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Meghan Covert Russell


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Ms. Covert Russell is an associate attorney in the firm's Northern California office. She represents school districts and county offices of education on a variety of matters, including facilities and finance, student issues and district governance.


Ms. Covert Russell provides general education support and legal guidance to clients on a variety of matters in the following areas:

  • Real property and facilities issues, including school finance and construction, leases and public contract negotiations, and charter school Proposition 39 facilities
  • Special education
  • Student issues, including discipline and First Amendment rights
  • Employee discipline and termination
  • General governance issues, including the Brown Act, conflicts of interest and Public Records Act
  • School district reorganization


  • State Bar of California


  • Member, California Council of School Attorneys
  • Member, Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member, California State Bar Association
  • Mentor, McClatchy High School's Law & Public Policy Academy (L&PPA) (2012-present)
  • Sacramento Business Journal, Best of the Bar, 2015
  • Co-Vice-Chair of Newsletter, Women Lawyers of Sacramento (Vice-Chair of Newsletter 2014/2015; Co-Chair of Grants and Awards 2013/2014; Vice-Chair of Grants and Awards 2012/2013; Vice Chair of Programs 2011/2012)
  • Member, Advisory Committee, McClatchy High School's L&PPA (2013-2014)
  • Former Affiliate Governor, California Women Lawyers (2013-2014)
  • Publications
    • Author, “Public Employee Privacy Rights: When is an Employee's Workplace his Castle,” SCBA Labor & Employment Law Section Newsletter, Vol. 19, Issue 1, October 2012
    • Author, “Title IX: Winning the Gold in 2012,” SSDA Newsletter, September-October 2012
  • Speaking Engagements regarding facilities; student issues, including bullying and constitutional rights; charter schools; Title IX; and document retention
    • California School Boards Association (CSBA)
    • California Council of School Attorneys (CCSA)
    • California Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH)
    • UC Davis School of Education


  • Juris Doctor, University of California, Hastings College of Law, 2010
    • Recipient, Outstanding Award in Pro Bono
    • Senior Articles Editor, Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal
    • Member, National Moot Court Team, Regional Winner and Regional Best Brief
    • Member, Whittier Juvenile Law Moot Court Team, National Semi-finalist
    • Member, Moot Court Board
    • Teaching Assistant, Appellate Advocacy, Moot Court and Legal Writing/Research classes
  • Bachelor of Science, Human Development, University of California Davis, 2006
    • Graduated with High Honors
  • Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology Major, Psychology Minor, University of California, Davis, 2006
    • Education Abroad Program, Leiden University, Netherlands
    • University of California, Washington D.C. Center

Full Service. Statewide.

Parker and Covert LLP, through its Northern and Southern California offices, provides comprehensive legal representation to school districts, community colleges, and other educational clients in communities throughout the state of California.