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Judith S. Islas

Partner
Judith S. Islas
Judith S. Islas, Partner

Judith has represented public and private employers in all aspects of labor and employment law for more than twenty years.  Judith also has a full education law practice, and has worked with well over fifty private K-12 schools throughout the state, as well as private and public colleges and universities. On a daily basis, Judith works with and advises Heads of School, Chief Financial Officers, Human Resources Directors, and other top level administrators, on a variety of employment and education issues. Judith also regularly advises Governing Boards on a multitude of policy, strategic, governance, and other issues.

Stephanie J. Lowe

Associate
Stephanie J. Lowe
Stephanie J. Lowe, Associate

Stephanie provides representation and legal counsel to public entities and educational institutions in matters pertaining to employment law, labor law, and education.  Stephanie's practice includes advising clients on employment policies and providing litigation and arbitration support in a multitude of employment-related matters, including hiring, discipline, discrimination, disability, harassment, and retaliation.  Stephanie has extensive experience advising employers throughout the state on the Affordable Care Act, California's Paid Sick Leave law, California's Kin Care Leave, Family and Medical Leave Act, and California Family Rights Act.

Mark Meyerhoff

Partner
Mark Meyerhoff
Mark Meyerhoff, Partner

Mark is an experienced trial attorney and has obtained defense verdicts and won summary judgment motions  in numerous lawsuits involving discrimination, harassment First Amendment, whisteblower retaliation and the FLSA.  Mark also regularly represents the firm's clients in arbitrations and hearings and has handled dozens of arbitrations involving employee discipline, with a strong record of successfully defending our clients in disciplinary appeals. He represents a broad array of public entities in all types of civil litigation, administrative proceedings and arbitrations and  regularly advises and represents clients in all aspects of employment and traditional labor relations matters.

Frances Rogers

Partner
Frances Rogers
Frances Rogers, Partner

Frances Rogers provides representation and legal counsel to public agency clients in all matters pertaining to labor, employment and municipal governance. In addition to extensive litigation, arbitration, and administrative hearing experience, Frances is also experienced and knowledgeable on matters including, harassment and discrimination, employee misconduct/discipline, leaves, performance management, workplace safety, wage and hour, the Public Records Act, Ralph M. Brown Act and ethics in public service. Frances is also an experienced administrative investigator on matters of employee misconduct.  Frances advises and represents law enforcement and fire agencies on employee discipline, internal affairs investigations, disability, the Peace Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act and the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act.

Stefanie K. Vaudreuil

Senior Counsel
Stefanie K. Vaudreuil
Stefanie K. Vaudreuil, Senior Counsel

Stefanie Vaudreuil has spent her legal career providing counsel and advice to and litigating on behalf of public agencies, including fire departments/districts, law enforcement, cities, counties, special districts, school districts, charter schools, community colleges, and county offices of education.  Stefanie also is experienced in advising and representing independent schools. Stefanie, the daughter of a retired fire marshal, has a special interest in working with fire departments and districts.  She understands and appreciates the unique culture that is the fire service.

Awards & Involvement
Feb 6, 2017 Press Release

Six LCW Attorneys Selected to the list of 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers

Six LCW Attorneys got selected to the list of  2017 Southern California Super Lawyers.

Oct 3, 2016 Press Release

LCW is Proud to Announce New Partners - Judith Islas and Oliver Yee

We are pleased to announce that Judith Islas and Oliver Yee have been named Partners effective October 1, 2016.

Jul 20, 2016 Press Release

Four LCW Partners Have Been Named "Top 75 Labor & Employment Lawyers" by the Daily Journal.

July 20, 2016 - We are proud to announce that four LCW Partners have been named California's "Top 75 Labor & Employment Lawyers," by the Daily Journal. Peter Brown, Morin I. Jacob, Laura Kalty, and Brian Walter have been honored by this prestigious recogniti

Jul 8, 2016 Press Release

Seven LCW Attorneys Selected to the 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

July 8, 2016 - Seven LCW attorneys were selected to the 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Jun 13, 2016 Press Release

James E. Oldendorph Jr. Selected to the 2016 Southern California Rising Stars

June 13, 2016 – We are proud to announce that James E. Oldendorph Jr. has been selected to the 2016 Southern California Rising Stars list, published bySuper Lawyers. This is his second consecutive selection in the area of Labor and Employment law. Each year, no more th

May 16, 2016 Press Release

LCW is Named A Top 15 Law Firm for Minority Attorneys

On May 15, 2016, Law360 published their second annual The Top 100 Firms For Minority Attorneys list that surveyed law firms across the United States. We are proud to announce that Liebert Cassidy Whitmore was listed in the #15 spot of this ranking. 

Apr 18, 2016 Press Release

LCW is Named A Top 5 Best Law Firm for Female Attorneys

On April 17, 2016, Law360 published their second annual 100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys and The Best Law Firms For Female Partners lists that surveyed law firms across the United States. We are proud to announce that Liebert Cassidy Whitmore was ranked in the

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