Tony Schiff, JD, MPH

Course: Legal Environment of Health Services Management


Tony Schiff is an Adjunct Professor at the UCLA School of Public Health and a physician healthcare attorney. He teaches the Legal Environment of Health Services Management course. He is a principal in Schiff and Bernstein, A Professional Corporation, a Los Angeles health law firm. Mr. Schiff is admitted to the practice of law in both California (1977) and the District of Columbia (1979) and was one of the first attorneys to specialize in physician healthcare law.


Mr. Schiff worked at the White House in 1978 for the Special Assistant to the President for Health. In 1979, he opened his own law office and in 1981 joined the Century City firm of Diller & Freedman. Mr. Schiff founded Schiff and Bernstein, A Professional Corporation in February 1984. The firm specializes in healthcare law and represents physicians, medical groups, IPAs and medical staffs.


Mr. Schiff is a past president of the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys and the co-founder and past chair of the Healthcare Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Mr. Schiff lectured annually on health law issues for UCLA Extension from 1982 to 1999. In January 1997, Mr. Schiff was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Health Services, School of Public Health. In 2006, Mr. Schiff was advanced to Adjunct Professor.


Mr. Schiff graduated from Lewis & Clark College in June of 1974 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. He then attended Southwestern University and in June of 1977 graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree. He received his Masters of Public Health in Health Services and Hospital Administration in December 1978 at the University of California, Los Angeles.