Cassandra Meynard is a litigation associate focusing on commercial, employment, and personal injury litigation at the pre-trial, trial, and appellate level.
As part of her employment practice, Cassandra helps her clients develop employee-related policies and procedures; guides her clients on employment-related issues including civil rights and non-compete agreements; and represents her clients in employment-related and general commercial litigation matters.
Before graduating from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona in 2008, Cassandra received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona where she won the Minnie B. Torrance Award in Fiction. She also has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science and is a former Peace Corps volunteer. Cassandra worked in Third World development in the West African Sahel for ten years before returning to the United States in 2002. She is fluent in French.
Cassandra was selected by Super Lawyers as a 2015 Rising Star in Employment & Labor. Cassandra is a member of the Trial Practice Executive Council of the State Bar of Arizona, and received the Community Champion Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners. Cassandra is active with the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, the National Charity League, and 100+ Women Who Care About Tucson.
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