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Hanson Bridgett LLP

Glenda M. Zarbock

Glenda M. Zarbock



  • Health Care
  • Senior Housing and Care
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution

WSG Practice Industries


Hanson Bridgett LLP
California, U.S.A.


Glenda specializes in advising medical staffs, medical groups, and hospitals on a full range of credentialing, privileging, peer review, and quality assurance topics. She advises medical staffs on investigations and developing corrective action plans and recommendations. Glenda has successfully represented numerous medical staffs in formal hearings involving credentialing and peer review actions. She also regularly serves in the role of neutral hearing officer for judicial review committee hearings and for appeals to hospital boards. As a litigator, Glenda defends hospitals, medical staffs, and medical staff leaders in civil litigation arising from peer review activities and handles all phases of litigation: discovery, law and motion practice, mediation, arbitration, administrative hearings, trials, writs and appeals.


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law (1995)
B.A., summa cum laude, Rice University (1986)
Areas of Practice

Health Care | Litigation & Dispute Resolution | Litigation & Dispute Resolution | Senior Housing and Care

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Served as a neutral hearing officer in multiple matters across the state.
  • Successfully represented numerous medical staff clients in peer review hearings arising from adverse credentialing and peer review actions and recommendations.
  • Secured early dismissal of multiple lawsuits filed by physicians against hospitals and medical staffs arising from peer review actions under California's anti-SLAPP statute. 
  • Successfully defeated application for preliminary injunction and subsequently secured summary judgment in favor of a hospital in lawsuit filed by specialty physicians arising out of the hospital's award of an exclusive contract to a competing group.

Professional Associations

  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys, Board of Directors
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys, Co-Chair of Hearing Officer Committee
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review and Long Term Care and Senior Housing Practice Groups
  • California Association Medical Staff Services
  • National Association Medical Staff Services

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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