Meghan B. Clark
From the time she was admitted to the bar in 1998, Ms. Clark has handled appeals, writs and civil litigation matters. Her practice now focuses primarily on employment law and appellate work.
Meghan provides day-to-day advice to employers on every employment question possible, including handling terminations, development of employment policies and counseling employees. She regularly conducts trainings for employers and also counsels and advises employers on:
- Employee discipline
- Leaves of absences
- Layoffs and reductions in force
- Exempt/non-exempt classification
- Wage and hour issues
- Workplace investigations
- Independent contractors
- Retaliation claims
- Harassment claims
- Age discrimination claims
- Disability discrimination claims
She has successfully defended employers in lawsuits involving harassment and discrimination, disability, leaves of absence and wage and hour issues. She has also represented employers in disputes involving an employee’s improper use of an employer’s intellectual property, including customer lists and commercially sensitive information.
Meghan has handled more than forty writs and appeals, with several published cases. She frequently works with trial counsel when they are still in the trenches to build the best record for an appeal, handles heavy law and motion work including summary judgment, pre-trial motions and post-trial work including statements of decision. When issues cannot be resolved at the trial level, Meghan advocates for her clients in all appellate courts whether on a writ or appeal.
Meghan also uses her experience as a life-long horsewoman to handle a variety of general counsel matters for clients with equine issues including ranch owners, horse owners and horse trainers.
Meghan was selected as one of Super Lawyers' "Rising Stars" in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
In 2006, she received the Pacific Coast Business Times' "Top 40 under 40" award.
In 2013, she was one of six women selected by the Pacific Coast Business Times in the Professional Services category for the Top 50 Women in Business award. In 2014, she was honored as the "Editor’s Choice" in the Professional Services category.
Pacific Coast Business Times also named Meghan in 2015 to its Who's Who in Professional Services list.
A Ventura County native, Ms. Clark graduated with honors in Law and Society from the University of California, Santa Barbara, earning her bachelor’s degree in only three years. She was accepted to law school at age 20 and received her law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington, where she was an associate editor of the Gonzaga Law Review, received an award for appellate advocacy and graduated with honors.
Meghan is a member of the Board of Counselors for California Lutheran University and is the Vice Chair of the East Ventura County Employer’s Advisory Council.
Meghan has twice served as a board member of the Ventura County Bar Association, the California Young Lawyers Association, past president of the Ventura County Barristers' Association and past coach for the Thousand Oaks High School Mock Trial Team.
Meghan is a frequent speaker and often presents seminars to various associations on employment matters.