Megan Lazar is an Associate at Carpenter, Zuckerman and Rowley. She was born and raised in Los Angeles. Megan obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University, where she majored in Sociology and minored in Business Administration. After college, Megan worked for two years as a paralegal for an immigration attorney in the San Fernando Valley. This experience showed her how the practice of law can be used to help those who have been persecuted and oppressed overcome otherwise insurmountable barriers, which ultimately motivated Megan to go to law school and become an advocate for social justice.
She earned her J.D. from Southwestern Law School’s accelerated two year law program. During her law school career, Megan externed with the Office of the Attorney General, Civil Rights Enforcement Section, where she researched investigations of police officer misconduct and prepared legal memorandum to identify civil rights violations associated with police officer use of force. This work addressed how police departments state-wide should implement reform and proposed guidelines for the attorney general to utilize in future legislation.
Megan began her legal career on the defense side, an experience which ultimately made her realize her efforts would best be served advocating on behalf of those who have been injured. Megan has also volunteered for Public Counsel’s Homelessness Prevention Law Project, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Immigration Project.