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Kevin J. Chicas

Kevin J. Chicas
Kevin J. Chicas, Associate

Kevin Chicas is an experienced Associate in Liebert Cassidy Whitmore's San Diego office where he provides advice and representation to the firm's clients in labor, employment, and litigation matters. As a member of the firm’s Labor Relations practice group, Kevin regularly advises and represents clients in navigating their various meet and confer obligations under the MMBA, EERA, and TEERA.  Kevin also regularly represents agencies before PERB on matters such as unfair practice charges, representation issues, and requests for injunctive relief.  Additionally, as part of Kevin’s continuing practice in bargaining unit representation matters, Kevin served a lead role in advising clients in complying with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME and Senate Bill 866.  Kevin also represents clients at the bargaining table, negotiating matters such as compensation, mandatory access under A.B. 119, employee communication, and other terms and conditions of employment.

Judith S. Islas

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

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. Stephanie has an extensive wage and hour practice and litigates wage and hour disputes. 

Mark Meyerhoff

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, whistleblower 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.

Brett A. Overby

Brett A. Overby
Brett A. Overby, Associate

Brett Overby is an Associate in Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s San Diego office, where she provides assistance to clients in matters pertaining to labor, employment, and education law. Her career background has a strong foundation in the public sector area. Brett has experience in all aspects of litigation services, including: attending strategy meetings, depositions, settlement negotiations, and civil trials. 

Frances Rogers

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.

Stacey H. Sullivan

Stacey H. Sullivan
Stacey H. Sullivan, Associate

Stacey Sullivan, a former Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Department of Justice, has spent her legal career as a litigator.  Stacey has first chaired 25  jury trials in state and federal court.  Stacey received numerous awards as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, including from the Director of  the Federal Bureau of Investigation for her outstanding prosecutive skills and assistance to the FBI and for her success in the prosecution of a major complex criminal case involving military procurement fraud.  She has also been recognized by the NASA Office of Inspector General and the Criminal Division of the I.R. S. for her outstanding service as a prosecutor.  

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
Aug 1, 2019 Press Release

Daniel Cassidy Celebrates Fifty Years of Practicing Law

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore would like to congratulate Daniel C. Cassidy on celebrating fifty years of practicing law.  Dan, a founding partner of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, is among the most experienced and accomplished practitioners in the fields of public sector labor relations, negotiations and
Jul 16, 2019 Press Release

LCW Named a Best Law Firm for Women and Minority Attorneys

On July 11, 2019, Law360 published their annual Best Law Firms for Women and Minority Attorneys list that highlights the top 25 firms outranking their peers on their representation of both women and attorneys of color. Liebert Cassidy Whitmore ranked third out of firms with 50-149 attorneys on staff
Jul 10, 2019 Press Release

Daily Journal Recognizes Morin Jacob, Jesse Maddox and Geoffrey Sheldon as 2019 Top Labor & Employment Lawyers

We are proud to announce that the Daily Journal has named Liebert Cassidy Whitmore partners Morin Jacob, Jesse Maddox and Geoffrey Sheldon as Top Labor & Employment Lawyers for 2019. This annual list recognizes California’s top attorneys who have made significant contributions in labor and
Jun 27, 2019 Press Release

Five Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Attorneys Named Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Los Angeles, CA (June 27, 2019) – Liebert Cassidy Whitmore is pleased to announce that five attorneys have been selected as 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Partners Shelline Bennett and Richard Bolanos were named Northern California Super Lawyers while Associates Abiga
Jun 19, 2019 Press Release

Megan Atkinson Named 2019 Southern California Rising Star

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore is pleased to announce that associate Megan Atkinson has been selected as a “2019 Southern California Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. Megan was selected in the Employment Litigation: Defense category. 
Jun 5, 2019 Press Release

LCW Named a Top Law Firm for Female Attorneys for the Fourth Consecutive Year

For the fourth consecutive year, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore (“LCW”) has made the list of top law firms for female attorneys. This year, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore was ranked in the top three firms with 50-149 attorneys on staff. 
Feb 13, 2019 Press Release

Three LCW Attorneys Honored by the 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore congratulates three attorneys who were selected to the 2019 list of Southern California Super Lawyers. 
Oct 2, 2018 Press Release

LCW Announces Three New Partners: Linda Adler, Jennifer Rosner and Max Sank

LOS ANGELES - Liebert Cassidy Whitmore (LCW) is pleased to announce that Linda Adler, Jennifer Rosner and Max Sank have been named Partner effective October 1, 2018. Adler, based in the San Francisco office and member of the firms Private Education Practice Group, represents coll
Jun 4, 2018 Press Release

LCW Named a Best Law Firm for Female Attorneys

Los Angeles, CA – On May 28, 2018, Law360 published their annual Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys list that surveyed more than 300 law firms across the United States. We are proud to announce Liebert Cassidy Whitmore was ranked in the #3 spot in law firms of comparable size. This is the thi
Mar 1, 2018 Press Release

LCW Victory Named “2017 Top Verdict”

Fresno, CA (February,  2018) – We are excited to announce that LCW’s litigation victory on behalf of the City of Stockton has been named a “Top Verdict” of 2017 by the Daily Journal.  The matter was recognized as one of the most impactful defense verdicts of the yea
Mar 1, 2018 Press Release

Governor Brown Appoints LCW Attorney Erich Shiners to PERB Board

Governor Brown on Tuesday announced the appointment of Erich Shiners to the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB). Erich Shiners is an attorney in the Sacramento office of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore where he serves the firm’s public agency clients including cities, counties and spe
Jul 27, 2017 Press Release

LCW Named a Best Law Firm for Female Attorneys

July 23, 2017 – Liebert Cassidy Whitmore has been named a best law firm for female attorneys again in the Law360 third annual Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys list published today. The list surveyed law firms across the United States and Liebert Cassidy Whitmore was ranked in the #2 sp
May 4, 2017 Press Release

LCW Victory Named “Case of the Month”

LCW litigation victory on behalf of City of Stockton has been named the “Trials Digest’s Case of the Month.”
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.
Jul 20, 2016 Press Release

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

Four LCW Partners have been named California's "Top 75 Labor & Employment Lawyers," by the Daily Journal. 
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