...is a committed and innovative attorney and advocate who has spent the better part of her life fighting for the rights of individuals, communities, and organizations. Megan became an attorney in order to maximize the level of skills she was able to contribute to these efforts, and in her practice of law she has represented her clients and client communities in a complete range of settings: from federal court litigation to spontaneous community meetings.
Megan is widely recognized for her committed, sensitive, and innovative representation of clients and communities; her countless large and small victories for her clients; and her rapid growth as a leader in the Coachella Valley and California. She formed Beaman Law in 2012 in an effort to serve more clients, more effectively, in more communities and contexts.
Prior to founding Beaman Law, Megan practiced for years in a non-profit legal assistance corporation that served rural Californians and particularly farmworkers. In that role, Megan lead statewide and national initiatives to shape policies to protect and improve rural communities. She also engaged in challenging administrative, state, and federal litigation on behalf of her clients, achieving many unexpected and even precedent-setting victories for her clients. Megan also has a long history of volunteerism and community committment in partnership with other non-profits and leaders.
Megan comes from a rural working-class family and learned through life experience about some of the many challenges facing workers, families, and communities who are regularly excluded from the legal system. Her parents and family instilled in her not only the values of education, respect, sensitivity, and hard work; but also the ability to recognize unfairness, and the drive to rectify it.
Jurisdoctorate (J.D.): University of Wisconsin
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.): Grinnell College
Licenses & Admissions to Practice Law:
California Supreme Court
Wisconsin Supreme Court
United States District Court
- Central District of California (9th Circuit)
- Southern Division of California (9th Circuit)
- Eastern Division of California (9th Circuit)
Mexican Consulate (San Bernardino region) Program of Legal Assistance to Mexicans in the Exterior (PALE)
California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
AILA Southern California Chapter
CELA Immigrant Employee Rights Committee
CELA Wage and Hour Committee
CELA Legislative Committee
Building Healthy Communities of the Eastern Coachella Valley
Coachella Valley Immigrant Dignity Coalition