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 for several years. 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, Rita chose to return to litigation and worked in an Orange County firm specializing in defense of long-term care facilities.
Rita’s focus is skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. Since joining Wilson Getty Rita has developed expertise representing clients in litigation and, importantly, Risk Management, defending against claims of professional negligence, elder abuse, and violation of patients’ rights.
Rita is available to advise clients on best practices to improve outcomes and avoid litigation. Regulatory Compliance, including HIPAA Compliance, is an area in which Rita has extensive experience. Rita has successfully used her expertise with Regulatory Compliance in both trial and Administrative Hearings. Rita also works with clients to implement uniform and integrated agreements that comply with regulations.
Rita was admitted to the California State Bar in 1992, and the United States District Court for the Central District in 1995. Rita is a member of the California Association of Health Facilities.
Throughout her legal career, Rita has been active in various pro-bono efforts. In 2002, Rita was a recipient of the State Bar’s Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono legal service.