Jeremy Avila is a trial lawyer, trusted advisor, and former prosecutor and Chief Counsel who provides health care clients with practical and effective solutions to their legal, regulatory, and litigation challenges.

Jeremy represents health care clients undergoing inquiries, audits, or investigations by state and federal government authorities and defends clients in litigation arising under the Medicare and Medicaid programs and the False Claims Act. He also advises clients on health care law and policy issues, such as Medicaid/Medi-Cal program certification and licensing, as well as compliance with data and health care privacy laws (including HIPAA, CMIA, and the HITECH Act).

Before transitioning to private practice, Jeremy worked for 12 years in California government. He served as Deputy District Attorney in Monterey County and as Deputy District Attorney and then Deputy County Counsel in Santa Clara County. Most recently, he was appointed by the Governor of California to serve as Chief Counsel for the California Department of Aging (CDA), which provides services and supports to older adults, disabled adults, and their caregivers. As Chief Counsel, Jeremy led CDA’s Office of Legal Services and was instrumental in implementing a variety of new state programs serving the senior population. Throughout the course of his government career, Jeremy also tried more than two dozen cases and represented clients before federal and state trial and appellate courts and in administrative hearings. He led or assisted in complex criminal investigations and prosecutions and investigated and litigated matters involving unfair business practices, false advertising, and false claims.

While attending law school, Jeremy served as a judicial extern for California’s Second District Court of Appeal, a Law Clerk at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of California, and a White House intern for the Domestic Policy Council.

Focus Areas



  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (J.D., 2011)
    • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Chicano-Latino Law Review
  • University of Southern California (B.A., 2008)

Court Admissions

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Health Law Association
  • Anthony M. Kennedy American Inns of Court
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
  • Cruz Reynoso Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • National LGBTQ+ Bar Association
  • SacLegal, Board Member
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association



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