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Katie A. Collins

  • Senior Associate Attorney

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Katie Collins is an experienced employment lawyer and has successfully represented clients in all areas of employment law, including the defense of claims involving workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour issues, Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) and class actions in Court, as well as before various governmental agencies including the California Labor Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California Civil Rights Department (formerly Department of Fair Employment and Housing), and in arbitration proceedings.

Katie also regularly assists employers in all aspects of their employment relationship with their employees, including workplace policies, practices, and personnel decisions and such matters as recruiting and hiring; employment agreements and compensation plans; protection of trade secrets; wage and hour laws; independent contractor status; performance standards and disciplinary actions; privacy; leaves of absence and reasonable accommodations; preventing discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; preventing and responding to theft and embezzlement; reductions in force, terminations, and layoffs; and compliance with other state and federal employment laws.

Katie is also a member of the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) and has passed the rigorous test to obtain a certificate in workplace investigations from AWI. She conducts independent and neutral investigations for both public and private employers.

Katie attended law school at Pepperdine University's Caruso School of Law and while there obtained a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the highly-ranked Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. Katie's time at the Straus Institute allowed her the opportunity to gain practical experience learning to negotiate, mediate, and arbitrate.

In her spare time, Katie enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs, taking trips to Disneyland, and baking anything chocolate.


  • Association of Workplace Investigators Training Institute, 2023
    • Certificate Holder
  • Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, Malibu, California 2015
    • Certificate in Dispute Resolution, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • University of California at Davis, 2012
    • B.S. with Highest Honors

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California

Professional Associations

  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento
  • Association of Workplace Investigators
  • Roseville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Association of Defense Counsel


  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Northern California, 2019 – 2023
  • Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List for 2023

  • Northern California Best Lawyers 2024 – Ones to Watch Award, Labor and Employment