Pivo, Halbrech, Martin & Wilson, LLP

Kenneth R. Pivo


  • State Bar of California, Board of Governors (committees: Administration & Finance; Admissions & Competence; Education)
  • Kaiser Arbitration Oversight Board (formerly Arbitration Advisory Committee) 1998 to present
  • California Young Lawyers Association (President, 1989-1990; Board of Directors)
  • Orange County Bar Association/Orange County Medical Association Liaison Committee
  • Long Beach Bar Association (Board of Directors; Superior and Municipal Court Committee.)
  • Long Beach Barristers Association (President, 1986-1987)
  • California College of Podiatric Medicine (Board of Trustees)

Kenneth R. Pivo

Kenneth R. Pivo is the managing partner and a founder of Pivo, Halbreich, Martin & Wilson, LLP. He founded Pivo & Halbreich with Eva S. Halbreich in 1985.

Mr. Pivo’s litigation experience includes medical and hospital malpractice; ERISA; insurance coverage/bad faith; HMO liability; business disputes; professional liability; construction defect; product liability; elder abuse; and hospital staffing and professional licensing. His Trial and Arbitration record includes complicated and high risk birth injury/birth defect cases; wrongful death claims; and contract disputes.

Mr. Pivo is AV rated, the highest rating for quality and ethics from Martindale Hubbell, the independent attorney directory and evaluation survey.

Mr. Pivo is frequently appointed as a Party Arbitrator for the resolution of medical and hospital treatment disputes.


  • Medical and hospital malpractice
  • HMO liability
  • Elder abuse
  • Ombudsperson representation
  • Employee breach of confidentiality
  • Professional discipline
  • Business litigation


  • University of California, Hastings College of Law (J.D., 1978)
  • Editor, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly (1977-1978)
  • Editor, Hastings Law News (1975-1976)
  • University of California, Irvine (B.S., cum laude, 1975)