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Megan A. Shapiro

Megan A. Shapiro practices civil litigation with an emphasis on various business-related disputes, including breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty. In addition to handling various matters for her corporate clients, Megan also practices in the areas of unlawful detainer, employment law, entertainment law, construction defect litigation and criminal defense. Megan represents clients in dozens of commercial and residential construction defect matters. Megan has successfully settled cases for pennies on the dollar where the client’s exposure ranged in the six-figures.

Prior to joining Radoslovich Shapiro, PC Attorneys, Megan’s practice was split between civil litigation and criminal law. As an intern at the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, Megan successfully conducted approximately fifty bench trials and had a success rate of 88%. After graduation, Megan found the intersection of civil litigation and criminal defense in her capacity as a defense attorney representing hundreds of adult and juvenile parolees at parole revocation and extension hearings. In recognition for her outstanding work on behalf of her clients, Megan was approached to participate in a pilot re-entry court program in San Francisco, where she represented all defendants assigned to the court through the conclusion of the pilot program.

Representative Matters

Represented a defendant in a felony child abuse case. Negotiated with the district attorney to drop multiple charges with enhancements after investigating the case and retaining an expert witness.

Represented a defendant charged with multiple felonies and secured dismissal of all charges after successfully highlighting the flaws in the prosecution’s case through cross-examination of a state witness at a preliminary hearing.

Represented a defendant-employer in a wage and hour class action in which she drafted an opposition to a multi-million dollar motion to set-aside settlement agreements as to putative class action adverse to a major casino.

Represented dozens of individual claimants and successfully negotiated to recover fraudulent premiums against one of the nation’s largest insurance companies.

Community Involvement

Megan is currently a member of the Sacramento County Bar Association and the Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association. Megan is also an adjunct professor for the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law’s Administrative Adjudication Clinic.

Education

Megan received her LL.M. in trial advocacy from Temple University in 2010. She graduated from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2009 with an emphasis in criminal law and advocacy. While at McGeorge, Megan co-founded the McGeorge Animal Law Society. Megan earned her Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 2006.