Leon Aussprung, M.D., J.D., LL.M.

Leon Aussprung, M.D., J.D., LL.M., brings over 20 years of experience in the medical field in addition to a distinguished legal career. Dr. Aussprung has worked as a pediatrician, an attorney, a professor of health care law, and an entrepreneur. He has also been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer six years in a row.

Legal Experience

Law Office of Leon Aussprung M.D., LLC
Philadelphia, PA
October 2007 – Present
Attorney: specializing in plaintiff’s personal injury litigation with a strong focus on medical malpractice cases. In solo practice and responsible for all aspects of litigation from intake through trial and appeal.

Kline & Specter, P.C.
Philadelphia, PA
January 2001 – October 2007
Attorney: specializing in plaintiff’s medical malpractice and personal injury litigation, EMTALA, and health care fraud and abuse cases. Responsible for all aspects of cases, including intake, client meetings, case evaluation, filing suit, discovery, litigation, expert preparation and reports, pre-trial preparation, trial, and post-trial issues.

May 1999 – December 2000
Attorney: solo practice, Relator’s Counsel in complex Qui Tam False Claims Act case and medical malpractice consulting.

Other Experience

duPont Pediatrics at St. Francis, duPont Hospital for Children, Nemours Foundation
Wilmington, DE
February 1999 – December 2000
Pediatrician and Physician-in-charge: managed outpatient office medical practice of 5 providers and a staff of 12 nurses and administrative personnel with gross patient revenues of $1.5 million. Participated in strategic and budgetary planning, staff hiring, policy and procedure enforcement, and disciplinary action. Resolved daily staff and patient issues and complaints, as well as acted as a liaison between the office and executive administration.

July 1999 – December 2000
Clinical Director: administered clinical staff for a nurse telephone triage system that handled 50,000 phone calls per year. Developed and administered policies and procedures, as well as solved client, staff, and patient issues and complaints.

Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, PA
August 1997 – December 2000
Instructor of Pediatrics

duPont Pediatrics at Riddle Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, and duPont Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE
August 1997 – January 1999
Pediatrician, Director of In-Patient Services for Riddle Hospital, and Director of Out-Patient
Development at Riddle Hospital: employed by tertiary hospital organizations to provide in-patient
pediatric care and emergency room consultation at a community hospital. Managed an in-patient pediatric floor. Developed and administered policies and procedures, as well as administratively coordinated issues between institutions. Addressed daily staff and patient issues and complaints. Developed patient referral base for all three institutions.

St. Francis Pediatric Center, St. Francis Hospital, Catholic Health Initiatives
Wilmington, DE
May 1995 – June 1997

Wilmington College, Graduate Studies
Wilmington, DE
Fall 1998 – Fall 2000
Adjunct Professor of Health Care Law

Various law firms in Washington, D.C., Wilmington, and Philadelphia
June 1995 – December 2000
Health Care Consultant: fraud & abuse and medical malpractice law; provided expert opinions and advice on a variety of health care litigation related issues.

Niteline, Inc., Pediatric Nurse Triage Service
Wilmington, DE
July 1995 – May 1998
President & Founder: founded and directed corporation that contracted with pediatricians to provide after-hours pediatric nurse telephone triage services. Organized every aspect of the venture, including incorporation, policy and procedure development, staff hiring and leadership, marketing, client contracts, billing, and payroll.

U.S. Attorney’s Office, Civil Division, E.D. PA
Philadelphia, PA
May 1995 – August 1996
Consultant/Intern: involved in Health Care Fraud
Project with James Sheehan, Esq. and worked on complex federal False Claims Act litigation support in a variety of cases.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; Medical Center of Delaware, Newark, DE; and duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE
July 1991 – June 1994
Pediatric Resident


Temple University Beasley School of Law
Philadelphia, PA
LL.M. in Trial Advocacy, May 2006, with honors

University of Pennsylvania Law School
Philadelphia, PA
J.D., May 1997

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Medical Center Delaware
Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE
Pediatric Residency Program, June 1991-June 1994

Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, PA
M.D., June 1991
Honors: Alfred I. duPont Institute Prize in Pediatrics;
DIMER Research Scholarship

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
B.A., May 1987
Honors: Echols Scholar; Political and Social Thought Honors Program


  • Pennsylvania Bar

Admitted to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

  • New Jersey Bar

Admitted to the Supreme Court of New Jersey, District Court of New Jersey, and Third Circuit

  • Pediatric Board Certified Physician



  • American College of Legal Medicine
  • Fellow and member of the Board of Governors
  • American Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association

Additional Qualifications

  • Published Peer-Reviewed Articles

H. Leon Aussprung, Fraud and Abuse: Federal Civil Health Care Litigation and Settlement, 19 J. LEGAL MED. 1 (1998).

Stephen A. Pearlman, Sharon Stachecki, H. Leon Aussprung, & Nikhil Raval, Predicting Length of Hospitalization of Sick Neonates from their Initial Status, 31 CLINICAL PEDIATRICS 391 (1992).

  • Lectures on medical-legal issues and medical ethics.
  • Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.