Rita Marseille is a partner of the firm. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and her law degree from Western State University, where she was on the Moot Court Board of Directors. After law school, Rita was an associate in Orange County insurance defense firms. Then for six years, Rita was senior attorney and director of human resources for Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, an educational nonprofit foundation started by Steven Spielberg. Thereafter, seeking to return to litigation, Rita worked in an Orange County firm specializing in defense of long-term care facilities. Focusing on assisting skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities Rita has developed expertise representing clients in employment matters as well as litigation, defending against claims of professional negligence, elder abuse, and violation of patients’ rights. Risk Management is one of Rita’s focuses, advising clients of best practices to improve outcomes and avoid litigation. Rita also works with clients to implement uniform and integrated agreements that comply with regulations.
In 1992, Rita was admitted to the California State Bar. Rita is also admitted to the United States District Court for the Central District. Rita is a member of the California Association of Health Facilities.
Throughout her legal career, Rita has been active in various pro-bono efforts including the Orange County Public Law Center, the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program, and the Fallbrook Food Pantry, which provides food to low income people, primarily children, women, and seniors. In 2002, Rita was a recipient of the State Bar’s Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono legal service.