Adrienne Konigar-Macklin

Adrienne Konigar-Macklin is Of Counsel with Olivarez Madruga. Ms. Konigar-Macklin is a public interest attorney with over 25 years of practice representing public educational agencies, cities and other municipal agencies. She has a depth of experience in education law, administrative law, civil litigation, transactional law and in representing public officials. She has been both in-house counsel and in private practice for 20 years specializing in collective bargaining and board relations. She has represented school districts in all aspects of management, including but not limited to, liability claims supervision, litigation oversight, labor negotiations, administrative proceedings, municipal litigation, police liability and litigation. She has handled special education, civil rights and other complex litigation matters including three state-wide class action lawsuits for the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Inglewood Unified School District, litigated a complex wrongful death case, among others, and represented several police agencies in wrongful death and police shooting cases. She has also represented public agencies before the Office of Civil Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Public Employment Relations Board in both state and federal courts and in other dispute resolution forums.

Ms. Konigar-Macklin has also served as hearing officer, mediator and arbitrator for public school districts, cities, and other government agencies for over 20 years. She is certified as a mediator by the Strauss School of Conflict Resolution at Pepperdine University and has worked as a Los Angeles Superior Court Settlement Officer.

ARBITRATION/MEDIATION/INVESTIGATIONS

  • Dispute Resolution Services
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court Mediation and Settlement Officer
  • City of Los Angeles Personnel Commission Hearing Officer
  • Centinela Valley School District Personnel Commission Special Counsel/Hearing Officer
  • Ontario – Montclair Personnel Hearing Officer/Investigations
  • City of Los Angeles Department of Disability Hearing Officer
  • Chino Unified School District Hearing Officer/Investigations
  • Mountainview School District Hearing Officer
  • Pomona Unified School District
  • ASCIP Insurance Cooperative, Hearing Officer/Mediator
  • Corona – Norco School District Hearing Officer
  • Hawthorne School District – Hearing Officer
  • Adelanto School District – Special Counsel/Board Advisor/Investigations
  • Lucerne Valley School District – Hearing Officer
  • City of Carson – Special Counsel – Risk Management/Personnel Investigations

PUBLICATIONS

  • H.E.L.P. Handbook of Emergency Legal Procedures – Los Angeles Unified School District, 1985
  • Revision Author

  • Article: “The Business of Education, Issues That Arise During Board Meetings: Anatomy of a Board Meeting”, – National School Boards Association (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys, April 1998

PROFESSIONAL ACHEIVEMENTS AND ASSOCIATIONS

  • Board Member (2008- 2013), Pomona Unified School District
  • General Counsel (2010-2011), Richard T. Fields Bar Association
  • President (2008), California Association of Black Lawyers
  • President (2002-2003), Life Member, Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles, Inc.
  • Board of Directors, Education Committee Chair (2005-2007), John Langston Bar Association
  • Member (1990-1993), California State Bar Association, Public Law Section Executive Committee
  • Member, School Law Attorneys Association
  • Member, Editorial Board (1997-1998), Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine
  • Member, National School Boards Association Council of Attorneys
  • Board of Directors (1990-1993), House of Ruth Women’s Shelter
  • Board of Directors (1987-2003), First Baptist Church of Greater Los Angeles
  • Board of Directors, Treasurer (2004-2007) Diamond Bar/Pomona Youth Basketball Association
  • Board of Directors (2006), Salvation Army Pomona Valley
  • Member, University of California Hastings Alumni Association
  • Guest Lecturer
  • CSEA Area 14 – Anatomy of Collective Bargaining and Administrative Law
  • CAAASA – Administrative and Legislative Law – Accessing the Court System
  • California State University Los Angeles, The Business of Education
  • LACCSA Personnel Forum – Conducting Internal Investigations
  • California Association of Administrators – Personnel Investigations – Pitfalls and Practical Solutions
  • California School Educators and Administrators Association – Personnel Layoff and Discharge Issues

EDUCATION

  • University of California, San Francisco, Hastings College of Law, J.D., 1984
  • University of California, Irvine/Dartmouth College, B.A., Social Ecology/Speech Rhetoric, 1981
  • Pepperdine University, School of Law, Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Certification 1997

BAR ADMISSION

  • State Bar of California (1987)
  • United States District Court, Central District of California (1987)
  • United States Supreme Court (2005)
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