Mr. Winsten's Credentials

A skilled neutral enables parties to negotiate an agreement without the need for expensive litigation.  Consider mediating your dispute before initiating litigation.  Skilled mediators can reduce the costs, time and stress associated with the litigation process.

Looking to mediate your healthcare or other legal dispute?  Look no further than Michael S. Winsten, healthcare and business lawyer.  We specialize in matters facing busy healthcare professionals in today's fast-paced business climate, including compliance issues, provider billing disputes, health and medical ventures, health information technology, single patient agreements, ERISA and HIPAA, hospitals, insurers, managed care companies, health maintenance organizations, health systems and other healthcare providers.  We also offer a competitive pricing schedule and flexible scheduling.


  • Judge Pro Tem - Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Orange

  • Mediation Training (October 2012, Minneapolis, MN) - American Health Lawyers Association

  • Essential Mediation Skills for the New Mediator (October 2013, Los Angeles, CA) - American Arbitration Association

  • Arbitration Training  (April 2015, New Orleans, LA) - American Health Lawyers Association

  • Advanced Training in Healthcare Mediation (October 2015, San Francisco, CA) - American Arbitration Association

  • Navigating the Evidence and Discovery Roadmap in Arbitration (March 2016) - American Arbitration Association

  • Healthcare Dispute Resolution Innovation and Strategy Conference (November 2016) - American Arbitration Association

  • Addressing the Challenges of Demanding Arbitrations (April, 2017) - American Arbitration Association

Professional Memberships (Healthcare)

  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association

  • Member, California Society for Healthcare Attorneys

  • Secretary/Treasurer - Member, Orange County Bar Association Healthcare Law Section

Hands-On Experience

  • Over 20 years of experience in a variety of healthcare matters, including healthcare transactional and corporate, regulatory and compliance, healthcare litigation and mental health, with healthcare legal and regulatory issues for, among others, a well respected Fortune 500 healthcare company

  • Significant experience resolving disputes between:

    • healthcare management and clinic staff

    • healthcare employers and employees

    • healthcare facilities

    • health and wellness entities

    • healthcare practitioners

    • healthcare franchisees/franchisors

  • Chairman of the Board - South Coast Children's Society, a California non-profit health service provider serving the residents of Southern California

Contact Us

Our team would be happy to assist you with your healthcare or other business mediation.  Our office is located in Southern California, in the City of Mission Viejo, centrally located in Orange County, between Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.  

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