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Sandy C. McNutt

Defending the California Employee

Sandy McNutt is the founder and managing partner of Worker Shield Law. Sandy gained considerable experience advocating on behalf of individuals during her tenure as a Deputy City Attorney. She has a history of protecting the under-represented and vulnerable, having worked for both domestic violence and sexual violence against minors units. As a prosecutor, she conducted several trials to verdict, which allowed her to become well-versed in all stages of litigation. Later, Sandy worked for Mayor Villaraigosa’s office as the West Valley area director, where she spearheaded major events such as the White House Entrepreneurial Program. Working directly with White House staff to join widely recognized businesses at a large forum led by industry leaders. This platform also allowed her to gain a greater understanding of the city’s shortcomings. She discovered that the city didn't provide adequate safeguards for the everyday worker to feel secure in their livelihood. This realization, combined with her previous work in victim advocacy, launched her career in employment law.


Education & Experience

Sandy graduated on the Dean’s List at USC in 2001. She graduated from Pepperdine Law school in 2004 with an additional degree from Pepperdine Law School Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Law. Having graduated in the top 15 percent of her Law school class, she was presented an award from the prestigious Phi Delta Phi legal society. She also participated in First Year Moot Court and the Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judges. In the summers of 2002 and 2003 respectively, she was an extern for U.S. District Court Judge Dickran Tevrizian and served as a Law Clark for the licensing Division of the Attorney General’s office.

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