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Overview

Megan coordinates the defense of asbestos claims nationwide in some of the most dangerous jurisdictions for corporate defendants and their insurers.

Megan has more than a decade of experience defending clients with portfolios of cases involving alleged diagnoses of mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and other malignancies or pulmonary impairments across Missouri, Illinois and other states at the forefront of the latest wave of asbestos litigation. Megan specializes in crafting strategies for discovery, depositions and settlement negotiations for manufacturing defendants in the industrial equipment, transportation, HVAC and cosmetic products industries. Megan is particularly well-versed in the intricacies of defending talc litigation such as the variety of available microscopy techniques and the plaintiff’s challenges in establishing causation. Megan’s recent research interests focus on new developments in the scientific and medical literature concerning the known and anticipated carcinogenic potential of a variety of environmental factors and the expert witnesses who can effectively testify about these developments to juries.

Clients value Megan’s ability to build long-standing relationships in the field and the delivery of cost-effective and optimal solutions to complex mass tort litigation, clearing dockets with the firm’s innovative technology and proven approaches.


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Recognition

  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Product Liability, Rising Star, 2015-2018

Education

  • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Political Science

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
Experience
  • Analyzed liability and potential damages for clients and insurers in order to expedite efficient and favorable resolutions prior to trial.
  • Collaborated with national and in-house counsel for high-profile asbestos defendants, offering client-specific defense strategies.
  • Represented wide variety of defendants at fact and expert witness depositions including boiler, pump, valve, automotive parts manufacturers; premises owners; contractors; and suppliers of raw materials.
  • Negotiated with opposing counsel leading to dismissals of numerous client cases, secured tolling agreement resulting in dismissal of 100+ claims and conducted settlement negotiations with opposing counsel leading to favorable resolution.
Outside the Office

Megan looks forward to an annual trip to Napa Valley. She and her fiancé also regularly travel overseas. Recent destinations include Hong Kong, Thailand and London. At home, she enjoys cooking and is a devoted University of Illinois sports fan.