Meagan E. Garland, Esq.

Meagan E. Garland is the founder of Garland Law, APLC, a minority-and-woman-owned business in San Diego, California. Ms. Garland is an accomplished lawyer and advocate. She has been recognized as one of San Diego’s “Best Attorneys,” a Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2015 – 2016, one of nineteen “Women Who Impact San Diego,” and one of the “National Black Lawyers – Top 100.”

Ms. Garland has represented a host of clients of varying sizes and industries with respect to their business disputes (contract and business torts) as well as employment matters — both litigation and transactional. A member of the Association of Workplace Investigations, Ms. Garland conducts workplace investigations, which can include witness interviews, credibility assessments and a written report of findings and proposed remedial measures. Additionally, Ms. Garland represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service, and has successfully resolved more than seventy offshore voluntary disclosure matters on behalf of her clients. Ms. Garland’s years of experience, practical approach and cultural sensitivity has made her an invaluable resource and business partner to her clients.

Ms. Garland graduated summa cum laude and phi beta kappa from Spelman College and earned her Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School, where she was awarded the prestigious Law School Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Promise of Professional Achievement, one of only two such awards given to the graduating class. Ms. Garland served as Articles and Notes Editor of the Environmental Affairs Law Review, and Oralist on the Jessup International Moot Court team where she ranked among the top 10 oralists in the division. Additionally, Ms. Garland served as a United Nations Intern in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands at the time of the Slobodan Milosevic trial.

Ms. Garland is licensed in California and New York and practiced for several years at the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie, LLP in both its New York and former San Diego offices. Prior to establishing Garland Law, APLC, Ms. Garland practiced at Brown Law Group and was a shareholder at Cara & Garland, APLC.


  • California Bar Association, Business Law & Labor & Employment Law sections
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • The Honorable Louis M. Welsh Inn of Court
  • The Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated

Ms. Garland enjoys spending time with her husband Voltaire, and their son Jude. She is a licensed minister, active participant in her church, Total Deliverance Worship Center, and 2015 recipient of a Master’s Degree in Theology.

“Meagan is an incredibly proficient and compassionate attorney. I have benefited from her legal knowledge, and am confident in her work.”
Johnny S., San Diego, California
“The legal framework of hiring and retaining domestic employees can, at times, be quite confusing and difficult to navigate. We found that out first hand in dealing with NY State’s Worker’s Compensation Board. After receiving a notice of a rather large penalty, Meagan was our first call and we could not be more thankful to have her as a resource. She calmly explained to us the situation we were in and how to navigate it. With her guidance and input we were able to resolve our claim with a favorable outcome. She responded to our first call expeditiously and throughout the process was extremely responsive to our myriad of questions and concerns. I wholeheartedly recommend Ms Garland for her extreme competence, diligence and responsiveness.”
Tiffany K., New York, New York