Jonathan A. Corr


As the son of a physician and repeated beneficiary of medical care (his physicians have recommended he give up skiing, to no avail), Jon enjoys his role representing health care providers to assist those who have dedicated their careers to providing help to others.

Jon grew up in Sacramento and received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992. He then attended law school at the University of San Diego, obtaining his Juris Doctorate in 1997. After working briefly for the District Attorney’s office in San Diego, Jon joined Porter Scott in 1998. He became a shareholder in January of 2005.

Jon’s litigation practice includes representing physicians, nurses, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and residential care facilities in medical malpractice and elder abuse cases.  He has represented clients in a variety of forums, including the state Superior Courts and the state Courts of Appeal.


University of San Diego School of Law (J.D. , 1997)

  • California Regulatory Law Reporter, Contributing Editor

University of California at Berkeley (B.A., 1992)

Practice Areas Admitted to Practice
  • All California State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

Professional Memberships & Awards

  • President, California Society for Healthcare Risk Management (2016, 2017)
  • Member of the Board of Directors for the California Society for Healthcare Risk Mgmt. (2010 – present)
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Northern California Super Lawyer (2019)
  • Northern California Super Lawyer Rising Star (2009 – 2010)

Presentations & Seminars

  • Medical Malpractice Defense Issues, California Society for Healthcare Risk Management (2012)
  • Piercing the MICRA Cap,California State Assoc. of Counties (2012)
  • Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Act of 2005 & Patient Safety Work Product, SISCO Defense Panel Roundtable (2012)
  • Elder and Dependant Adult Abuse: Why Acute Care Settings Should be Concerned, California Society for Healthcare Risk Management (2011)
  • Subpoenas, UCDMC (2010)
  • Your Role in a Medical Malpractice Case, Network of Affiliated Family Medicine Residency Programs (2010, 2011)
  • Elder Abuse, Why You Should Be Concerned, UC Davis Medical Center (2009)
  • Elder Abuse Litigation, Lorman Education Services (2002)
  • Nursing Home Litigation in California, Lorman Education Services (2001)
  • Nursing Home Litigation, Lorman Education Services in San Francisco, CA (2001)

Community Involvement

  • WIND Youth Services
  • Advisor to Board of Directors at Natomas Charter School
  • President, Inderkum High School Music Boosters (2017, 2018, 2019)

Representative Trials

  • Allred v. Sutter Lakeside, [Nursing Negligence] January 2017
  • Vail v. Tripuraneni, [Medical Malpractice] June 2016
  • Orcutt v. Adventist Health, [Medical Malpractice] March 2016
  • Marquez v. Sutter [Medical Malpractice] August 2014
  • Crisafulli v. Sutter Davis Hospital [Medical Malpractice] March 2013
  • Pitner v. Sutter Health [Medical Malpractice] September 2009
  • Dilley v. Sutter [Elder Abuse] December 2005 – March 2006
  • Wentworth v. Sutter Roseville Medical Center (Medical Malpractice) – January 2022   

Representative Appeals

  • Burton v. Psychiatric Solutions Inc. [Third District Court of Appeal]
  • Chambliss v. Regents of the University of California [Third District Court of Appeal]
  • Renwick v. Sutter Medical Foundation [Third District Court of Appeal]
  • Walker v. Sonora Regional Medical Center [Fifth District Court of Appeal]
  • Johnson v. Sutter Davis Hospital [Third District Court of Appeal]

Administrative Actions

  • Represented a number of health care providers, including Dentist, Respiratory Therapist and Registered Nurses in disciplinary actions filed by the Attorney General’s office on behalf of respective licensing boards