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Anne L. Collins

Partner | Sacramento

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acollins@lozanosmith.com
Tel: 916.329.7433
Fax: 916.329.9050
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Overview

Anne L. Collins is a Partner in Lozano Smith's Sacramento office and serves as co-chair of the firm's Governance Practice Group. She is an experienced litigator, managing complex litigation for school districts, special districts with a focus on fire protection districts and other public agency clients. Ms. Collins' representation is sought in a variety of areas of litigation, including facilities and business, charter school issues and labor and employment. She has managed several cases through jury trial, drafted and argued numerous motions for summary judgment and successfully argued before the California Court of Appeal for the First District. She also routinely advises clients on general legal strategies to achieve successful results in a range of subject matters including employee complaints, special education disputes and contract negotiations.

Presenter Experience

Ms. Collins has presented at various events including the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH), the Small School Districts Association (SSDA) and Lozano Smith's Facilities and Business workshops and webinars.

Education

Ms. Collins received her law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. As a law student, she earned top honors and received the Capital City Trial Lawyers Association Award. She also received the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award. She earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

Sample Litigation

  • In Anderson Union High School District v. Shasta Secondary Home School (2016) 4 Cal.App.5th 262, Ms. Collins was part of the Lozano Smith litigation team that successfully argued, in a case of first impression, that the geographic and site limitations of the Charter Schools Act (Ed. Code, § 47600 et seq.) are applicable to all charter schools, including “nonclassroom-based” programs.

The 7 Things Every Elected Board or Council Member Should Know

By: Mary LernerAnne Collins-

Host Devon Lincoln talks with Lozano Smith partners Mary Lerner and Anne Collins, co-chairs of the firm’s Governance Practice Group, about the basics that every newly elected member of a local agency governing body should know when assuming office. This podcast isn’t just for newly electeds – it’s full of information for public officials, local agency staff, and members of the voting public too.