As an attorney practicing personal injury law, I often referred clients to Dr. Leonard, including attractive single women. Some of these patients did not disclose they were referred by me. Without exception, both the women and the men I referred delivered glowing reports regarding his competence and professionalism. Not one reported any misconduct or negative incident
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
This letter is written in support of Dr. Philip Leonard. My parents and I urge you to allow Dr. Leonard to retain his medical license and resume practicing medicine. I have known Dr. Leonard since 1988. Our young children carpooled to preschool and played together. I entrusted my son to his care without reservation. As an attorney practicing personal injury law, I often referred clients to Dr. Leonard, including attractive single women. Some of these patients did not disclose they were referred by me. Without exception, both the women and the men I referred delivered glowing reports regarding his competence and professionalism. Not one reported any misconduct or negative incident.
He always delivered quality care to the patients I referred him. Being compassionate, he accepted patients that could not afford treatment otherwise and that other doctors refused to assist. He uniformly delivered excellent care to all, regardless of ability to pay. Several patients I referred to him had been treated unsuccessfully by other doctors for years, but were treated successfully by him. Morris Smith is one such patient. Dr. Leonard was one of my treating physicians after I was injured in an automobile accident in 1994.
A single woman myself, I have often been with Dr. Leonard in social settings and as his patient. My opinion of him could not be higher. He always delivered excellent care to me as a physician; he has always been a gentleman socially and professionally. My parents Aaron and Zipporah Bar-Adon, join me in supporting Dr. Leonard. They have known Dr. Leonard since the 1970’s. My father, Professor Aaron Bar-Adon, has been his patient for many years. We find the charges against him ludicrous and outrageous. We know him to be a caring, competent, ethical doctor and human being.
As an attorney, I have been approached by litigious prospective clients at times who were looking for a “deep pocket” to sue for financial gain or had emotional problems that led them to fabricate claims or misconstrue situations. I turned these cases down, but other attorneys often took them. These included wrongful medical malpractice cases. Some prospective clients, after hearing of a case, tried to cash in by making similar, wrongful allegations. Unfortunately, they could count on a natural desire to err on the side of caution and on a presumption of guilt once an accusation was made.
I would be glad to testify on Dr. Leonard’s behalf. Dr. Leonard’s patients, including my father, are distraught that he is not practicing medicine. These patients are unable to find his level of quality care elsewhere. We urge the courts and any medical review board to clear Dr. Leonard’s name and return him to practice for the good of his patients and the community.
Sincerely, Rama Bar-Adon (and parents)