Megan Stedtfeld is a member of our Public Entity Law practice group. A seasoned public servant, she has dedicated the majority of her legal career to representing public agencies.
Before joining Singleton Schreiber, Ms. Stedtfeld served Calaveras County as Deputy County Counsel, Interim County Counsel, and Appointed County Counsel. She also served as Assistant County Counsel for the county of Yolo. In these capacities, she provided advisory and litigation support to the supervisory boards and their subservient departments, administrators, committees, commissions, and task forces, as well as to other elected and appointed officials.
As the lead in-house counsel in the litigation against Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) related to the 2015 Butte Fire, Ms. Stedtfeld was instrumental in securing a $25.4 million settlement for Calaveras County. She advised both Yolo and Calaveras counties through multiple states of emergency, including the COVID-19 pandemic, and emergency response for housing, localized flooding, and debris flow occurrences. She has experience in land use, planning, public works, building, code compliance, environmental health, integrated waste management, risk management, general issues of water contamination, and Grand Jury representation. Her expertise in local governance includes knowledge of the Brown Act, Political Reform Act, Public Records Act, and other ethics and transparency laws.
Ms. Stedtfeld is passionate about helping people and the communities she represents. Before becoming a deputy county counsel, she honed her advocacy skills representing indigent parents in dependency court.
After earning a B.A. in business administration with a concentration in marketing from California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, Ms. Stedtfeld graduated from Lincoln Law School of Sacramento in 2008. While attending law school, she worked full time at a firm specializing in land use and real estate matters. In 2014, Ms. Stedtfeld received a professional concentration in conflict resolution from the University of California, Davis. She is admitted to practice in California and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.
Ms. Stedtfeld lives in Roseville, California, and enjoys spending time and traveling with her husband, two active kids, and rescue dog. Her interests include swimming, reading, meditating, yoga, and playing golf; she was on the inaugural women’s golf team at Cal Poly in 2000.
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California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, B.A. in Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing, 2003
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento, J.D., 2008
University of California, Davis, Professional Concentration in Conflict Resolution, 2014
- State of California
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of California