Dana Kollar, a former Associate with Andereck, Evans, Milne, Peace and Widger, has recently re-joined the firm and will be continuing her general civil litigation practice in the Jefferson City office. Dana was a law clerk for two years in our Jefferson City office while attending law school at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Upon graduating MU law school in 1994 she worked as an Associate with AEMWJ in the Springfield office for three years. As an associate, Dana worked with Gene Andereck representing Rural Electric Cooperatives in general business and employment matters. In 1998 Dana left AEMWJ to join another Springfield law firm where she became a partner in 2001. Dana continued her general civil litigation practice at Baird, Lightner, Millsap & Kollar and specialized in employment law.
Dana has always been very active in the state and local bar associations and community and charitable endeavors. Dana was elected her district representative for the Young Lawyers Section Council of the Missouri Bar and served from 2001-2004.
She was appointed to the Federal Practice Committee for the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri and served from 2001-2005. The Federal Practice Committee is appointed by the court en banc and serves as a liaison between the bench and bar.
Dana brings eleven years experience practicing employment law to AEMWJ. She has represented both employers and employees in all aspects of employment law, with a particular emphasis in Title VII employment discrimination matters. She is experienced in all aspects of the EEOC and Missouri Commission on Human Rights administrative process. Dana has experience in a broad range of employment matters including, FMLA, employment security, FLSA, whistleblower, workman’s compensation, contract disputes and all types of employment discrimination. Dana has also been a speaker at several employment law seminars. In addition to employment law, Dana will resume litigation on behalf of Electric Cooperatives as well as insurance defense.