School Attended: Stanford University Hospital Degree Received: Internship, Residency, Board Certification
    Diplomat, American Board of Emergency Medicine, 1998-present
    State of California Medical License, 1999-present
    State of California Physician Assistant Supervisor License, 2001-present
    Drug Enforcement Agency (D.E.A.) License, 1999-present
    Advanced Cardiac Life Support (A.C.L.S.), 1999-present
    Expert Witness Experience
    I will provide your law practice with the highest quality and the most efficient expert case reviews. As Quality Assurance Director for the last 10 years at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center, I have developed expertise in reviewing medical records for quality improvements and for reducing medical-legal pitfalls in my group’s medical practice. In this capacity I have personally reviewed hundreds of medical cases and overseen the review of thousands of cases. I will provide you with a concise and thorough review within 48 hours of your request. Through my 5 year experience as an expert, I have developed the skills to provide you with thorough research and background information, pros and cons to the case, precise timelines, and a unique approach and understanding of your opponent’s expert witness testimony.

    I will provide you with my unique teaching methods and presentation skills that transform difficult, complex, and diverse topics into easy to understand information for jury members and other laypersons.

    Given the opportunity, I will accomplish all the goals that your firm needs from an expert witness. Please contact me if you or anyone in your practice is in need of an expert witness.

    Previous Positions & Appointments
    Staff physician-Mission Hospital Emergency Department, 1996-present
    Staff physician-Children’s Hospital at Mission, 1996-present
    Director, Quality Assurance & Quality Improvement 1998-present
    Member, Quality Assurance & Quality Improvement Committee 1997-present
    Partner, Mission Viejo Emergency Medicine Associates 1998-present
    Base Station Physician, Mission Regional Trauma Center, 1997-present
    Elected Member, Mission Hospital Ethics Committee 2007-present
    Selected Member, Mission Hospital Peer Review Committee 2009-present (1 of 12 physicians selected to review all medical & surgical quality management issues and cases hospital wide)

    Vital Signs of Healing Curriculum creator and lecturer 2007-present
    Consultant, Safe Swimming & Drowning Prevention 2007-present
    Founder, Nurse & Physician Liaison Committee 1997-1998
    Director, Physician Educator 1997-1998
    Guest Lecturer, Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center and surrounding communities regarding myriad complex medical topics, ethics, philosophy,science, psychology, marriage, mentoring

    Staff physician–Kaiser Hayward Emergency Department, 1994–1996
    Staff physician–Kaiser Santa Teresa Urgent Care Center, 1994–1995
    Staff physician–Kaiser Santa Clara Minor Injury Clinic, 1994–1995

    California A.C.E.P. Practice Guidelines Booklet-Contributing Editor-A. Lawson, M.D.
    The Use of Advance Directives for Emergency Care in the Geriatric Population—A. Lawson, M.D., P.S. Auerbach, M.D., G. Moldovan, M.D.(Abstract)
    Survey of House Officers’ Knowledge of the Cost of Tests commonly ordered in the Emergency Department—A. Lawson, M.D., E.L. Weiss, M.D.
    Analysis of sensory sensation to esophageal balloon distention in normal subjects—D. Castell, M.D., K. DeVault, M.D., A. Lawson, B.S.(Abstract)
    Computerized pharmacological database—J. Dietch, M.D., A. Lawson, B.S.
    A. O. A. Member, 1995-present
    William C. Davis Prize–Outstanding Emergency Medicine Candidate, 1993
    McClellan Scholar–Jefferson Medical College’s academic scholarship, 1989–1993


    Stanford University Scholarship Athlete, 1985–1989
    N.C.A.A. All-Tournament Team Member, 1988
    Member, N.C.A.A. Championship Water Polo Teams, 1985 & 1986
    Member, U.S. Olympic Water Polo Training Squad, 1986
    Member, U.S. National Junior Water Polo Team, 1985–87
    C.I.F. Water Polo Player of the Year, 1985

    Professional Societies/Affiliations
    American College of Emergency Physicians, 1993–present
    Orange County Medical Association, 2004-present
    Hobart Amory Hare Honor Medical Society, 1992–1993
    Professional References
    Upon Request