Kathryn Rivera

Associate

Philadelphia

(215) 665-4146

(215) 665-2013

Kathryn has represented numerous facilities in civil litigation matters, including acute care hospitals, nursing homes, comprehensive rehabilitation and sub-acute rehabilitation facilities, behavioral health clinics, medical transport units, and outpatient surgical centers. She has also individually defended physicians, physical therapists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, registered nurses, CNAs, and other health care professionals. She has previously represented physicians in disciplinary matters in the administrative courts as well. She has significant experience litigating medical malpractice, nursing malpractice, and general liability claims. She regularly engages in all aspects of pretrial preparation and she has extensive experience in client communication and claims management for insurers. In handling such matters, Kathryn frequently conducts investigations, assesses strengths and weaknesses, makes recommendations for case strategies, and suggests and presents matters for appropriate authority and fund retention. She also has experience in appellate practice before the New Jersey Appellate Division, New Jersey Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  

Kathryn has conducted research and counseled health care clients with respect to regulatory matters, modifying internal policies, and recommending best practices in reacting to real-time health care and legal matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Kathryn was a medical malpractice attorney for a New Jersey law firm. She also previously clerked for the Honorable James Den Uyl, J.S.C. in the New Jersey Superior Court in Ocean County.

Kathryn earned her bachelor’s degree from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and her law degree, cum laude, from Rutgers School of Law. While in law school, Kathryn was a staff editor of the Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy, was a participant in the moot court competition and served as a judicial intern to both the New Jersey Attorney General and the New Jersey Superior Court in Camden.

 

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015
  • Richard Stockton Col. of N.J., B.A., 2012

Awards & Honors

Robert W. Criscuolo Award

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey

The Hon. James Den Uyl, J.S.C. 

 

The Burlington County Bar Association, Board Member

New Jersey State Bar