Megan Wheelehan

Deputy County Counsel

Megan Wheelehan joined the Office of the County Counsel in November 2021.  Megan is assigned to the Health and Hospitals Team and provides counsel and advice to the Behavioral Health Services Department.  Prior to joining the Office of the County Counsel, Megan was an attorney at California’s Department of Industrial Relations, in the legal unit of the Office of the Director, where she represented the director in worker’s compensation proceedings and provided advice and counsel to the director.  Megan previously worked as an attorney at the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, where she supervised their team of patients’ rights advocates and provided advocacy services to county mental health consumers.

Megan’s professional expertise includes:

  • Health care law including mental health law and California’s LPS Act
  • Labor and Employment law including worker’s compensation
  • Public benefits


  • Loyola University Chicago, School of Law, J.D., 2014
    • Public Interest Fellow, June-August 2014

Prior Experience

  • Attorney at California Department of Industrial Relations (2020-2021)
  • Supervising Attorney at Law Foundation of Silicon Valley (2014-2020)

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