Kathleen M. Walker

Managing Partner - Los Angeles, CA

Kathleen Walker is the Co-Managing Partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and is a chair of the firm's Healthcare, Medical Malpractice, and Long-Term Care Practices.

Ms. Walker’s litigation practice is devoted to representing the interests of long term care facilities including SNF, RCFE, AL, ICF and CCRC providers as well as all types of care providers including but not limited to acute care hospitals, mental health, home health, hospice, adult day care, group homes and individual licensed health care providers including but not limited to physicians, nurses, and therapists. For over 30 years Ms. Walker has dedicated her practice to successfully helping those in the care industry defend their interests. She is the designated preferred counsel for several national assisted living operators as well as many California nursing home operators.

Ms. Walker also specializes in providing risk management support to a broad array of clients. She regularly presents seminars on trends in elder abuse litigation and in-service training to management and staff of nursing home, assisted living operators and other care providers with the goal of risk reduction. In addition, she provides crisis management assistance to several large healthcare providers.

Ms. Walker also has extensive experience in the area of healthcare regulatory litigation and compliance and has litigated these cases in both the Superior Court and administrative law proceedings.

Ms. Walker is a recognized expert and leader in all aspects of nursing home and health care litigation. She has a passion for helping her clients defend their interests against negligence, abuse/neglect, contract and fraud based claims and has obtained successful results through law and motion, mediation, arbitration and trial. She is a champion for the care industry, devoted to improving the quality of care of her clients and through education and training providing her clients with additional tools and strategies for future risk reduction.


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California




Southwestern University School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1991

  • No. 2 in Class; Law Review

University of California, Los Angeles

Bachelor of Science, 1987

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