Vicki Rubin-Howton

Vicki Rubin-Howton

Associate Attorney

Vicki Rubin-Howton

Associate Attorney
  • Overview

    Vicki Rubin-Howton is an Associate Attorney in our Anaheim office.  She began her career in workers’ compensation in 1991 working for a mid-size defense firm, representing Fortune 500 Companies, national insurers, self-insured employers and Third Party Administrators.  In 1999, she formed a partnership with two other attorneys and in 2001, celebrated the opening of her own firm, Howton & Frizell until 2008.  She then continued her practice working at other firms including serving as Of Counsel to three defense firms.  She is a Certified Workers’ Compensation Arbitrator and has also proudly served as a Pro Tem Workers’ Compensation Judge at the Santa Ana WCAB.

    As a part of LFLM, she continues her practice of defending insurance carriers, third-party administrators, and self-insured employers in all areas of workers’ compensation law.

  • Industry Involvement

    Professional or Trade Affiliations

    • Orange County Bar Association, 1992-present. Elected Co-Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section, 1999-2004

    Legal Community Involvement

    • Certified Workers’ Compensation Judge Pro Tem (Santa Ana District Office) for Judges Pamella Stone, Robin Leviton, Marco Famiglietti, Richard Brennen, Joanne Coane & Donna David
    • Dept. of Industrial Relations, DWC, Approved Arbitrator

    Representative Cases

    • Defense Counsel on 2005 case, Shaunte Johnson v. Robert F. Kennedy Medical Center ADJ1926385 when case was still during the 90-day period, claim was going to be admitted by TPA, but after my investigation, I recommended a denial AOE/COE be issued. Using her deposition testimony and video surveillance and her lack of veracity with the physicians, I recommended referral to SIU who made the referral to the Orange County District Attorney who charged 6 felonies. Applicant pled guilty to 3, made full restitution, claim at the WCAB was dismissed and because she was convicted of crimes involving truth and veracity, she was expelled from Nursing School and forever barred from sitting for the State Nursing Boards.
    • Defense Counsel on Court of Appeal (writ denied) William Zemer v. WCAB (1998) (Mission Hospital) 63 Cal. Comp. Cases 796; obtained favorable ruling for defense on issue of apportionment