Kate Zimmermann is back at the helm of the Kern County Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit after a brief hiatus. A veteran prosecutor of more 16 years, Kate has twice elected to lead the county’s program and brings more than nine years of experience to the unit. From her first case, which resulted in the successful conviction of a lay owner of a medical practice for uncertified practice of medicine and the voiding of all bills issued by the group using a theory attacking the corporate practice of medicine, Kate has demonstrated a love of organized clinical based frauds.
As a former Army intelligence analyst, she employs an outside-the-box view of fraud which has netted convictions for the misuse of physician assistants and for a sham medical practice operating as a pill and report mill. Kate has completed more than 100 days in jury trial for provider-based fraud. She has been publicly honored for her work by the Kern County Grand Jury and the former elected District Attorney of Kern County.
Kate is currently licensed to practice in California and Minnesota. She obtained her B.A. in Political Science from Mt. St. Mary’s College and her J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law.