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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 Bachelor’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.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Class Action: 25%
  3. Corporate: 25%

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Wroten & Associates

5510 Trabuco Rd.
Suite 1100
Irvine, CA, 92620


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Southern Califonia Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2011
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2010
Top 10 Defense VerdictsLos Angeles County Bar Association2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder & ShareholderWroten & Associates2006 - Present
ShareholderBonne, Bridge, Mueller, O'keefe & Nichols1990 - 2006
Deputy District AttorneyOrange County District Attorney's Office1988 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Health Care Compliance AssociationMember2013 - Present
National Federation of Independent BusinessesMember2011 - Present
Aging Services of CaliforniaMember2010 - Present
American Health Care Association/ National Center for Assisted LivingMember2010 - Present
Long Term Care ForumMember2009 - Present
California Association of Health FacilitiesMember2008 - Present
American Health Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1991 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Perlin v. Fountain View Management Inc., et al.N/A
Carehouse Convalescent Hospital v. Superior CourtN/A
Lavender v. Skilled Healthcare Group Inc., et al.N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Wroten & Associates Spring 2012 NewsletterWroten & Associates Spring 2012 Newsletter2012
Wroten & Associates LTC Newsletter Winter 2012Musings of a Frustrated Warrior: Championing the Rights of the Long Term Care Professional (ed)2012
Wroten & Associates Spring 2012 NewsletterThe Frog and The Scorpion, Our Conference2012
The Advisor - Wroten & AssociatesCutting Out the Middle Man2012
Wroten & Associates LTC Newsletter Winter 2011Lavender Trial (Part II of III): Did a Mathematic Fiction Result in $600+ Million Error?2011
Wroten & Associates LTC Newsletter Spring 2011The Lavender Trial (Part III of III): Copy Cat Class Action Cases Continue2011
Wroten & Associates LTC Newsletter Late Summer 2011Postscript: 1 Year After Humboldt2011
Wroten & Associates LTC Newsletter Fall 2010The Lavender Trial (Part I of III): Understanding the Loss in Humboldt2010
Wroten & Associates LTC Newsletter Summer 201010 Steps to Keep Your Quality Assurance Program Private2010
Wroten & Associates LTC NewsletterIs It Elder Abuse?2008
Wroten & Associates LTC NewsletterPrognosis Guarded: Emerging Insights in Elder Care Litigation2007
Wroten & Associates LTC NewsletterFighting Elder Abuse Claims2006
Wroten & Associates LTC NewsletterRegulatory Catch 22: Creating a Litigation Super Fund2006
Orange County Business JournalLitigation Threatening Future of Nursing Home Industry2002
Orange County Business Journal...... But First, Let's Kill All of the Attorneys2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
California State University, Long BeachN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Innovation Across the Spectrum of CareHIPAA/ HITECH2014
Preventing and Defending Long Term Care LitigationLong Term Healthcare2012
Preventing and Defending Long Term Care LitigationSurvey of LTC Class Actions, Emerging Law and Strategy2012
Senate HearingSenate Bill 558 (Simitian)2011
Preventing and Defending Long Term Care LitigationDeconstructing the $677 Million Dollar Jury Award in Lavender v. Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc.: An Insider's View2011
Nursing Home/ ALF Litigation SeminarClass Actions I: The Skilled Healthcare Case and Verdict2011
Crisis Management Through the Eyes of the ExpertsLegal Update2011
Facing Tomorrow's Challenges TodayLegal Update2010
Annual ConferenceImplications of Recent Class Action Lawsuite2010
Nursing Home/ ALF Litigation SeminarCriminal Considerations for the Long Term Care Professional2008
LTC ConferenceThe Fine Art of Providing Care in a Litigious Environment2005