Katherine L. Turpen
Katherine L. Turpen

Ms. Turpen is a partner with the firm and has broad experience litigating cases from commencement of the action through trial. Her practice is concentrated in the area of professional liability defense, including Medical Malpractice defense, Legal Malpractice defense and Nursing Home litigation. She has been with the firm since 2004.

Ms. Turpen regularly represents healthcare providers in administrative matters before their professional licensing boards. She has successfully assisted and defended Nevada providers before the Board of Medical Examiners, the Board of Osteopathic Medicine, the Board of Nursing, the Physical Therapy Board, the Board of Social Work, the Pharmacy Board and the Board of Psychological Examiners.

In addition to her litigation and administrative licensing practice, Ms. Turpen is experienced credentialing counsel. She advises clients, both credentialing committees and individual practitioners, regarding credentialing and privileging activities. Ms. Turpen has also worked as a neutral hearing office, presiding over various manners of healthcare credentialing disputes.

Professional Activities:

  • State Bar of Nevada, 2004
  • United States District Court of Nevada, 2004.
  • American Bar Association
  • Rated by Superlawyers and was selected as a Mountain States Rising Star in 2009, 2010 and 2016.


  • Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, J.D. 2003
  • University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, B.A. Business Administration 1999
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Taking and Defending Depositions, 2004