Mhairi Whitton Ransom is an associate in the Litigation group of Allen Matkins, where she primarily practices general business litigation. She has experience representing a variety of clients, including real estate developers, general contractors and commercial landlords in disputes ranging from complex construction defect matters to breach of contract and breach of lease claims.
In addition to practicing general business litigation, Ransom is also a member of the Labor & Employment group, where her work focuses on employment litigation, including claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Ransom is a member of the State Bar of California and is active in the Lawyer's Club of San Diego, and the J. Clifford Wallace Chapter of the American Inns of Court. She participates in the Building Industry Association's Y-Gen program, and is a member of NAIOP's Developing Leader's group.
Ransom received a B.A. in biological anthropology and a B.A. in political science from the University of California, San Diego in 2005. While at UCSD, she served as a teaching assistant for an introductory course on human evolution, and was on the board of the UCSD Chapter of the Flying Samaritans, an organization dedicated to providing free health care to underserved communities in Mexico.
She received her J.D. from the University of Southern California in 2008. While in law school, Ransom was a staff writer and senior editor of the University of Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, and her note entitled "Drugs and Money: The Impact of Industry ‘Donated’ Money on Public Research and the Need for Stricter Conflict of Interest Standards," was published in 2008 (17 S. Cal. Interdisc. L.J. 569). While in law school, Ransom clerked for the Los Angeles Office of the Public Defender, served as a research assistant to professor Christopher Stone, and worked part-time for Allen Matkins' Century City office.