May 24, 2022

Volume XII, Number 144


Arcelia N. Magaña

Arcelia N. Magaña is an Associate in the San Diego, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing and counseling employers in workplace law matters. She advises clients on ongoing labor and employment policy developments and prepares clients for compliance efforts. 

Ms. Magaña’s legal career has focused almost exclusively in labor and employment law. She has extensive experience in representing and advising clients in various labor and employment issues, including those within wage and hour, DFEH, and PAGA. 

Ms. Magaña dedicates much of her free time to advancing Latinos academically and professionally through her various organizational memberships. Ms. Magaña enjoys salsa dancing, running, reading, and spending time with her nieces and nephews. 

Honors and Recognitions

  • Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc., Outstanding Service Award (2015)
  • Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Service (2015, 2016)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member
  • San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, Board Member

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • California Western Community Law Project, Volunteer Attorney
  • City of Escondido – Personnel Board of Review, Former Board Member
  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program, Volunteer Attorney
  • UC Berkeley Chicanx/Latinx Alumni Association of San Diego, Co-Chair
  • UC Berkeley Chicanx/Latinx Alumni Association (National), Board Member

Articles in the National Law Review database by Arcelia N. Magaña