Loyola Marymount University School of Law, Los Angeles, JD
University of Southern California, BA
State Bar of California
U.S.D.C. Central District of California
9th Circuit, Court of Appeals
Margaret is a Founding and Managing Partner of Daehnke Stevens LLP and works in the Los Angeles and San Francisco offices. She has a general civil litigation background in California state and federal trial courts, courts of appeal and arbitration with a wide range of practice areas. She is currently focusing on wage and hour and consumer class actions, product liability, employment, business litigation, and design defect. Most recently she served as co-counsel on a helicopter crash wrongful death case and secured a multi-million dollar settlement for the victim’s family.
In law school, she was recognized for her outstanding advocacy, receiving awards in evidence and appellate law, culminating in the American College of Trial Lawyers’ highest honor: National Oral Advocate. More recently, she has been recognized for several years running as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, and has been lead appellate counsel on cases ranging from employment discrimination to product liability.
Margaret was installed as the President of the Los Angeles County Bar Association in June 2016, having served as a Trustee, President of the Barristers (new and young lawyers), Finance Committee Chair, and as a member of the Judicial Evaluation Committee for nominees appointed by the Governor of California. She also volunteers as a judge for the National Trial Competition co-sponsored by Loyola Law School and Greene Broillet & Wheeler LLP, and plays clarinet with the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic.
Before attending law school, Margaret enjoyed a successful career in public relations and advertising, representing a broad range of clients from nationwide department stores and film studios to hospitals and airports.