Ms. Jorgensen joined Kegel, Tobin & Truce in 2020, yet her career in workers’ compensation began much earlier, in 2002. She attended the University of California at Irvine, where she studied Biological Sciences and Sociology. During her time at UCI, she worked as a research and teaching assistant in the Sociology department and maintained employment at a workers’ compensation defense firm as a receptionist and legal secretary. After graduating, she continued working as a legal secretary at both Applicant and Defense firms. In 2007, Ms. Jorgensen became a workers’ compensation examiner at one of the largest, most well-respected TPAs in the industry. As an examiner, she worked on high exposure claims and was extremely effective at managing the litigation process, ensuring both timely and cost-effective resolution of her files.

After working five years as an examiner, Ms. Jorgensen decided to further her professional development by attending Whittier Law School, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2014. While in law school, Ms. Jorgensen worked as a research assistant and as a law clerk at a workers’ compensation firm. Upon passing the bar, she began her career as an attorney, handling high exposure and complex litigation claims involving catastrophic injuries, permanent total disability, fatalities, and jurisdictional issues. Ms. Jorgensen has represented a wide variety of employers in many different industries including medical, air transportation, manufacturing, public entities, and retail.

“ It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. ”

– John Wooden

Having held a variety of positions within the workers’ compensation field Ms. Jorgensen truly has a deep understanding of all aspects of claims handling and litigation. As an examiner, she learned early on that claims are not like fine wines; they certainly do not get better with age!  Ms. Jorgensen strongly believes in a cooperative relationship with clients and enjoys working closely with her clients to develop strategies to move claims to conclusion in the most cost-effective manner.  Ms. Jorgensen takes pride in her work and strives to build strong relationships with her clients and colleagues built on mutual trust and respect.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Ontario Office
T. (909) 466-5555 ext. 1145
F. (213) 383-8346
E. kjorgensen@kttlaw.us

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Workers’ Compensation Defense
Labor Code Section 132a
Serious & Wilful Misconduct

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

• The State Bar of California, 2015

EDUCATION

• University of California, Irvine, Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, 2006
• Whittier Law School, cum laude, 2014

ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

Orange County Bar Association

Kelly’s Clients Say

Anna Karina CabreraSupervisor, Workers’ Compensation/CA Region

Providence has developed a great partnership with Kelly Jorgensen over the years. Her dedication to our account is evident in her responsiveness to all our needs. We appreciate her attention to detail and creative approach in getting some of our complex cases moving. We have had such great results in getting open WC claims resolved with her involvement and expert legal advice.