Megan G. Demshki was born and raised in Riverside, California. After graduating from Riverside Poly High School, Megan attended Chapman University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Peace Studies, in addition to completing the interdisciplinary University Honors Program.free consultation
Megan received departmental honors in both Political Science and Peace Studies. Megan served as Chapman University’s Student Body President from 2012-2013. As Chapman University Student Body President, Megan worked to strengthen United States and Russia relations as a Kremlin Fellow through the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission and lobbied for college student interests at the local, state and national level through groups like the National Campus Leadership Council and the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee.
Upon graduation from Chapman University, Megan received the Gloria and Julian Peterson Award, awarded to one graduating senior for his or her outstanding and distinguished leadership in enriching university life. In addition to the Peterson Award, Megan received the 2012 Woman of Strength, Courage and Action Award and the 2012 Political Science Citizen-Scholar Award, given to the graduating Political Science major who most effectively combines high grade point average with civic or political engagement.
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Megan went on to obtain her Juris Doctorate from Chapman University Fowler School of Law where she received CALI Excellence for the Future awards for the highest grades in the Alona Cortese Elder Law Clinic, Legal Analysis Workshop and Business Planning. Megan enjoyed helping low income seniors throughout Orange County in the Alona Cortese Elder Law Clinic. In Summer 2013, Megan began working at Aitken Aitken Cohn as the law clerk. After passing the California Bar Exam in 2015, Megan was promoted to associate at Aitken Aitken Cohn. In 2022, Megan was promoted to Partner at Aitken Aitken Cohn.
Megan is an active and engaged member of the Inland Empire community where she currently serves as Treasurer of the Riverside County Bar Association and Vice President of the Raincross Group. Megan is a Past-President of the Riverside County Bar Association Barristers, the Pick Group of Young Professionals and the Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire. She is also a Past- Chair of the Janet Goeske Foundation, among other community and philanthropic involvement.
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Megan has been involved in a number of seven and eight figure settlements, arbitrations, and verdicts in trial. In December 2018, Megan tried a medical malpractice matter alongside Partner Richard Cohn, securing a seven-figure verdict for the clients.
As co-lead counsel, with Chris Aitken, Megan obtained an $11 million settlement with the California Republican Party on behalf of a Riverside Man paralyzed after a freeway collision. That result earned her the 2022 CAOIE Streetfighter of the Year Award and a CAOC 2021 Finalist for Consumer Attorney of the Year.
The Riverside native helped secure a $38.5 million settlement with partner Chris Aitken for construction workers injured when part of a bridge under construction in Corona collapsed on the 91 freeway. Along with partner Richard Cohn, Megan achieved a $12 million settlement with Riverside County to compensate a wife and mother with breast cancer who suffered severe brain damage after doctors negligently put an intubation tube into her esophagus instead of her trachea.
Megan was also involved and named in a rare and remarkable decision, in which the California Court of Appeal Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, reversed the trial court’s granting of Defendant’s summary judgment motion in the matter of Sumrall v. Modern Alloys. The defendant company argued that their employee driver was not acting within the course and scope of his employment under the “going and coming” rule. Plaintiffs argued that the company was liable under the “business errand” exception. The Court of Appeal unanimously sided with the Plaintiffs where they reasoned, “Because we can draw two reasonable inferences from these undisputed facts, we cannot affirm the trial court’s grant of summary judgment.” After returning to the trial court, Megan was involved in the dramatic $9 million settlement.
“Megan Demshki was great, helpful, and very informative. She provided a sense of comfort in an uncomfortable arena. Aitken Aitken Cohn possessed professionalism and approachability. There was always an open line of communication which gave us a peace of mind. Our satisfaction level is extremely high and I would have no hesitation in referring Aitken Aitken Cohn to friends and family.”
– Greg Smith
“Megan was competent, understanding, empathetic, and informative. Aitken Aitken Cohn believed in our very difficult case and kept us in the loop and informed every step of the way. We already have and will continue to refer people.”
– Richard & Christel Gibbins
“Megan was very professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. Aitken Aitken Cohn has an excellent reputation in which It upheld.”
– Geraldine & Ronald Gale
“Aitken Aitken Cohn was very professional. Megan Demshki was very friendly and helpful. She worked very hard to settle my case with the best possible outcome.”
– Mary Jo Ortega
“Megan had great communication with timely responses to all matters regarding my case. Aitken Aitken Cohn is very fair and competitive. The large amount of staff was helpful and personable.”
– Earl Kluth
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