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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, 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

Associate
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

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
Oct 2, 2018 Press Release
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

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

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

Oct 1, 2017 Press Release

LCW is Proud to Announce New Partners - Adrianna Guzman and Che Johnson

Los Angeles, CA - Liebert Cassidy Whitmore (LCW) is pleased to announce that Adrianna Guzman and Che Johnson have been named Partners effective October 1, 2017.

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

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.

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.

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

Jul 8, 2016 Press Release

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

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

We are proud to announce that James E. Oldendorph Jr. has been selected to the 2016 Southern California Rising Stars list, published by Super Lawyers

May 16, 2016 Press Release

LCW is Named A Top 15 Law Firm for Minority Attorneys

Law360 published its second annual The Top 100 Firms For Minority Attorneys list that surveyed law firms across the United States. We are proud to announce that LCW was listed in the #15 spot in this ranking. 

Apr 18, 2016 Press Release

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

Law360 published its second annual 100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys and The Best Law Firms For Female Partners. We are proud to announce that Liebert Cassidy Whitmore was ranked in the #4 spot in both of these categories.

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