Cozen O’Connor: Peitzke, Megan R.

Megan R. Peitzke

Member

Los Angeles

(213) 892-7907

(213) 402-3691

Megan R. Peitzke, a member in the Los Angeles office, joined Cozen O’Connor in March 2010. Megan focuses her practice in Subrogation & Recovery.

Megan graduated from University of Southern California with B.A. degrees in political science and philosophy in 1999.  She obtained her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2003, where she served as lead articles editor for Pepperdine Law Review, in which her article, "The Fate of 'Unremovable' Aliens Before and After September 11, 2001: The Supreme Court's Presumptive Six-Month Limit to Post-Removal Period Detention (Zadvydas v. Davis, 533 U.S. 678, 2001),", was published (30 Pepperdine Law Review 769-814, 2003). 

Megan also serves on the Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers Board of Governors and was elected to serve as secretary for the 2012-2013 term. 

Experience

News

Los Angeles and Santa Monica Attorneys Participates in Adoption Day

November 19, 2018

Los Angeles and Santa Monica offices finalized pro bono adoptions for six families.

Megan Peitzke to Receive The Lawrence J. Blake Award from the Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers

July 30, 2014

Megan Peitzke, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Subrogation Department, will be receiving The Lawrence J. Blake Award from the Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA) Barristers. Megan served as Secretary of the BHBA Barristers Board of Governors from 2011 to 2013 and has served as a Barristers Board member since 2007. She was recently elected to the BHBA Board of Governors for a two-year term.

Publications

California: Contractual Statute of Limitation Periods May Be Permissible Between Sophisticated Parties [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

September 24, 2013

The California Court of Appeals recently provided clarity as to whether parties are entitled to contractually agree to a shorter statute of repose period. In Brisbane v. Webcor, Plaintiff and Appellant Brisbane Lodging, L.P. recently appealed summary judgment granted in favor of Defendant Webcor...

Potential Liability Arising from the Absence of Fire Sprinklers in Commercial and Residential Structures [Subrogation and Recovery Alert]

March 11, 2013

It may be surprising to learn that currently there is no federal law requiring the installation of fire sprinklers in residential structures. Despite most states and municipalities requiring fire sprinkler systems in commercial structures, few states or municipalities have tried to implement this requirement in residential structures. In 2011, U.S. fire departments responded to 370,000 home structure fires causing $6.9 billion in direct damage. According to the 2009 American Housing Survey, 4.6 percent of occupied homes (including multi-unit) had sprinklers, up from 3.9 percent in 2007.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2014 Southern California Subrogation Seminar

August 20, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA

Industry Sectors

Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • University of Southern California, B.A., 1999
  • California
  • U.S. District Court -- Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of California
  • State Bar of California