Mr. McGinley-Stempel is a senior associate in the firm’s Government and Litigation Practice Groups. He has experience advising on and litigating constitutional and statutory issues involving education law, employment law, public pensions and vested rights, voter initiatives, land use, public records, class actions, free speech, preemption, professional responsibility, and religious discrimination before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the California Supreme Court, the California Court of Appeal, CalPERS, and the Public Employment Relations Board.
Before joining Renne Public Law Group, Mr. McGinley-Stempel was an associate at Gibson Dunn for two years, focusing primarily on cases involving education law, employment law, the Anti-Terrorism Act, and class actions.
Mr. McGinley-Stempel draws further perspective and experience from his time as a law clerk, when he served Associate Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar of the California Supreme Court; Judge Scott M. Matheson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; and Judge Lee H. Rosenthal of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. During his clerkship with Judge Rosenthal, Mr. McGinley-Stempel also worked on cases in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits.
During law school, Mr. McGinley-Stempel served as a student attorney in the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, where he participated in the certiorari and merits briefing for Salinas v. Texas, 133 S. Ct. 2174 (2013). He also served as teaching assistant to Dean Larry Kramer’s Constitutional Law course, research assistant to Professor Barton H. Thompson on issues involving property law and land use, and associate editor for the Stanford Law and Policy Review. Mr. McGinley-Stempel received his bachelor’s from Vassar College and his Juris Doctor from the Stanford School of Law.