Why Hire Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire

Trusted Advocates for Military Medical Malpractice Victims

At Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire, we have a long track record of successfully handling defective medical malpractice claims. We have secured substantial monetary compensation for clients of all backgrounds across the U.S.

Members of our law firm were previous members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including the Marines and Army. As such, we are intimately familiar with the procedures, military locations, and legal issues involved in medical malpractice claims.

We invest heavily in custom-tailored legal services for every claim we handle. Our work has established important legal precedents and pioneered the use of legal technology. We treat each client’s case the same as we would for one of our own families.

Meet Attorney Christian Hulburt

Attorney Christian (Chris) Hulburt dedicates his practice to important issues such as medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injuries. His passion and justice for advocacy have led him to work closely with active service members who have been injured due to military medical malpractice. 

Chris has been recognized by his peers as Trial Lawyer of the Year and Consumer Advocate of the Year. He has been chosen for the Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award three times by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego.

Chris has been consistently sought out by both clients and attorneys for his thoughtful listening, ability to name and hold the emotions behind the story, and keen insight to forge creative solutions.

Meet Attorney Noelle Webster

Attorney Noelle Webster is an associate lawyer at Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice and personal injury cases. She has a deep and thorough understanding of the complex issues involved in medical malpractice claims. 

During law school, she won an Oralist Award and was invited to compete nationally on behalf of the Appellate Moot Court. She also received a CALI Excellence award for her top-earning performance in the law school’s Health Law and Policy course. 

Noelle’s extensive background and dedication to plaintiff’s rights make her an attorney of choice for military medical malpractice claims. She focuses on providing clear direction and continual support for those needing guidance during the legal process.


✓ Proven Track Record in Medical Malpractice Claims
Our firm has a proven track record of delivering favorable results in medical malpractice claims. We have direct experience with the specific legal issues involved with military medical negligence.

✓✓ Passion for Service
Several of our partners have served in the military. This passion for service extends to all those who need help. We know what we are talking about when it comes to military medical malpractice and military law

✓✓✓ Individual Attention for Each Client
Our goal is always to provide each of our clients with the individual attention and empathy they deserve. We understand the importance of providing consistent, transparent communication throughout the entire claims process. 


How Can a Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire Lawyer Help?

  • Evaluating the Claim: We will assess the details of the claim, including your medical records, test results, and the circumstances surrounding the malpractice. We can determine if you have a valid claim for medical malpractice.
  • Gathering Evidence: Our team will collect supporting evidence, including complete medical records, witness statements, and expert opinions. This may require additional tests or evaluations to confirm the misdiagnosis.
  • Notifying the Appropriate Agency: Administrative claims must be filed with the appropriate agency. This may involve contacting the military healthcare facility where the malpractice occurred, such as a military hospital or clinic.
  • Filing the Administrative Claim: The administrative claim must be submitted within a specified time frame. The claim should detail the circumstances of the malpractice, the injuries sustained, and the damages suffered.
  • Representation in Court: The legal process for military medical malpractice claims can be complex and may involve legal arguments, expert testimony, and other litigation-related activities. An attorney will present evidence to prove the military healthcare provider's negligence.

Without the guidance of an attorney, it can be easy to get lost among the bureaucratic requirements involved in a military claim. 

However, an experienced attorney from our firm can lead the way and ensure no forms, documents, or deadlines are missed. We will ensure you are well supported and heard as your claim progresses.

Don’t hesitate to fill out our form and reach out to us — the ability to receive compensation may depend on it. 

History of Our Practice


Since 1978, we have helped clients from all walks of life and have recovered over $2 billion on behalf of our clients. Our attorneys have had drive and determination since their earliest years. They served in the military. They managed restaurant kitchens and unloaded grocery trucks. Little did we know how far their hard work would truly take us. 

We are passionate and skilled litigators – We have been at the forefront of unprecedented verdicts and settlements that not only forever improved the lives of our clients, but also the legal landscape. 

We work zealously to improve our military clients’ lives, and we will continue to fight for them as they have fought for us.

Reach out to us for personalized, individual legal services for a military medical malpractice claim. 

Awards & Recognitions

Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire has garnered the attention of our peers in the legal world. Our team’s success has earned us various awards and recognitions from the most prestigious legal organizations. We have earned 28 Outstanding Trial Lawyer Awards over the years and have partners who, every year for a decade, have been recognized for various other honors, including “Lawyer of the Year” by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers, Best of the Bar Award from the San Diego Business Journal, One of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in California by the Los Angeles Daily Journal and more.

Case Results - A Winning Tradition for Over 45 Years


Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire has a long history of returning outstanding results for clients injured due to medical malpractice:

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    $2.8 million in a bench verdict against the United States of America for a medical malpractice case involving a baby who suffered brain damage.
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    $2.6 million in a settlement involving a doctor’s failure to identify fetal distress and perform a timely cesarean section. The client was sent home instead without any instructions concerning the monitoring of the fetus for well-being. 
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     $1.2 million in a settlement involving misdiagnosis of a stroke. Our client suffered repeated falls when left alone in the hospital.

Our firm has the experience needed to handle the complex issues involved in military medical malpractice claims. Contact us for a free consultation regarding a claim. 



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