A Few Words About Me
Mr. Schafer has been engaged in the defense of professional liability matters in the context of civil litigation and trials since 1990. His practice overwhelmingly focuses on the defense of lawyers, physicians and other healthcare providers in cases involving allegations or professional negligence and misconduct.
Mr. Schafer is a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and has extensive experience representing defendants in both trial and arbitration for more than 20 years.
- Member, State Bar of California
- Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
- Member, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
- Member, Litigation Counsel of America
- Member, Medical-Legal Committee of California
- Member, Orange County Plastic Surgery Society
Loyola Marymount University, Bachelor of Science degree 1987
Loyola Law School, Juris Doctor 1990
Mr. Schafer started his legal career as a trial attorney with the civil defense firm of Kirtland & Packard in Los Angeles in 1990, and in 1995 was named a Partner in that firm. In 1997, Mr. Schafer relocated to Orange County and joined another civil defense firm, Tuverson & Hillyard, where he was also a Partner and trial attorney. He eventually elected to join with several of his former partners from Kirtland & Packard in opening the Orange County office for Reback, McAndrews, Kjar, Warford & Stockalper in 2004, and was a Partner in that firm for the ensuing seven years. Mr. Schafer joined with Dan Doyle and Geoff Moore in forming Doyle, Moore & Schafer, LLP on February 16, 2012.
Mr. Schafer has had extensive civil litigation and trial experience since 1990, almost exclusively in the defense of lawyers, physicians and other healthcare providers in lawsuits involving allegations or professional negligence and misconduct.
In 2006, he was accepted into the American Board of Trial Advocates as one of the youngest members of that prestigious national organization. He has also lectured extensively on the issue of trial advocacy to both physician groups and attorneys, and has served as an adjunct professor on that topic at Loyola Law School.
Orange County Trial Attorney of the Year for 2018 ABOTA