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Megan Elizabeth Watson

Divorce and separation Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

4.0   4 reviews

also known as Megan E. Watson

  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 24 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 24 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Megan

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I have always been interested in family law and am fortunate to have started my legal career as a summer law clerk with Joni Berner and Margaret Klaw many years ago. I am particularly passionate about children, family and civility and enjoy helping clients resolve legal issues as quickly and amicably as possible. I am licensed in both in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and am here to help you with your family law matter. In my spare time, I sit on the Washington Township, NJ School Board and am the proud mother of a son and daughter.

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Location

BKW Family Law LLC
1528 Walnut St Ste 1100
Philadelphia, PA, 19102

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Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Liz | February 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended! I am a stronger woman and mom because of Megan Watson and her fantastic team
When my 20 year marriage was coming to an end, I asked my friends at the office which firm I should choose to represent the best interests of myself and my girls. This firm and Megan Watson came highly recommended.  I truly appreciated her kindness and compassion through the divorce process.  She gave me her strength and courage until I could find my own again. Megan handled all of the legal issues and protected us from the toxic effects of my ex so that I could focus on healing and my girls. It's been almost 2 years since my ex left the family, and I can say that I am a stronger woman and mom because of Megan Watson and her fantastic team.
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Posted by CEASAR WHEELER | June 1, 2014
We prayed for a miracle. That Miracle came when we Megan took our complicated custody case.
First, I usually will only write a review when a service was exemplary. And in this case Megan exceeded that. Due to a multi-state custody issue we wanted the best attorney in Philly. So we started our search by asking around my sister who is a family law attorney here in Houston , TX who through the grapevine gave us the name of Megan's firm. I already respected the fact that her credentials as a SuperLawyer for several years was a great start. Another factor in our decision to hire her was her firm was all women attorneys and staff and we expected them to be sensitive AND SYMPATHETIC to women's issues and needs and NOT judge us as so common with the "old boy network" type of lawyers. So as the "mud slinging" began Megan handled it all courteously and professionally with us. But she is a opposing attorney's worst nightmare as she goes straight for the jugular and never minces words. You would think from her confidence and lack of fear she is a professional heavyweight boxer. The result was she absolutely CRUSHED our opponents. All without dragging out the case and going for the maximum amount of money to charge us by dragging the case out. Looking back now, being from a different state and trusting Megan was the best decision we could have made. It could have not turned out any better. After a big hug to her and her assistant we were happy to leave Philly with my Fiance and her daughter and begin our life. Thank You Megan!
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2008
Meg Watson - excellen family law resource.
Meg assisted me with complex intra-state Sutody, Support and Name Change matters. The name change went very smoothly and Meg was wonderful both in and out of the courtroom.
Posted by Dana | February 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Overpriced, Arrogant and Does Not Listen!!
I hired this attorney who ran through a 6,000 dollar retainer after two court appearances!! My ex threatened to kill me and my current love interest. Filed a police report, notified attorney who calls me a few days later asking if my soon to be ex...can come over to borrow my computer!! I was flabbergasted. She charged me for this of course. After asking the same questions multiple times to try and get an answer and being nickel and dimed for everything, while not answering my questions...I fired her. Hired another attorney and had my divorce settled within two months...
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 425-425 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • BKW Family Law LLC
  • 1994 - Present

Education

  • Temple University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1999
  • Muhlenberg College
  • B.A. (magna cum laude)
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Divorce
  • see above review

Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Family Law Section (Philadelphia Bar Association)
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Temple Law Alumni Association Executive Committee
  • Former Board Member
  • N/A
  • North Philadelphia Schools Advisory Council, Inc.
  • Former Board Member
  • N/A
  • Lucretia Mott Society of Women’s Way
  • Former Committee Member
  • N/A
  • Young Women’s Initiative of Women’s Way
  • Former Board Member and Co-Chair
  • N/A
  • Washington Township, NJ Board of Education
  • Former Member
  • N/A
  • The Thomas S. Forkin Family Law American Inn of Court (NJ)
  • Former Member
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Volunteer Mediation Program
  • Volunteer
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
  • Arbitrator
  • N/A
  • Support Center for Child Advocates
  • Volunteer
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program
  • Volunteer
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program Recruitment and Retention Committee
  • Co-chair
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program Board and Executive Board
  • Member
  • N/A
  • The Nicholas Cipriani American Inn of Court
  • Executive Committee Member
  • N/A
  • Gloucester County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Judicial commission (Philadelphia Bar Association)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Family Law Section Support and Alimony Committee (Philadelphia Bar Association)
  • Co-chair
  • N/A
  • Family Law Section, Mentoring Committee (Philadelphia Bar Association)
  • Co-Chair
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Former Chair (2012), Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary
  • N/A
  • PhilaCivil Gideon Task Force (Philadelphia Bar Association)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • PhCivil Gideon Task Force, Family Working Group (Philadelphia Bar Association)
  • Co-chair
  • N/A
  • Judicial Commission( Philadelphia Bar Association)
  • Investigator
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 50 Women
  • Super Lawyers®, part of Thomson Reuters
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent® 2018-2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Best Law Firms 2017-2020 (Berner Klaw & Watson LLP)
  • U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers®
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America 2018-2020 (Family Law Mediation)
  • Best Lawyers®
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America 2016-2020 (Family Law)
  • Best Lawyers®
  • 2020
  • PA Super Lawyer 2013-2020
  • Super Lawyers®, part of Thomson Reuters
  • 2020
  • Pro Bono Roll of Honor 2012, 2013, 2015-2019
  • First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
  • 2019
  • Brennan Award 2013-2015; 2017
  • Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program
  • 2017
  • Business Integrity Award (Berner Klaw & Watson LLP)
  • Independence Business Alliance
  • 2017
  • Top 25 Law Firms by Pro Bono Hours 2016-2017
  • Philadelphia Business Journal
  • 2017
  • Top 50 Women-Owned Businesses (Berner Klaw & Watson LLP)
  • Philadelphia Business Journal
  • 2017
  • Top 50 Women-Owned Businesses
  • Philadelphia Business Journal (Berner Klaw & Watson LLP)
  • 2016
  • Client Choice – Boutique Family Law Firm of the Year in PA
  • CorporateINTL
  • 2016
  • Distinguished Advocate Award
  • Support Center for Child Advocates
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Women-Owned Business
  • Philadelphia Business Journal
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Publico Award 2007, 2010, 2015
  • Court of Common Pleas – Family Division, Domestic Relations First Judicial District of PA
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Women-Owned Business
  • Philadelphia Business Journal
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Women-Owned Business
  • Philadelphia Business Journal
  • 2013
  • PA Super Lawyer: Rising Stars Edition 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Super Lawyers®, part of Thomson Reuters
  • 2012
  • Citizens Bank Pro Bono Award
  • Philadelphia Bar Foundation
  • 2009
  • PA Super Lawyer: Rising Stars Edition 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Super Lawyers®, part of Thomson Reuters
  • 2008
  • Exceptional Service Award – Kids Come First
  • Local Chapter of National Foster Parent Association
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (2009 – 2017)
  • Divorce Practice in Philadelphia
  • 2017
  • The Legal Intelligencer
  • Impact of the ACA on Family Law Cases
  • 2015
  • The Legal Intelligencer
  • What Happened to the Best Interests of the Children?
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • 18th Annual Family Law Update
  • Family Law
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (2)
Endorse Megan
Family Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyer is great with both clients and the court."

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Philadelphia Divorce and separation Lawyer Megan Elizabeth Watson
Megan Elizabeth Watson
Divorce and separation Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 24 years