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Meghan Freed

Divorce and separation Attorney at Hartford, CT

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Meghan

Learn Meghan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    We understand that divorce is not a one-size-fits-all decision. Our team will listen to you and learn about your situation to help create an individualized solution that works for you. We can help you end an unhappy marriage and create a better life.

  2. Family
    20%
    We are sensitive to the emotional turmoil that family law matters can create in our clients’ lives. We approach these matters with calm, experience, and compassion. We can help you safeguard what's most important to you -- your family.

  3. Alimony
    10%
    In Connecticut, alimony is a complex proposition based on a variety of factors including the length of the marriage, causes of the divorce, earning capacity of the spouses, and the existence of prenuptial agreements.

  4. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%
    Prenuptial agreements allows you and your fiancé to determine together what you think is fair should your marriage end. Prenuptial agreements aren’t indicative of a lack of trust; often the associated conversations help lead to a stronger marriage.

  5. Adoption
    5%
    We love adoption cases. There is something very special about helping to bring a family together. If you have questions on adoption or need assistance in the process, please reach out to us.

  6. Mediation
    5%
    Some of our clients decide that mediation is the best path to helping them dissolve their marriage. We are trained in mediation and are able to assist with respect, and professionalism. When you're ready to move forward, we are ready to help.

Meghan practices divorce and family law at Freed Marcroft.  She is committed to alternative dispute resolution, and has supplemented her formal legal education with advanced training in collaborative law and mediation as well as through Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation.  

 

In 2013, Meghan was named a Hartford Business Journal 40 Under Forty winner, and a Connecticut Law Tribune New Leader of the Law. She was included on the New England Super Lawyers® Rising Star list in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 for family law.  In 2014 the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) named her one of 40 Women for the Next 40 Years.  Her law firm was voted “Best Law Firm” by the readers of Hartford Magazine in 2015, 2016, and 2017, and in 2016 received a Family Business Award from the Hartford Business Journal.

 

Meghan is also particularly proud of her practice within the LGBT community.  Her name appears in the Connecticut Supreme Court’s groundbreaking decision on marriage equality, Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health, for which she co-authored an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign.  Meghan has appeared on WNPR’s Colin McEnroe Show speaking about the state of divorce – same sex or otherwise – and WNPR’s Where We Live, discussing the impact of the United States Supreme Court’s decisions in the same sex marriage cases, United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry.  She frequently speaks on the legal issues facing same sex couples, including for the Connecticut Bar Association’s annual Connecticut Legal Conference, the New York Times, and to the employees of various Fortune 500 companies.  She is a founding executive board member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s LGBT Section and currently serves as its Chair.  In 2015 the National LGBT Bar Association named her one of the nation’s Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40.

 

Meghan attended Mount Holyoke College, and received her law degree cum laude from the Western New England College School of Law, where she served as the Managing Editor of the Western New England Law Review, and received the highest distinction conferred by the Law School, the Norman Prance Award.  Earlier in her career, Meghan was associated with the firms of Shipman & Goodwin and Bingham McCutchen, and later served as Counsel to the Hartford Steam Boiler. 

 

Meghan is a proud supporter of the arts in Hartford, and devotes the majority of her pro bono legal work to LGBT and arts organizations.  She serves as a Director of the Hartford Country Bar Association, is Chair of the Board of Corporators of the iQuilt Project, and is a member of the Board of Ambassadors for the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

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Location

Freed Marcroft LLC
419 Main St
Hartford, CT, 06103-3005
Freed Marcroft LLC
325 Highland Avenue
Suite 202
Cheshire, CT, 06410
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Marie | May 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Letter to Meghan Freed after Divorce
Meghan, Thank you so much, you all have been incredible through one of the worst experiences of my life, because of having 2 court cases at the same time. I do not know how I could have made it through getting divorced from this difficult person without all of your knowledge, strength & guidance. Words cannot express how much your kindness meant to me. I of course will be recommending you to everyone I know! Thank you again, Marie
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Posted by Courtney | June 11, 2015
excellent divorce attorney
Going through a divorce can be a very difficult and stressful time in your life. That is why I'm so grateful that Meghan Freed from Freed Marcroft came into my life. Meghan walked me through each part of the process and explained in detail the options I had. She was always there to answer any of my questions in person or via phone, email or text. Meghan fought hard against the opposing attorney and got me the settlement I was looking for. I would recommend Meghan to anybody going through a divorce because she has your back and at the end of the day, she feels like family!
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Posted by Andrea | June 8, 2015
Very pleased
I was referred to Meghan Freed by a friend; I found Meghan, Kristen, and Robin to be extremely supportive, knowledgeable, and thorough, making a difficult time and situation to be less painful. They answered all my questions, and I appreciate their expertise and objectivity.
Posted by Helene | June 8, 2015
Excellent estate planning guidence
My husband and I hired Freed Marcroft to update our wills and healthcare directives, and set up a a supplemental trust for our special needs daughter. Meghan reviewed our current documents, assessed our family's needs, and explained our options in clear, understandable terms. We have the peace of mind that comes with having the proper estate documents in place for our family's future.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Freed Marcroft LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Counsel
  • The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co.
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Bingham McCutchen, LLP
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Shipman & Goodwin, LLP
  • 2003 - 2006
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Education

  • Western New England College School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Associations

  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Connecticut Women's Council
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • The iQuilt Plan
  • Chair, Board of Incorporators
  • 2015 - Present
  • The iQuilt Plan
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Chair, LGBT Section
  • 2015 - Present
  • The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
  • Board of Overseers
  • 2015 - Present
  • The iQuilt Plan
  • Board of Incorporators
  • 2014 - Present
  • Greater Hartford Arts Council
  • Finance Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Night Fall, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • Greater Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • CIty of Hartford Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Vice Chairman
  • 2009 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • LGBT Section Vice Chair
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Hartford Children's Theater
  • Vice President
  • 2010 - 2012
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Honors and Awards

  • Best Law Firm
  • Hartford Magazine
  • 2017
  • City Honoree
  • Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade
  • 2017
  • Best Law Firm
  • Hartford Magazine
  • 2016
  • Best Law Firm
  • Hartford Magazine
  • 2015
  • 40 Women for the Next 40 Years
  • Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF)
  • 2014
  • New Leader of the Law
  • Connecticut Law Tribune
  • 2013
  • 40 Under Forty
  • Hartford Business Journal
  • 2013
  • Preservation Award
  • Hartford Preservation Alliance
  • 2013
  • Innovator in the Practice of Law
  • Lex Innovatio
  • 2013
  • Norman Prance Award
  • Western New England College School of Law
  • 2004
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes Scholar
  • Western New England College School of Law
  • 2000
  • Outstanding Woman Commencement Speaker
  • Glamour Magazine
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (19)
Endorse Meghan
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Friend
"Meghan is brilliant, intuitive and insightful. She has powerful empathy for her clients and a passion for her work. For any and all family law matters I have complete confidence in her work ethic and abilities."
Family Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Meghan and her partner Kristen are two of the most professional and intelligent lawyers I know. That is extremely important in the sensitive areas in which they practice."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Meghan's combined practice of family law and estate planning give her special insight into planning needs of children and parents following resolution of the family court issues. I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer to assist you with both areas."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Meghan is a first rate attorney and her firm is run with precision and care. Lawyers like this are changing the way we think of the profession. She can make an unpleasant time of life bearable and quick, so her clients can get on with their lives."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is passionate and well-respected."
Family Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Meghan is experienced, cares a lot about her clients, and has a well-run firm."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Meghan is an excellent divorce attorney. She strives to provide her clients the best possible services she can. She goes over and above the average attorney. Highly recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Freed whom is well respected by her colleagues. She is very knowledgeable about family law and has a well run law practice. She truly cares about her clients and their families. I refer my relocating clients and inquiries to her without hesitation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Meghan to be a passionate and skilled advocate for her clients. I have no qualms about endorsing her wholeheartedly."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Each year I represent hundreds of clients for a variety of criminal matters. Many of my clients are simultaneously in need of a family lawyer or a lawyer to create an estate plan for them. From custody battles in court to amicable mediations to wills and trusts, I would recommend no other lawyer than Attorney Meghan Freed. I trust her enough to have sent my own parents to her and she took care of them as if they were her own parents. I will continue to send all my family and estate planning referrals to Attorney Meghan Freed with the utmost confidence."
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