Kathryn L. Rooney, California Worker's Compensation Defense Attorney


Partner, Manager Sports Department


Kathryn L. Rooney, Esq. specializes in defense of CA workers’ compensation claims on behalf of professional sports teams, carriers and administrators throughout the country. This includes up to the minute analysis of current changes in the law, coverage, exposure, and jurisdictional issues involving most professional sports leagues including the NFL, CFL, USFL, NBA, NHL, as well as baseball and lacrosse.


California Practice Specialties


  • Defense of worker's compensation claims
  • Serious and Willful Misconduct and 132(a) discrimination claims
  • Worker's compensation subrogation


Professional Memberships and Honors


Ms. Rooney is a member of the San Diego Bar Association and Lawyers Club. She has given several seminars on the changing laws in 2012 and 2013, as well as spoken at the 2013 Annual Education Forum for the Association of Insurance Professionals.




Ms. Rooney graduated from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in Political Science. She attended the University of Denver College of Law in Denver, Colorado and then completed her J.D. at the University of San Diego in December 2003.