Linda Randlett Kollar

(she/her)
Partner
Co-Chair, Behavioral Health Practice Group

“I’ve worked hard to become an authority in a very nuanced and complex field. I’m proud of my reputation as a go-to expert in health law, and I take my obligations seriously – if I’m representing or defending a client, they’ll feel like they are my only client.”

Health care providers, particularly those in behavioral health disciplines, rely on Linda Randlett Kollar for the breadth and depth of her experience, legal knowledge, and lawyering skills. More importantly, they value her judgment and pragmatic approach, informed by her background as a social worker and investigator on behalf of abused and neglected children.

As regulatory counsel, Linda advises organizations and individuals in a wide range of licensure, reimbursement, and compliance matters, including administrative hearings, false claims and OIG investigations, subpoena responses, and government reporting. As a litigator in state and federal courts, she represents providers in an array of civil disputes at trial and on appeal, including qui tam actions and writ proceedings. As a business advisor, she helps clients form integrated services, guides them in managed care opportunities and requirements, and negotiates various contracts and agreements. 

Linda has developed additional subject matter expertise in federal and state privacy laws, confidentiality protections and restrictions, and issues involving a minor’s consent for treatment.

Whether a straightforward legal question arises or any risk threatens the delivery of patient care, clients call Linda first.

An avid proponent of giving back through pro bono activities, Linda has devoted much of her time to children’s rights and immigration matters, carrying on the work she did with juvenile courts and families before entering the practice. For her efforts, the American Health Lawyers Association recognized Linda as its Pro Bono Champion for 2015.

Linda has also served the community as a judge pro tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court and taught as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University School of Law. A valued member of the firm, Linda is committed to helping our lawyers enhance their skills and talents as co-chair of HLB’s Professional Development Committee.

Several professional organizations have honored Linda for her accomplishments and contributions to the practice of law. The Litigation Counsel of America and the American Bar Foundation inducted her as a Fellow in 2010 and 2018, respectively. She has appeared on the list of the Best Lawyers in America since 2013 and was named Best Lawyers’ 2020 Lawyer of the Year in Southern California for Administrative/Regulatory Law.

EDUCATION

Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Editor in Chief of the Law Review
Scripps College, B.A.

BAR ADMISSIONS

California, 1986
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • AV rated, 1995-2023

  • Best Lawyers
  • Health Care Law & Administrative/Regulatory Law, 2013-2023; Lawyer of the Year, Los Angeles, 2020

  • Super Lawyers, Southern California
  • 2004-2023

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • 2010-Present

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • 2018-Present

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Pro Bono Champion, 2015

  • David and Margaret Home Award for Excellence
  • 2000

  • 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
  • Pepperdine University
  • Board of Professional Standards

  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • California Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Women in Health Administration
  • Child Welfare League of America
  • Linda has lectured throughout the United States as a speaker at the Child Welfare League of America Regional Conferences, has gained recognition for her experience 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.

  • Judge Pro Tem
  • In 2007, Linda was selected to sit as a Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court.

  • Scripps College
  • Linda 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.

  • Alliance for Children's Rights
  • Since 2016, Linda has been active with the Alliance for Children's Rights and successfully represented youth seeking legal status in the United States because they have been abandoned, abused and neglected.