LAW WEEK COLORADO
When it comes to operating a personal injury or medical malpractice law practice, it may be obvious that knowledge is key. Extensive comprehension of medical issues and tort law greatly profits both the firm and client, and many firms, both large and small, know that a high level of expertise can be a powerful strategy in defending clients. However, for some attorneys, obtaining both a medical and a law degree is the most beneficial combination for success—not just for firm and their client—but for everyone who is involved in the process.
“A big part of personal injury law is understanding the medicine,” said Dr. Joseph Ramos, founding partner and owner of Denver’s Ramos Law. Ramos is an attorney and a medical doctor and has woven his medical background into his law practice.
Like Ramos, many physicians pursue a law degree because they see practical ways in which legal knowledge can help patients. But it’s a lot of work.
In addition to his law practice, Ramos still works as a physician a couple days a week. He also has established outpatient clinics around the Denver-metro area including Fit MD, an integrated medicine practice that uses preventive medicine such as hormone balancing and nutrition in order to “balance out the body.”