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Overview

Megan represents corporate clients in business disputes and employment litigation, including discrimination claims and restrictive covenant litigation in jurisdictions across the nation.

In these cases, she has successfully protected the interests of a national provider of marketing solutions, a global staffing company with over 300,000 employees, and a multibillion-dollar manufacturer of nutrition supplements, to name just a few. 

Megan is experienced defending high-dollar personal injury claims and has also defended and prosecuted mechanics’ lien and bond claims for owners, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in various courts.

Megan assists with leading the firm’s eDiscovery Solutions team, providing discovery management and consultation, document review and analysis, as well as education and training for firm clients. An experienced litigator, Megan brings knowledge and training in the legal and technical aspects of eDiscovery to bear on client matters. Megan steers the logistics of discovery in her clients’ cases from start to finish, with specific focus on efficiency and defensibility. She skillfully provides strategic consultation targeted to lower cost and increase effectiveness. She has managed document review teams in large scale cases where the need for efficiency and accuracy is paramount.

Megan works with clients to create the most advantageous document review model for each case or matter—cost-effective and efficient without compromising legal strategy.


Industries

Services

Recognition

  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, Rising Star, 2010, 2014-2017

Education

  • J.D., University of Kansas School of Law
      • Journal of Law & Public Policy
  • B.A., Fort Hays State University
    • cum laude
    • Political Science

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Georgetown Law eDiscovery Training Institute
  • Association for Women Lawyers of Kansas City
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
Experience
  • Using targeted and focused discovery efforts, obtained voluntary dismissal of a million-dollar personal injury claim in federal court.
  • Achieved summary judgment, resulting in pretrial dismissal of claims in a number of federal cases, notably a race discrimination case on behalf of a national transportation company; an age discrimination case on behalf of a national nonprime residential mortgage company; and a product liability claim on behalf of an international leader in agricultural processing.
  • Protected favorable judgments on appeal in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit and Eleventh Circuit.
  • Prosecuted and defended various construction disputes on behalf of a regional contractor resulting in favorable settlement, eliminating undue and costly litigation.
  • Defended and negotiated favorable settlements in personal injury lawsuits on behalf of the world’s largest retail mall owner, a national franchisee of retail automotive service providers, and a multistate retail grocer.
  • Through aggressive pretrial discovery efforts, obtained voluntary dismissal of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed in federal court for breach of contract on behalf of one the largest providers of targeted advertising, media and marketing services in the nation.
Community Leadership
  • The Hope House, Jewish Vocational Services
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