Founder and shareholder of Wroten & Associates, Ms. Kippy Wroten's experience covers a broad spectrum of complex litigation encompassing all areas of healthcare liability including high exposure and class action claims of elder abuse, fraud, and corporate unfair business practices. Ms. Wroten's experience includes the successful defense of individual healthcare providers, independent long term care facilities, ancillary service providers, as well as related corporate enterprises and their executives.
Ms. Wroten has developed an aggressive defense team dedicated to the comprehensive representation of long term care providers in all aspects of their operations including risk management, human resources, management of electronic discovery, and national litigation oversight. Ms. Wroten is a leader in the development of innovative educational support tools designed to lessen the cost of caregiver and family education, improve the provision of care, and limit ultimate risk exposure. Ms. Wroten's clients include individuals, privately owned facilities, and multi-facility public companies.
In 2004, Ms. Wroten was honored for her trial defense of a skilled nursing facility, which gained recognition as one of Los Angeles County's Top 10 Defense Verdicts. In June 2008, the Second Appellate District issued an opinion which upheld a pre-trial Summary Judgment obtained by Ms. Wroten on behalf of facility owners and executive officers of a long term care company. The Appellate Court further rebuked plaintiffs attempt to expand attorney fee shifting laws and denied plaintiff's request for a retrial of their failed fraud claim. Ms. Wroten has also become experienced in managing the new genre of class actions being filed against long term care providers which extends to the cost effective management of voluminous electronic discovery demands. Ms. Wroten's cost effective ability to manage such complex matters gives her clients the financial edge needed to engage an effective strategic defense.
Ms. Wroten started her legal career as a Deputy District Attorney for Orange County where she prosecuted gang, child and spousal abuse cases. Thereafter, she spent 15 years as a litigator for a prestigious healthcare defense firm where she was a shareholder and led their long term care practice area. Ms. Wroten founded Wroten & Associates in 2006 to better meet the growing challenges of the long term care industry. Wroten & Associates is designed to provide personal service at rational rates.
Ms. Wroten is a sought after speaker who is dedicated to the education of the healthcare industry and legal community. She has been an invited lecturer for the Defense Research Institute, the Southern California Association of Healthcare Risk Managers, the University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Chapman University College of Law, and the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel.
Ms. Wroten received her Bachelorâ€™s degree at California State University, Long Beach and her Juris Doctor at Western State University, College of Law. She has been a member of the California Bar since 1988. Ms. Wroten has been peer review rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell.
Licensed since 1988
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Southern Califonia Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Top 10 Defense Verdicts||Los Angeles County Bar Association||2004|
|Founder & Shareholder||Wroten & Associates||2006 - Present|
|Shareholder||Bonne, Bridge, Mueller, O'keefe & Nichols||1990 - 2006|
|Deputy District Attorney||Orange County District Attorney's Office||1988 - 1990|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Health Care Compliance Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|National Federation of Independent Businesses||Member||2011 - Present|
|Aging Services of California||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Health Care Association/ National Center for Assisted Living||Member||2010 - Present|
|Long Term Care Forum||Member||2009 - Present|
|California Association of Health Facilities||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Health Lawyers Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1991 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|Defense Research Institute||Member||1991 - Present|
|Perlin v. Fountain View Management Inc., et al.||N/A|
|Carehouse Convalescent Hospital v. Superior Court||N/A|
|Lavender v. Skilled Healthcare Group Inc., et al.||N/A|
|Wroten & Associates Spring 2012 Newsletter||Wroten & Associates Spring 2012 Newsletter||2012|
|Wroten & Associates LTC Newsletter Winter 2012||Musings of a Frustrated Warrior: Championing the Rights of the Long Term Care Professional (ed)||2012|
|Wroten & Associates Spring 2012 Newsletter||The Frog and The Scorpion, Our Conference||2012|
|The Advisor - Wroten & Associates||Cutting Out the Middle Man||2012|
|Wroten & Associates LTC Newsletter Winter 2011||Lavender Trial (Part II of III): Did a Mathematic Fiction Result in $600+ Million Error?||2011|
|Wroten & Associates LTC Newsletter Spring 2011||The Lavender Trial (Part III of III): Copy Cat Class Action Cases Continue||2011|
|Wroten & Associates LTC Newsletter Late Summer 2011||Postscript: 1 Year After Humboldt||2011|
|Wroten & Associates LTC Newsletter Fall 2010||The Lavender Trial (Part I of III): Understanding the Loss in Humboldt||2010|
|Wroten & Associates LTC Newsletter Summer 2010||10 Steps to Keep Your Quality Assurance Program Private||2010|
|Wroten & Associates LTC Newsletter||Is It Elder Abuse?||2008|
|Wroten & Associates LTC Newsletter||Prognosis Guarded: Emerging Insights in Elder Care Litigation||2007|
|Wroten & Associates LTC Newsletter||Fighting Elder Abuse Claims||2006|
|Wroten & Associates LTC Newsletter||Regulatory Catch 22: Creating a Litigation Super Fund||2006|
|Orange County Business Journal||Litigation Threatening Future of Nursing Home Industry||2002|
|Orange County Business Journal||...... But First, Let's Kill All of the Attorneys||2001|
|Western State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|California State University, Long Beach||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1977|
|Innovation Across the Spectrum of Care||HIPAA/ HITECH||2014|
|Preventing and Defending Long Term Care Litigation||Long Term Healthcare||2012|
|Preventing and Defending Long Term Care Litigation||Survey of LTC Class Actions, Emerging Law and Strategy||2012|
|Senate Hearing||Senate Bill 558 (Simitian)||2011|
|Preventing and Defending Long Term Care Litigation||Deconstructing the $677 Million Dollar Jury Award in Lavender v. Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc.: An Insider's View||2011|
|Nursing Home/ ALF Litigation Seminar||Class Actions I: The Skilled Healthcare Case and Verdict||2011|
|Crisis Management Through the Eyes of the Experts||Legal Update||2011|
|Facing Tomorrow's Challenges Today||Legal Update||2010|
|Annual Conference||Implications of Recent Class Action Lawsuite||2010|
|Nursing Home/ ALF Litigation Seminar||Criminal Considerations for the Long Term Care Professional||2008|
|LTC Conference||The Fine Art of Providing Care in a Litigious Environment||2005|