Nutile Law is pleased to announce that Alia A. Najjar, M.C., Esq. joined our practice on September 23rd.
Alia focuses her practice on various aspects of healthcare law. She began her legal career in California at a national law firm where she defended physicians and other licensed professionals before various California licensing boards, defended physicians in hospital peer review matters, and advised healthcare clients on various healthcare legal issues. After moving to Las Vegas, Nevada, Alia opened her own law firm, where she handled a variety of legal matters, including estate planning and probate matters, drafting business contracts, advising clients regarding contract issues, and advising healthcare providers regarding various complex healthcare issues, which included the Federal False Claims Act, Stark Law, and the Federal Anti-kickback Statute.
In 2016, Alia began working as an associate attorney at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, where she focused her practice on healthcare litigation. During this time, Alia represented physicians and other healthcare professionals, hospitals, surgical centers, and other healthcare entities in medical malpractice actions. She recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of a dentist in a high exposure professional negligence/dental malpractice action. Alia has also represented healthcare entities in business litigation, including peer review matters. In addition to civil litigation, Alia successfully represented physicians and other healthcare practitioners in professional licensing matters. While at Wilson Elser, Alia was also an active member of the firm’s pro bono committee and the firm’s chronic traumatic encephalopathy practice group.
Alia is licensed to practice medicine in Texas, but decided to pursue a career in law. After graduating summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, she obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. She subsequently completed two years of a general surgery residency in Houston, Texas, during which time she rotated at some of the best hospitals in the United States. In 2009, she obtained her juris doctorate at the University of California Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).
With Alia’s versed background in both law and medicine, we are very pleased she has joined our legal team in providing comprehensive legal services to clients in all aspects of health care transactions. Please help us welcome Alia!