Senior Healthcare Attorney Kathy W. Nichols Elected to Chair of Healthcare Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association

Senior Healthcare Attorney Kathy W. Nichols Elected to Chair of Healthcare Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association


Carlson & Jayakumar LLP, a Southern California-based law firm focused on employment litigation and healthcare law, announced today that Senior Healthcare Attorney, Kathy W. Nichols was elected Chair of the Healthcare Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA).

Senior Healthcare Attorney
Kathy W. Nichols

“I am honored to be elected to chair the Healthcare Section of the OCBA,” said Nichols. “Healthcare attorneys in Orange County practice law in one of the most complex and dynamic markets in the country. The OCBA provides a great forum for Orange County healthcare attorneys to meet regularly to discuss top-of-mind legal issues that affect the community.”

Established in 1901, the OCBA has more than 9,000 members and is one of the largest voluntary bar associations in California. Members meet regularly in sections and committees dedicated to various areas of law and issues of concern to the legal community. The mission of the Orange County Bar Association is to enhance the system of justice, to support the lawyers who serve it, and to assist the community served by it.

“Section leadership plays a vital role in the OCBA’s ability to enhance the system of justice, to support the lawyers who serve it, and to assist the community served by it,” said Deirdre Kelly, 2019 OCBA President. “We believe that Ms. Nichols’ long standing membership and commitment to the OCBA as well as her extensive background in healthcare law make her a great fit to lead the section in 2019.”

Ms. Nichols has been practicing law since 2003, and currently represents a variety of clients including hospitals, physicians, licensed healthcare professionals, and professional corporations. Ms. Nichols has extensive experience representing licensed professionals before the California Medical Board and Board of Chiropractic Examiners from the investigation stage through trial. She also represents physicians and medical groups in Medicare and private healthcare insurance audits and fraud investigations. Ms. Nichols received her J.D. in 2003 from the Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California, and her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Riverside in 1999.

About Carlson & Jayakumar LLP

Carlson & Jayakumar LLP is an Orange County-based law firm focused on employment litigation and healthcare law. Since its inception in 2007, Carlson & Jayakumar has represented business owners in employment litigation including claims of wrongful discharge, sexual harassment and sex discrimination, race and national origin discrimination, disability discrimination, age discrimination, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, and alleged wage and hour violations. In addition, Carlson & Jayakumar’s unique combination of experience in employment and healthcare law enables the firm to work with employers and practitioners in all aspects of healthcare law, including forming professional and general-business corporations, and multi-specialty practices; standing before professional boards; providing advice on fraud-and-abuse and fee-splitting laws; maintaining corporate documents, and preparing employment contracts, shareholder agreements, and employee handbooks. For more information, visit www.cjattorneys.com or call (949)222-2008.

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