Overview

Ms. Collart has experience in a variety of criminal and civil matters and practices in federal and state court. In her criminal practice, she has prepared legal briefs for trial and appellate matters, arguing intricate matters of criminal procedure and substantive legal issues, from post-conviction DNA testing to sentencing modifications. Ms. Collart's civil work includes defending qui tam actions under the New Jersey and Federal False Claims Acts and litigating complex issues under the Federal Alien Tort Statute. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Collart clerked for the Honorable Katharine S. Hayden, U.S.D.J., and to the Honorable Anne M. Patterson, Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Ms. Collart also maintains an active pro bono practice. She successfully argued an appeal from the trial court's denial of a client's petition for expungement, resulting in a published opinion from the New Jersey Appellate Division, and ultimately an expungement of her client's records. She has also appeared in family court on behalf of victims of domestic violence to pursue child support and custody issues. Outside of her legal service, she is a board member for CASA of Union County, an organization that advocates on behalf of children in foster care.

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude)
    • Associate Editor, Seton Hall Law Review, 2012-2014
    • Editor, Health Law Outlook, 2011-2012
  • Marquette University (B.A., cum laude)
  • Albert Ludwigs Universitaet (Credits Towards B.A.)

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Judicial clerk to the Honorable Katherine S. Hayden, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, 2015-2016

The Honorable Anne M. Patterson, Supreme Court of New Jersey, Morristown, NJ
Judicial clerk, 2014-2015
Judicial intern, 2013

Legal Employment

Pashman Stein, P.C.
Law clerk, 2014

Inglesino, Pearlman, Wyciskala & Taylor, LLC
Law clerk, 2011-2014

Professional Admissions

  • State of New Jersey
  • State of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Civic / Charitable Activities

CASA of Union County
Board Member
Court Appointed Special Advocate, 2008-2010

Wynona's House
Intern, 2011-2012

Publications & Features

  • Benefit Corporations: A Corporate Structure to Align Corporate Personhood with Societal Responsibility
    44 Seton Hall L. Rev. 1160
    October 2014
  • Health Care Reform’s Forgotten Youth: The Need to Expand Health Coverage for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
    4 Seton Hall University of Law Health Law Outlook 3
    Anne M. Collart, Maansi Raswant, Katherine Matos
    2010