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Megan Elizabeth Arthur

Family Attorney at Memphis, TN

4.9   15 reviews

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Practice areas

Megan Arthur’s practice includes a wide range of complex litigation in state and federal court with a significant concentration in family law, including divorce, child custody, parentage, paternity, adoption, child support, alimony and prenuptial agreements.  Ms. Arthur understands the life-altering situations her clients face and is dedicated to personally guiding her clients through the legal process with the primary goal being a reasonable, practical and equitable solution to domestic disputes.  Ms. Arthur has a stellar reputation in the legal community and is a formidable opponent in the courtroom should your dispute become adversarial.

A native of Memphis, Ms. Arthur earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University in 2000.  After graduation, she served three years as a broker’s assistant to several senior investment executives at a national financial planning corporation before earning her Juris Doctorate degree in 2006 from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

Ms. Arthur is proud to be an active member of the local legal community.  Since her admission to practice law in Tennessee in 2006, Ms. Arthur has served three terms on the Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors, served three terms as a member of the steering committee for the Young Lawyers Section of the Memphis Area Legal Services Access to Justice Fundraising Campaign, and served as Vice-President of the Family Law Section of the Memphis Bar Association in 2014 and as President of the Family Law Section in 2015.  Ms. Arthur has also served on other community boards and programs, including a three-year term as a member of the board of directors of the Downtown Memphis Commission (formerly the Center City Commission) for Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee (2010-2013).  Ms. Arthur is a graduate of Leadership Memphis’s 2011 civic leadership class as well as a graduate of the Tennessee Bar Association’s 2012 Law Leadership Class.

Ms. Arthur is a member of the Memphis and Tennessee Bar Associations.  Since 2013, she has been selected by Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine to the Rising Stars list in the field of Family Law.  In 2015, was nominated and elected as a Barrister Member of the Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court.  Most recently she was elected by her peers in the Memphis legal community to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for the Memphis Bar Association.

Licensed for 17 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 03/16/2023

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

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Posted by Nikki | April 4, 2019
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Determined and Compassionate
Hired Megan after consulting with 15+ attorneys about my divorce case. Her desire to do what is best for her client and the children involved is unrivaled. She tirelessly worked to finalize my divorce and ensure my family had a legal document that outlined boundaries to ensure my children would not be more negatively affected than needed and safe. She was organized. Communicated very well and remained firm when needed. My family will forever be grateful for the services and talent of Megan. I’m uncertain where we would be without her guidance.
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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2018
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Best Experience
Megan was always so understanding with everything that went on in my case. She was very quick to respond which made the process a lot less stressful- especially when you need an answer ASAP. Megan knew exactly what to fight for (and how) and made sure I got what I deserved. I HIGHLY recommend her!
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2018
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So glad that I had her as my attorney
I did not have any previous experience with attorneys but Megan exceeded my expectations on almost all horizons. She knows when to do what, and she is able to do it with the highest level of efficiency that I can imagine. She is super professional and also easy to talk to personally. I know she works on many cases simultaneously, but what amazes me the most is that she always knows all the details about my case and she never messes things up. I wish I could have that ability in my own work, but I am afraid that is just her gift. I highly recommend Megan to anybody who needs a family lawyer.
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Posted by Kenny | October 12, 2017
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I would NOT have made it through my divorce without Megan
While divorce is common, it's not common to me. It's certainly not a process with which I'm familiar by any stretch of the imagination. When I consulted with, and then hired, Megan I knew instantly that I made the correct choice. I was stressed out beyond belief and probably quite irrational. Megan managed not just my divorce but also managed me really well and I knew exactly what was happening, what to expect, and how to act throughout the entire process. She's tenacious, exacting, and focused and made me feel like I was her only client whenever we spoke or had any communication. There are not enough superlatives for how I felt about her performance, the value of having been afforded the opportunity to work with her, her efficiency, and affability: most spectacular, most calming, most professional, most organized, most effective, most flexible, best recall for precedent, most timely, most relatable, etc., etc., etc.. The final outcome of my divorce was more than I ever hoped for as a father of a young child in a state that tends to favor the mother in divorce proceedings. I'm looking forward to a happy future instead of dwelling on anything I could have done differently in the divorce itself. That's solely and specifically because of the fact that Megan went above and beyond to get me way above and beyond what typically a father in a divorce would get with anyone else representing them. Of that, I'm sure.
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Posted by Jason | August 30, 2017
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Megan Arthur
Megan Arthur represented me in a divorce I did not file, nor want. Her wise and effective counsel produced a fair settlement. Her depth of experience calmed my fears and gave me confidence to get through this rough time, and I highly recommend her as legal counsel.
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2017
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Fast thinking, ethical
Megan is a fast thinking, well-organized, and ethical lawyer. She is knowledgable and extremely sincere.I would highly recommend her!!
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2017
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Custody for my grandaughter
My son was in a position that he needed to get custody of his eleven year old daughter. Megan Arthur was recommended to us by my Brother. She was amazing!! Emergency custody was granted immediately and full custody granted to him. She presented the case before the court, was very prepared and covered all the bases. My granddaughter is thriving with her dad.
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Posted by Newly Single Mom | June 16, 2016
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So glad I had Megan on my case!
After 6 months of frustration of nothing being done by my previous attorney, I am so glad I got Megan Arthur to take my case. She jumped right in and got the visitation schedule done in a couple of days. I am so impressed by Megan's ability to be decisive, straight to the point, professional and being able to get to a favorable resolution quickly in my very hard and contentious divorce and post-divorce matter. Megan is very experienced in "not so easy" cases and did an amazing job representing me. Megan responds to communications very promptly and is always eager to listen to her client's concerns. She provides clear explanations of what she is doing in representing you. I cannot be happier with my decision to retain her.
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Posted by Single Dad | May 11, 2016
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She's good, really good
I am a father to a very young daughter that found himself facing an immediate divorce. I hired Ms Megan Arthur to represent me with my divorce & custody of my daughter. I needed someone that would take my case as seriously as I was. Megan lived up to my expectations. I wanted to avoid conflict as much as possible because I knew that I'd still be co-parenting with my former spouse. But I also knew that I had to have someone to look out for my, and my daughter's, best interests. Megan helped me walk that fine line and keep that delicate balance. When things outside of my control went sideways with my former spouse, and I mean seriously sideways, Megan gave me the straight forward advise that I needed. I followed her advise and was able to able to show my former spouse that I wasn't going to roll over. Ultimately I was able to get a fair and reasonable outcome that I was happy with. If I had hired anyone else I don't know if I would have gotten the favorable results that I had. I would recommend Ms Megan Arthur without hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2015
A True Professional
I have had several business related legal experiences involving various matters over the years but nothing that was of a personal nature until my recent divorce. I have never been as impressed as I was with the professionalism, responsiveness and legal knowledge as I was with Megan Arthur! We truly worked as a team and I highly recommend Megan if you should ever need representation in a family related legal matter. You will find, as I did, she is a true friend with your interests at heart.
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2014
Emergency Child Protective Order and Custody
My 4 year old nephew was being neglected by his mom and dad due to drug use. Megan and her team advised and guided me step by step in getting emergency custody. I spoke with Megan and her team constantly throughout the case. It didn't matter if I made contact via email or phone my case was treated as if it was the only case they had. I was very pleased with the outcome and how it was handled from start to finish.
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Posted by Ronda | December 10, 2014
Hands down . . . Megan Arthur knows her job
On March 4th I walked into an attorney's office for the first time to talk about my 18 year Marraige . Having no idea what to expect my anxiety level was high, my frail emotions were crumbling and I was a nervous wreck. Megan came to the lobby, we shook hands and went to discuss the reason for my visit. Megan wasn't the perception I had of a female attorney; her warmth and friendlness immediately put me at ease and gave me a sense of a hope. Months and months would pass by as my divorce took time to get settled. I would get discouraged and break down and I'd call Megan. She always made me feel like everything was going to be ok. She knows the law, has great intuition on what she can foresee occurring and stays one step ahead. I always felt that in the end things would be ok but that reassurance came from Megan not me. My settlement was what was fair and What I was truly owed and it got me back on my feet so my 2 young sons and I could start the next chapter of our lives. Megan is a wonderful legal resource and I was blessed to have been referred to her to handle my divorce but on March 4th I didn't just gain an attorney I also gained a friend.
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Posted by Barbara | December 13, 2013
The very best attorney
Megan is an excellent attorney. She is very knowledgeable about the law and will not sugar coat anything just to gain your business. She will give you the facts straight according to the law. Megan helped me through my divorce process. I was ignorant about Divorce law at first but thanks to Megan, I am more knowledgeable now than I was when my divorce began. She helped me go step-by-step till the divorce process was complete. After court, she even jumped up and down with joy with me because I was so happy my divorce was final. So yes, I would recommend Megan as an attorney you can trust to take care of your legal needs. Forget about the rest and hire the best and that is Megan Arthur.
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Posted by Bill | December 9, 2013
Very good choice
Ms. Arthur was initially recommended to me by another attorney. I have been quite happy with the caliber of both her work and herself. Under some very trying conditions, she repeatedly prevailed. I'm very pleased to recommend her should you be in need of family law counsel.
Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2014
Megan Arthur
Megan was a key member of the team who represented me throughout a very tough divorce. It was in fact Megan who was instrumental in bringing my matter to a close. Megan is tough, level headed and very easy to speak to. She spoke to me in terms I could easily understand. Megan told me the potential outcomes of decisions I would need to make and kept things in perspective.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 325-325 per hour
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Evans Petree, PC
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Shea Moskovitz & McGhee,PLC
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Associate
  • McWhirter, Wyatt & Elder, PLLC
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Adams & Reese
  • 2006 - 2008
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  • University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Southern Methodist University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000


  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • Association of Women Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Memphis Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Memphis Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Vice President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Downtown Memphis Commission (formerly Center City Commission)
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Memphis Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star- Family Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star- Family Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star-Family Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star- Family Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star- Family Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star- Family Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Memphis' 30 Finest Young Professionals
  • Memphis Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • 2012
  • Member of 2011 Fast Track Program
  • Leadership Memphis Program for Emerging Civic Leaders
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Bench Bar & Boardroom Conference
  • Bringing Up Baby: Statutory Changes Concerning Grandparents' Rights & Maximizing Parenting Time in Tennessee
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (7)
Endorse Megan
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan is a highly skilled litigator with the common sense to know when litigation is needed. When it is not, she is an effective and skilled negotiator who is able to guide her clients to fair settlements outside the courtroom. Megan is a great lawyer!"
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Megan Arthur. She is a determined, thorough and talented lawyer who takes very good care of her clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Megan has a great reputation in the Memphis legal community and I personally turn to her with family law questions from time to time. She is also with a great law firm and is very involved and active with the Memphis Bar Association."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Megan is a zealous advocate for her clients while not unnecessarily over-complicating matters. I highly recommend this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Megan Arthur is a knowledgable, dedicated, and energetic advocate."
Family Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan has a gread deal of knowledge in both Family and Juvenile Law. She also constinues to improve her already solid knowledge of the law by attenting numerous trainings on Juvenile and Family Law issues. Megan is an active member of the Family Law section of the Memphis Bar Association and has made many valuable connections that make her a very effective lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Megan Arthur on cases both as opposing counsel and in mediations. She is knowledgeable about relevant legal issues and does not promote unnecessary conflict while handling her cases. This, of course, reduces expenses for her clients and is always in the best interest of any children involved. As opposing counsel, she is courteous and effective."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan is a highly experienced, bright and aggressive attorney. She offers her clients a broad base of knowledge in the areas of divorce, child custody, child support and visitation. I have personally observed Megan handle many highly contested and complicated divorce matters, and I have always come away impressed with her advocacy skills. I endorse this lawyer."
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Memphis Family Lawyer Megan Elizabeth Arthur
Megan Elizabeth Arthur
Family Attorney
Memphis, TN
Licensed for 17 years