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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Top Attorneys in Southern California||Los Angeles Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Top Women Attorneys||Los Angeles Magazine||2013|
|Top Attorneys in Southern California||Los Angeles Magazine||2013|
|Top Women Attorneys||Los Angeles Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Top Attorneys in Southern California||Los Angeles Magazine||2012|
|Top Women Attorneys||Daily Journal||2011|
|Partner||Cota Cole||2014 - Present|
|Administrative Hearing Officer||Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority||2013 - Present|
|Partner||Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith||1992 - 2014|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Inland Empire Legal Association of Women||Board Member||2013 - Present|
|Operation Safehouse||Board of Directors||2012 - Present|
|Inland Empire Legal Association of Women||President||2011 - 2013|
|Jensen v. Omntirans||Defense|
|Mizak v. Menifee||CEQA denied|
|City of Perris v. LAFCO||CEQA denied|
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|California Municipal Law Blog||Hanif, Howell, and Medical Factoring in Personal Injury Lawsuits||2014|
|California Municipal Law Blog||Sexual Offender Ordinances||2014|
|Riverside County Bar Association||Privatization of Dispute Resolution||2012|
|Riverisde County Bar Association Magazine||Focus on Service||2011|
|Business Law and Real Estate Newsletter (lbbs)||Important Agreements in Redevelopment Law||2006|
|Lewis Brisbois Newsletter||A New Beginning for a Former Military Base||2005|
|University of California - Riverside||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|University of Southern California Law School||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Ethics - MCLE||Ethics||2013|
|ICAP Conference||Legal Writing||2011|