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Karen A. Feld is a partner in the Ontario office of Cota Cole LLP. Her primary focus is municipal law, general litigation, land use, and environmental law. She has more than two decades of experience in these fields, representing both public and private clients.


Ms. Feld has represented transit agencies, cities, redevelopment agencies, school districts, and public transit agencies in municipal, redevelopment, and education law, including contracting, the Brown Act, the Government Claims Act, ADA, CEQA, conflict of interest, and general litigation. She has jury and court trial experience in civil and criminal matters. She is a Hearing Officer for the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.


Ms. Feld earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California, where she was involved in the Moot Court Honors Program. She earned her undergraduate degree in History from the University of California, Riverside.

Outside of the office, Ms. Feld is a regular public speaker, offering presentations and speaking engagements for the last two decades. She has also authored several articles for prominent publications. Ms. Feld has been named as one of Los Angeles Magazine’s Top Women Attorneys in Southern California (2013), Top LA Women Lawyers (2012), California Super Lawyer (2012, 2013 and 2014), and Daily Journal’s California Top Women Lawyer (2011).


Ms. Feld is a black belt in martial arts, a Half IronMan, an All American Swimmer (1996, 1998, 1999) and swam for the United States Masters Team at the FINA World Championships in 2014.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 60%
  2. Government: 30%
  3. Administrative Law: 10%

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Contact info

Cota Cole LLP

3401 Centre Lake Dr Ste 670
Ontario, CA, 91761-1207


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Top Women AttorneysLos Angeles Magazine2013
Top Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Magazine2013
Top Women AttorneysLos Angeles Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Top Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Magazine2012
Top Women AttorneysDaily Journal2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCota Cole2014 - Present
Administrative Hearing OfficerMountains Recreation and Conservation Authority2013 - Present
PartnerLewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith1992 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Inland Empire Legal Association of WomenBoard Member2013 - Present
Operation SafehouseBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Inland Empire Legal Association of WomenPresident2011 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jensen v. OmntiransDefense
Redevelopment Agency v. Infinite StateVerdict was lower than the original appraisal price.
City of Perris v. LAFCOCEQA denied
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Publication nameTitleDate
California Municipal Law BlogHanif, Howell, and Medical Factoring in Personal Injury Lawsuits2014
California Municipal Law BlogSexual Offender Ordinances2014
Riverside County Bar AssociationPrivatization of Dispute Resolution2012
Riverisde County Bar Association MagazineFocus on Service2011
Business Law and Real Estate Newsletter (lbbs)Important Agreements in Redevelopment Law2006
Lewis Brisbois NewsletterA New Beginning for a Former Military Base2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - RiversideN/AN/AN/A
University of Southern California Law SchoolN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ethics MCLEEthics2013
Ethics - MCLEEthics2013
ICAP ConferenceCEQA2012
ICAP ConferenceLegal Writing2011