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Linda Randlett Kollar



Scripps College, B.A.

Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • 1986, California
Presentations & Speaking Engagements

Linda Randlett Kollar specializes in the representation of behavioral health care providers, including licensed non-profit community care facilities that provide residential treatment and foster care for children, and health care professionals including physicians, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and marriage, family and child counselors, throughout California.  Ms. Kollar devotes a substantial part of her practice to advising these behavioral health care providers on licensure, representing them in administrative and civil litigation, false claims matters including OIG investigations and qui tam litigation, in contract negotiations, as well as on the formation of integrated services and managed care issues.  Ms. Kollar represents many of the non-profit child welfare and behavioral health care providers with respect to their day-to-day operations, including responding to subpoenas, governmental reporting and regulatory compliance.  She also has expertise in the areas of special education, privacy, confidentiality, HIPAA and minor’s consent for treatment issues.

Ms. Kollar has a significant amount of experience in business law and litigation, including appellate work.  Ms. Kollar’s litigation experience includes environmental, employment, and real property matters, including trials, opinion letters, and client counseling.

Before becoming a lawyer, Ms. Kollar was a social worker with the Los Angeles County Department of Children & Family Services, where she worked as an investigator on behalf of abused and neglected children for the juvenile court, and was responsible for placing children in foster care and treatment facilities.  Ms. Kollar had responsibility for working with families and the courts in order to do both short term and long term planning for children.

Ms. Kollar received her Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from Scripps College, Claremont, California.  She received her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Pepperdine University School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.  She clerked for the Honorable Steven J. Stone, presiding Justice of Division 6 of the Second District Court of Appeal.

Representative Matters

  • In re: Antoinette T., (2014) (Department of Social Services Accusation Dismissed)
  • In re: Miguel H., (2010) (Department of Social Services Accusation Dismissed)
  • Martinez, et al v. Aspira Foster Family Services, et al. (2007) WL1079937 (E.D. Cal)
  • In re: Jeremy C., (2004) WL 1803270
  • Ostby v. Oxnard Union School District, et al. (2002) 209 F. Supp. 2d 1035
  • Sharrer v. Zettel (2005) WL 885129 (N.D. Cal.)
  • Wilshire Westwood Associates v. Atlantic Richfield Corp., et al. (1989) 881 F.2d 801 (9th Cir.)

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care Professionals
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • National Association of Counsel for Children
  • Board of Professional Standards, Pepperdine University
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • The Western Child Welfare Law Center, co-founder
  • Women in Health Administration

Community/Civic Activities

  • Ms. Kollar has lectured throughout the United States as a speaker at the Child Welfare League of America Regional Conferences, has gained recognition for her expertise throughout California, and is a sought-after speaker.  She has lectured to a variety of trade organizations, as well as providing in-service training to the many providers she represents.
  • Since 2007, Ms. Kollar has been selected to sit as a Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Honors & Awards

  • Ms. Kollar has been awarded Martindale-Hubbel’s highest peer review rating “AV” and also selected every year by her peers (since 2004) as one of Southern California’s Super Lawyers in Los Angeles Magazine. In 2000, she was awarded the David & Margaret Home Award for Reflections in Excellence for her outstanding services to children and the community agencies which care for them. Ms. Kollar was selected as a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America in 2010, for her accomplishments in the practice of litigation in trial and appellate courts, excellence in the Art of Advocacy, and the highest ethical standards. She has also been chosen as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2013.
  • American Health Lawyers Association Pro Bono Champion for 2015
  • Southern California Super Lawyer 2017

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

  • September 2015. California Alliance of Child and Family Services, Minor's Health Information: Navigating the Complex Web of State and Federal Law, LaQuinta, California
  • June 2012. Children's Institute, Behavioral Health and the Law, Los Angeles, California
  • May 2011. Optimist Youth Homes, Behavioral Health and the Law, Los Angeles, California
  • February 2010. The Alliance of Children & Family Services, Confidentiality and the Private Child Welfare Agency, San Diego, California
  • March 2009. Restraint & Seclusion in the Special Education School, CAPSES Annual Conference, Long Beach, California
  • August 2008. Bienvenidos Children’s Center, Inc., Confidentiality and the Private Child Welfare Agency, El Monte, California
  • March 2008. Medical Educational Services, Inc., Legal Issues in Behavioral Health Care, Dublin, California
  • January 2008. Seneca Center, Mental Health and the Law, Oakland, California
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