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Linda Randlett Kollar

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Education

Scripps College, B.A.

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

Bar Admissions

  • 1986, California
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Linda Randlett Kollar specializes in the representation of behavioral health care providers, including those licensed as non-profit community care facilities that provide residential mental health treatment and foster care for children; health care professionals including physicians, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and marriage, family and child therapists; community mental health centers; academic counseling centers, and agencies specializing in the treatment of autism.  Ms. Kollar devotes a substantial part of her practice to advising these behavioral health care providers on licensure, reimbursement, compliance, representing them in administrative hearings, 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 provides counsel with respect to  day-to-day operations, including federal and state privacy law compliance, responding to subpoenas, government reporting and regulatory compliance.  She is recognized as an expert in the areas of privacy, confidentiality, and minor’s consent for treatment issues.  Ms. Kollar also has a significant amount of experience in business law and litigation, including appellate work.

Before becoming a lawyer, Ms. Kollar was a social worker and worked as an investigator on behalf of abused and neglected children for the juvenile court and 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.

Ms. Kollar is a judge pro tem for Los Angeles Superior Court.  She is an adjunct profession at Pepperdine University School of Law.  She is co-chair of the firm’s Professional Development Committee.

Representative Matters

  • In re Antoinette J. (2014)
               (Accusation dismissed)

    Former foster youth working in program to support other foster youth accused of failing to properly supervise when youth ran away from program.  State Department of Social Services sought to exclude former foster youth from ever working in or having contact with youth placed in community care facilities.

  •  In re Miguel H. (2010)
                (Accusation dismissed)

    Social worker wrongfully denied an exemption to work in a community care facility based on a detention but no arrest of charges of assault more than 10 years prior.  Department of Social Services sought to exclude social worker for the rest of his life from working in a community care facility.

  •  Martinez et al. v. Aspira Foster Family Agency (2007) WL 1079937 (E.D. Cal.)
                (Federal claim dismissed)

    Dismissal of claim against private social services agency filed in federal court for civil rights violations.

  •  Oswaldo S. (2016)
                (Grant of SIJ status)

    Successfully obtained Special Immigration Juvenile Status order from superior court for abandoned minor who was abused, neglected and undocumented.

  •  Foster Parents v. Los Angeles County Department of Social Services
                (Charges dismissed)

    Two foster families were accused by LA County Department of Children and Family Services of abusing children in their home.  Charges dismissed.

  •  F.M. v. Aspira Foster Family Agency (2012)
                (Dismissed on summary judgment)

    Private agency social workers charged with negligence when child accidentally died in foster parents’ home.

  •  In re Genesis Social Workers (2010)
                (Accusation dismissed)

    Three licensed social workers charged by State Department of Social Services with lack of supervision of foster child who engaged in sexual activity while placed in foster home.

  • In re J.C., M.D. (2016) Medical Board
                (Accusation for revocation of medical license dismissed)

    Dismissal of accusation based on bar by statute of limitations.

  • In addition to these and other matters successfully resolved in trial and administrative hearing, Ms. Kollar often resolves matters for her clients outside of the court system through settlement negotiations, mediations or arbitrations.

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Foundation
  • 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
  • California Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • 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.
  • Ms. Kollar is an active supporter of Scripps College.  Among other things, she was invited to return to the college in October 2016 as Alumna in residence.
  • Since 2016 Ms. Kollar has been active with the Alliance for Children's Rights and represented youth seeking legal status in the United States because they have been abandoned, abused and neglected.

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV rated
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, 2004-2019
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2010-present
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2018
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2018
  • American Health Lawyers Association Pro Bono Champion, 2015
  • David and Margaret Home Award for Excellence, 2000

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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