Kristine Oquendo is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Workers' Compensation Practice. She is dedicated to representing employers, insurers, self-insureds, and third-party administrators in the defense of all aspects of workers' compensation actions in California, including representation of employers in matters involving discrimination under Labor Code Section 132a and Serious and Willful Misconduct (Labor Code Section 4553). Daily practice includes handling all aspects of workers’ compensation claims from the simplest matters to complex cases involving multiple parties with structured settlements. Ms. Oquendo is skilled at managing workers’ compensation claims, to ensure claims are proactively and regularly reevaluated.
Primary Area(s) of Practice
- Workers’ Compensation
Awards & Honors
- Journal of Medicine and Law, Associate Editor (2010-11)
- Finalist in First-Year Appellate Moot Court Competition (2010)
- Jessup International Moot Court Oralist (2010-11)
- Jurisprudence Award for Civil Trial Advocacy I (2012)
Michigan State University
Juris Doctor, 2012
California State University, Fullerton
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, magna cum laude, 2007
Prior to practicing law, Ms. Oquendo worked as a registered nurse in various hospitals located in California. She has experience in medical-surgical, telemetry, wound clinic, nurse case management, and rotations to intensive care unit.