American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Legal Committee

Committee Focus

  • Monitor the emergency medicine legal arena to provide information to members regarding medical legal matters as it relates to the administrative and clinical practice of emergency medicine.
  • Provide research and legal opinions/interpretations to the Executive Committee and board of directors on specific medico-legal issues.
  • Write white papers and/or articles for Common Sense on current/recurring medico-legal issues that impact AAEM members.


Committee Membership - Who We Are

Committee Chair: Andrew Pickens, MD JD MBA FAAEM
Board Liaison: Howard Blumstein, MD FAAEM



Remarkable Testimony Database
The committee created the Remarkable Testimony Database to inform Academy members about expert witnesses whose testimony in emergency medicine cases is “remarkable.”  Committee members have written articles on legal issues in emergency medicine for Common Sense.

Contract Resources for Emergency Physicians
Visit the EM Resources tab of the AAEM website for articles and podcasts related to emergency physician contracts.

Current Projects

  • More information coming soon.

Join the Committee