Magaly Zagal joins Wilke Fleury with a background in politics and agribusiness. Magaly began her path into politics and policy at former Assemblymember Alejo’s district and capitol offices. Those experiences helped shape her decision to apply legislative and regulatory strategies to achieve solutions with the potential to impact millions of Californians.
Magaly attended UC Berkeley on a full ride scholarship through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where she majored in Political Science. Thereafter, she attended UC Davis School of Law and developed her policy interest further by helping draft a house resolution and providing testimony at the Assembly Education Committee. While working toward her law degree at UC Davis, Magaly was the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy where she published legislative and case law analyses. Her experience also includes a clerkship for a Monterey County law firm where she acquired knowledge in diverse practice areas including arbitration, commercial litigation, agribusiness, and land use.
Magaly enjoys learning and finding original, practical solutions tailored to each client’s needs. Her current practice area includes finding legislative and/or regulatory solutions for health care, employment, and biotech clients.
Professional Involvement and Memberships
Sacramento Bar Association
UC Berkeley Alumni Monterey County Chapter, Member
Presentations and Publications
Honors and Awards
Dean’s Merit Scholar, UC Davis School of Law
Assembly House Resolution
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Gates Millennium Scholar
Civic and Community Involvement
Community Action Partnership, Member
Girls Inc. of the Central Coast, Affiliate
Born and raised in Salinas, CA (Monterey County), Magaly now lives in Sacramento with her significant other. Away from the practice of law, Magaly enjoys traveling, hiking and trying out local coffee shops. She often travels to Monterey County to mentor youth and provide advice on college and law school admissions.