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Kathryn A. Rivera


Kathryn is a member of the Medical Malpractice Litigation department at Parker McCay, P.A. At an early age, Kathryn was exposed to nursing through her mother, a geriatric nurse and healthcare administrator. It was this initial exposure that ignited her interest in the healthcare profession; and, it was her passion for oral and written advocacy that drove her into a career in litigation. 

Before joining Parker McCay, Kathryn clerked for The Honorable James Den Uyl, J.S.C., who worked as a New Jersey medical malpractice attorney prior to joining the bench. In her current practice,  Kathryn represents hospitals and other healthcare facilities, physicians, nurses and licensed and/or certified medical personnel in an array of complex matters. She has litigated these matters in the New Jersey and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as before the administrative law courts. 

Kathryn currently resides in southern New Jersey with her husband, Fernando, and dog, Rae.

Honors & Awards

  • ABA-Bloomberg BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law
  • National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Student Award

Professional Activities

  • Burlington County Bar Association Board of Trustees
  • New Jersey Bar Association


News & Speaking Engagements



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  • Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable James Den Uyl, J.S.C., New Jersey Superior Court, Ocean County, Civil Division, 2015-2016
  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Anthony Pugliese, P.J.Cv., New Jersey Superior Court, Camden County, Civil Division, 2014


  • Rutgers University School of Law (J.D., 2015, Cum Laude)
    • Staff Editor, Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy
    • Hunter Moot Court Competitor
    • Legal Writing Teaching Assistant
    • Academic Success Program Tutor
    • President, Women’s Law Caucus
    • Student Lawyer, Rutgers Law School Domestic Violence Clinic
  • The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (B.A. Literature)
    •  Sigma Tau Delta, National Literature Honors Society


  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
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