Administrative Law Judge, State of California, Retired
Judge Stephen Hjelt brings over 40 years of experience in health care related disputes. A trial lawyer for 17 years, he worked both as a defense and plaintiff's attorney doing personal injury, medical and dental malpractice. As an Administrative Law Judge for the last 25 years, he specialized in hearing disciplinary cases filed against licensed health care professionals by various state regulatory agencies including the Medical Board of California, the Board of Psychology, the Dental Board, the Board of Registered Nursing, and the Board of Chiropractic Examiners. For the last five years as an Administrative Law Judge, he worked exclusively as a Settlement Conference Judge in health care disciplinary cases.