Jonquil L. Whitehead

Jonquil Whitehead practices in Southern California with a primary focus on hospital and medical care provider defense. She has also litigated cases throughout California on a variety of matters including product liability, toxic tort, ambulance professional liability defense, intentional tort claims and general liability. 

Her practice spans all aspects of pre-litigation and litigation with experience in investigations, motion practice, discovery, mediation and trial preparation. Jonquil routinely appears before both Nevada and California state and federal courts. She also manages her cases through the appellate process. Jonquil successfully argued before the Nevada Supreme Court in defense of a neurologist against the claim of medical battery.

Jonquil provides risk management support and has spoken on numerous occasions at local hospitals and healthcare organizations. She is continually working with her clients to improve and limit exposure through policies, practices and procedures.

Professional Background

Jonquil began her legal practice focusing on medical malpractice defense throughout Nevada. She has extensive experience in high exposure matters, including birth injury, neurologic injury, decubitus ulcers and wrongful death. Early in her career, Jonquil represented more than 15 nurses in the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada litigation resulting in over 200 individual cases. Her practice has since expanded to professional liability of dentists, physicians and accountants. In addition to civil litigation, Jonquil appeared before the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners, Board of Medical Examiners, Board of Nursing and Board of Accountancy.

During law school, Jonquil was a member of the San Diego Law Review.  Prior to attending law school, Jonquil studied aerospace engineering and won best senior design for her project on an aero-elastic wing design for the Predator unmanned air vehicle.


San Diego, California
1902 Wright Place
Suite 160
San Jose, California
111 North Market Street
Suite 300
Las Vegas, Nevada
1140 North Town Center Drive
Suite 350

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University of San Diego School of Law, J.D. (2007)

University of California, San Diego, B.S. (2004)

bar admissions

Nevada (2007)

California (2014)


U.S. District Court, District of Nevada (2008)

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Professional and Community Organizations

Southern California Association for Healthcare Risk Management (SCAHRM), Member

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC), Member

San Diego Bar Association, Member

North County Bar Association, Member