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Shirley Sanematsu

Managing Attorney

Shirley is Western Center’s Managing Attorney and a member of the health care team.  As managing attorney, Shirley oversees Western Center’s legal advocacy team and litigation support staff.  Her substantive areas of practice focus on increasing access to services in the Medi-Cal program and expanding the options for Californians who remain uninsured.  Before joining Western Center in 2011, Shirley was a staff attorney at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County, and she has private practice experience in complex civil litigation and has represented and counseled health care providers on Medicaid and Medicare billing and corporate compliance issues. Shirley received her A.B. from Occidental College and her J.D. from UCLA’s School of Law, where she was a member of the Public Interest Law and Policy Program, and the Law Review.