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Colleen Kollar-Kotelly Biography – Colleen Kollar-Kotelly Wiki
Colleen Kollar-Kotelly is a Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She was appointed to the United States District Court in May 1997. She received a B.A. in 1965 from The Catholic University of America and a J.D. in 1968 from Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America.
Following law school, she served as law clerk to Judge Catherine B. Kelly of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. From 1969 to 1972, Judge Kollar-Kotelly was an attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and then served as the chief legal counsel to Saint Elizabeths Hospital until 1984.
She was appointed Associate Judge of the D.C. Superior Court in October 1984 and served as Deputy Presiding Judge of the Criminal Division from 1995 until her appointment to the federal bench.
Judge Kollar-Kotelly has been a Fellow of the American Bar Association, a founding member of the Thurgood Marshall Inn of Court, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine in a joint teaching program on mental health and the law, and chair of the Board of the Art Trust for Superior Court.
Judge Kotelly was appointed by Chief Justice Rehnquist to serve as a member of the Judicial Conference Committee on Financial Disclosure from June 2000 through May 2002, and in May 2002 Chief Justice Rehnquist appointed Judge Kotelly to serve as Presiding Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court , which is a 7-year appointment.
Colleen Kollar-Kotelly Age
She was born Colleen Constance Kollar on April 17, 1943, in New York City, New York, U.S.
Colleen Kollar-Kotelly Husband
District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly is married to John Theodore Kotelly, a prominent American lawyer.
Colleen Kollar-Kotelly Family
Colleen Kollar-Kotelly is the daughter of Irene (née Crowley) and Konstantin L. Kollar, an environmental engineer who specialized in water resources. Her father died of cardiac arrest on Dec. 31, 1987, at the age of 69 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.
For 20 years before his retirement in 1980, Mr. Kollar worked at the Department of Commerce where he headed a division involved in the planning of water resources and the export of consulting engineering services. In that capacity he was a consultant to the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization. He undertook several missions to Latin America, Europe, the Far East and Africa, and he served on the President’s Committee on National Water Policy, the President’s Task Force on Pollution Abatement and on the Water Resources Council.
A resident of Silver Spring, Mr. Kollar was born in New York City, and graduated from the City College of New York. He earned a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University. From 1948 until 1959 he worked in U.S. foreign assistance programs in Mexico, Ecuador and Venezuela where he helped design and build rural water supply systems.
He had won silver and bronze medals for meritorious federal service and had written several articles for professional journals. He was a diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Waterworks Association, according to his Obituary on The Washington Post.
Her paternal grandparents, Paul and Anna Kollár, were emigrants from Hungary.
Colleen Kollar-Kotelly Political Party
U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly was appointed by former president Bill Clinton, a member of the Democratic Party.
Colleen Kollar-Kotelly Salary
As a Judge of the U.S. District Court, Colleen Kollar-Kotelly has an annual salary of $232,600. She is also a member of the Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure. The members of the commission do not receive a salary.