Megan Atkinson

Megan Atkinson Associate

Megan Atkinson is an Associate in the Los Angeles office of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, where she provides advice and counsel regarding a variety of employment law matters.  She focuses her practice on public safety employment issues, including the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act and the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act.  She regularly assists clients throughout the disciplinary process, from the initiation of an investigation through termination.

Megan also represents public entities in labor and employment litigation.  She regularly defends against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour violations.  She litigates in both state and federal court and has experience from pre-litigation through trial.  In 2018, she served as second chair in a nine-week jury trial.  Megan was selected as a 2019 and 2020 Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers.

Prior to joining LCW, Megan’s practice encompassed general business, real estate and personal injury litigation, in addition to employment law.  She represented both plaintiffs and defendants, ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies.

Megan graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at Santa Cruz.  Megan obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School, where she successfully competed for a position in the Hobbs Trial Advocacy Program, was a member of the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society, and served as a Note and Comment Editor for Loyola’s International & Comparative Law Review.


Megan has been honored as a Best Lawyers’ Ones to Watch in 2021 in the area of Labor and Employment Law - Management.  She has also been named a Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2019 and 2020.


  • JD, Loyola School of Law, Los Angeles

  • BA, University of California, Santa Cruz

Aug 20, 2020 Press Release

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers’ Inaugural 2021 “Ones to Watch” List

LOS ANGELESLiebert Cassidy Whitmore (“LCW”) is pleased to announce three Los Angeles associates have been named to Best Lawyers’ inaugural “Ones to Watch” list. Megan Atkinson was selected for Labor and Employment Law – Management, and Ronnie Arenas and Alysha Stein-Manes were selected for Litigation – Labor and Employment. 

Apr 1, 2019

Minimum Wage Applies to Charter Cities And All Counties

Peter Brown and Megan Atkinson authored an article for the Daily Journal.


  • JD, Loyola School of Law, Los Angeles

  • BA, University of California, Santa Cruz

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