Nicole Rothford


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Nicole D. Rothford


Nicole Rothford is a partner in the Yrulegui & Roberts’ Fresno office. Nicole was born and raised in Fresno, California. After graduating from Bullard High and attending Fresno City College for two years enrolled in the Leon S. Peters Honors Program, she received a full ride scholarship for volleyball to Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia. After graduating with her Bachelor of Arts degree in History, she returned to her hometown of Fresno starting law school at San Joaquin College of Law. Nicole graduated law school in 2012 and was already working in workers’ compensation law and has dedicated her practice to this area of law since 2012. Nicole joined Yrulegui & Roberts in 2013 continuing to focus on workers’ compensation defense. She enjoys spending time with her family, her husband Chad, and three children, CJ, Vivie and Reese. 

Areas of Practice

Practice is in Workers’ Compensation defense, with primary emphasis on the following areas:

  • Self-Insured Employers
  • Third Party Administrators
  • Public Entities
  • Serious & Willful Allegations
  • Medicare Set-Asides
  • Seasonal Employees
  • Impairment Ratings

Ms. Rothford’s asset of having experience litigating workers’ compensation cases from both applicant and defense oriented positions, aids her in quick and equitable resolution of cases on behalf of her clients.

Employment History

2022 – Present
Yrulegui & Roberts | Partner
Fresno, CA

2013 – 2022
Yrulegui & Roberts | Associate Attorney
Fresno, CA


San Joaquin College of Law
Fresno, CA – 2012
Juris Doctor

Armstrong Atlantic State University
Savannah, GA – 2007
Bachelors of Arts, History


2013 – The State Bar of California

Professional Affiliations

  • The State Bar of California
  • Fresno County Women’s Lawyers
  • Professionals in Workers’ Compensation
  • Fresno Industrial Claims Association
  • Central Valley Chapter ASSE
  • Valley Industrial Claims Association
  • Public Agency Risk Management Association
  • Valley Industrial Claims Association
  • Public Agency Risk Management Association
  • Association of Workers’ Compensation Professionals
  • California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation

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