Katherine Ocampo received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas and her Juris Doctor from Western Sierra School of Law in San Diego, CA.
While attending law school Ms. Ocampo was the Vice President of the Student Bar Association, President of the Western Sierra School of Law Student La Raza Association, and Writer and Editor of the Student Newsletter. She also was a Certified Legal Intern with the San Diego Public Defender’s office where she had an opportunity to conduct several criminal trials.
Mrs. Ocampo started her career at the San Diego Superior Court as a small claims legal advisor, where she advised on claim filing, enforcing judgments, and assisted litigants with drafting motions and executing contracts.
Since passing the California State Bar in 2007, she has achieved remarkable success in all phases of Workers Compensation litigation. Ms. Ocampo’s expert knowledge in case law, MPN regulations, Labor Code, and most recently SB 863 has led to her trial over 35 times with favorable decisions, including a complete take nothing on a case-in-chief of an AOE/COE denied claim. Her countless rewarding outcomes and admiration from clients have led her to be appointed as a panel defense attorney for multiple Fortune 100 companies.
Mrs. Ocampo was elected Lead Project Manager for a large insurance company where she over saw 600 active cases firm wide. She is exceptionally experienced in drafting trial briefs, Petitions for Reconsideration, and Writ of Review. Her experience has also allowed her to assist and train other associates. Mrs. Ocampo has also served as a Judge Pro Tem.
She is an active member in many of the Workers’ Compensation employer advocacy organizations such as, The Employers Task Fraud Force, The Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, and Workers Compensation Central. She is also a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association, The Lawyers Club, and San Diego La Raza. Ms. Ocampo is also fluent in Spanish.
Not only is Ms. Ocampo an incredible asset to Samuelsen, Gonzalez, Valenzuela & Brown, but she is tremendous benefit to all the employers, insurance carriers, and TPAs she works with.