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Megan Phillips

Family Attorney at Madison, WI

5.0   40 reviews

also known as Megan A. Phillips


Licensed for 12 years

Virtual consultation available

About Megan

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    30%

    12 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    20%

  3. Licensing
    15%
    I help licensed professionals (doctors, dentists, nurses, veterinarians, etc.) defend against licensing complaints through the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.

    12 years

  4. Litigation
    15%

    12 years

  5. LGBT+ Law
    10%

  6. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%

Megan is a founding partner and owner at Richter & Phillips in Madison, focusing on family law, business litigation and appellate work. She also defends licensed professionals in disciplinary actions before the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. For the last 10 years, Megan has taught various courses at the University of Wisconsin Law School, including negotiation, mediation and arbitration. She has also been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 8 consecutive years. Megan is a board member for The Rape Crisis Center of Dane County and also volunteers on the Membership Committee of the Collaborative Family Law Counsel of Wisconsin. She contributes to various publications, including the Wisconsin Law Journal, The Verdict and Forbes Magazine.

Licensed for 12 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 09/07/2022

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

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Richter & Phillips LLP
121 South Pinckney Street, Suite 525
Madison, WI, 53703

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Posted by Joseph | May 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An amazing attorney
Megan first represented me back in 2015 to assist me with child support issues and handled it very well, she advised and told me all options and I never felt like she offered false hope (for lack of a better description). When she communicates you will understand her and know with confidence what is going on and what to expect. I was so amazed how Megan handled all the different situations out side of court and inside she became the only person I trusted when dealing with the family courts. Now around April 2016 My youngest son of three kids wanted to live with me for his High school years, the Short story is the mom wasn't going to let it happen without a fight. Now before all this I went though seven different attorneys over the years before and each one typically advised to keep your head down and out of court because you will lose every single time. Megan was the first to say and I quote "Hell no you can win". Honestly deep down I didn't believe her (it was a defensive thing and I was used to getting beat up all the time in court) but I wanted to fight for what my son wanted and he wanted to be with dad. I asked Megan please do whatever it takes and let me know what you need. Megan always offered options to save money any time she thought I could do something but in my case it was best I had zero interaction with my ex wife. Megan quickly caught on to the... characteristics of my ex and handled things again amazingly well. Now even though It was my name on all the court papers the reality was she was fighting on behalf of my son and what he wanted so she won that for him. The little guy is not so little anymore and will joining the Marines in just a few months of this review, I missed out on his elementary and middle school years but thanks to Megan and her team's efforts I was able to have the last four years with him. Nothing is a guarantee in life and Megan was always very real about this with me so I never once felt like she offered me false hope to just make me feel better. I'm really not good at this and doubt I am doing her justice here but I am now at the light at the end of the tunnel (June 9th, 2020) and I will finally be free of family courts and it feels damn good. Here is what I believe the secret is, when you hire on some one like Megan you must understand she is the expert, let her do what she is good at and fight for you. Your job is to always be 100% honest with her, give her all the ammunition you can AND LET HER DECIDE WHAT TO USE. Be as responsive and helpful as you can and help her help you and again you must be 100% honest. Seriously do you want to be that person where your champion is fighting for you and they get blindsided by something you should have informed them about? I hope not because she deserves better clients than that. With all that said she will always be considered a friend of the family and anyone needing to work with the family courts can not go wrong being represented by Megan. God forbid my sons ever go thought what I went through but if... I know who to call.
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Posted by Male Client | May 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney and a Great Person
I quickly discovered there is nothing “good” about the legal process for a contested divorce … except finishing it. I’m grateful that I had Megan’s legal support, guidance, and expertise throughout my divorce process. I researched Avvo, received referrals for divorce attorneys, and I interviewed several lawyers. My first contact with Megan was different than the other lawyers. She quickly assessed my situation, walked through some potential scenarios, and I could sense she would be invested in my case. I had a teenage daughter and her mother was an alcoholic. My spouse was considered a “difficult client” by her attorney’s so trying to reach a compromise was challenging. Megan was able to help guide us through a creative solution involving co-parenting and a “safety net” for our daughter. Megan is very skillful in the legal side of the divorce process but she also understands the emotional side and making sure my daughter was protected was a priority. Using her connections and resources, we were able to develop a child custody and financial settlement that worked. I think very highly of Megan, she is extremely bright, talented, strong, and one of the hardest working individuals I’ve met. Throughout my divorce process, Megan was professional, prompt, available, and always practical. She is well connected and highly regarded in the legal community. The divorce process is difficult … it’s emotionally and financially draining but in the end, I was able to find peace and balance thanks to Megan.
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Posted by Jessica | January 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust the process, and Megan
When you have to hire a lawyer it's usually not under the best circumstances and there's a lot of stress and emotions involved. The first time I spoke with Megan on the phone I knew she was the perfect lawyer to represent me. She's a good listener and excellent at sorting out the facts from the emotions. When we started litigation, the other party tried to throw all kinds of irrelevant information into the case, and Megan was amazing at keeping my case on track and and to the point. There's SO much that goes on in the legal process and it can be very confusing, but Megan was good at explaining next steps and timelines. A lot of our work together was waiting for the paperwork between the lawyers, courts, and judicial system to run its course, so be patient, but know Megan is on top of it all and working hard to get you the results you want.
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Response from Megan Phillips May 18, 2020
Your trust means everything to me, Jessica. It was an honor to work with you.
Posted by Heather | November 26, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Brilliant Balance
Attorney Megan Phillips is that perfect mixture of intelligence, brains and common sense that you could only hope to encounter in the trying situations that divorce brings with it. She is calming at the most tense and trying of times, and makes careful and fiscally sensitive plans so that schedules and budgets are met. Where other attorneys would have balked at the fundamental elements of my case, involving complex jurisdictional and multi-state law, Megan welcomed the complexity when it was necessary and otherwise streamlined the process to include me rather than overwhelm me with decisions as they presented themselves. I highly recommend Megan to those who want to get it done right the first time, and walk out of the process with their head held high.
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Response from Megan Phillips May 18, 2020
I am so grateful for your review, and will certainly never forget your challenging case! You are one of my all time favorite clients because you were so brave and so optimistic the entire time we fought our hearts out!
Posted by Jon | February 11, 2015
A 55555five star attorney in my book!
Megan has helped me with my case in every way possible. She has kept me well informed and updated on how my case is progressing. All of my questions have been answered completely and in a very prompt manner. She has demonstrated knowledge with my type of case and I am completely satisfied with her advice and direction. I have no doubt I am well represented by Megan.
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Response from Megan Phillips May 18, 2020
Thank you for these high compliments. We couldn’t have gotten the great result we did without working as a team, and you were a wonderful client every step of the way. Thank you Jon!
Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2013
A bulldog in my corner
Megan was recommended to me and I contacted her out of the blue. From our first communications I found her level of preparedness unique; initially exemplified when she, unlike any other attorney I'd ever worked with, presented an agenda to me at our first meeting. Throughout the course of handling my case she regularly impressed me with her thorough yet timely responses to evolving events and she was always willing to explain the legal issues and outcomes in detail. Megan at all times took the high road, displaying a high level of professionalism while pointedly presenting our arguments and ably "persuading" the other side of the error of their ways. In the end I was extremely satisfied with the outcome of my case and look forward to working again with Megan if the need arises.
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Response from Megan Phillips November 18, 2020
Thank you for such a thoughtful and detailed review!
Posted by Sarah | December 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent--Constructive and Steadfast!
I consulted with a few different attorneys for assistance with a family/custody/placement issues and I chose to work with Megan Phillips. She not only took the time to listen to my situation and circumstances, but I found her to be transparent, understanding and realistic with her communications and analysis of options. Ultimately I hired Megan to help with a few different issues. First, she negotiated with my children's absentee father when we did not have an existing court order in place. She also then represented me during paternity and custody proceedings. Throughout those months she was communicative, transparent, fair in presenting risk and opportunities to me, and steadfast in her commitment to the positive outcomes for myself and my children. She was also constructive yet firm with my children's father (who is a lawyer, representing himself) and worked to properly educate him on the proceedings and best case scenarios for moving forward. With Megan's engagement and persistence I was able to reach a stipulated agreement without having to go through more invasive processes. However, I felt confident with Megan's preparation should that have been necessitated. She helped me set and achieve realistic goals and at no time did I ever feel I was simply "a number" or being funneled through a one size fits all model. I'm genuinely appreciative of the Megan's experience, her guidance and commitment to lasting positive outcomes for my children. I would also like to add that I found Megan's firm, Richter & Phillips, to be just as reliable as Megan. Communicating with her office, whether on billing items, paperwork, signatures, etc., was clear and concise and her entire team properly managed all processes and expectations. I highly recommend them.
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Posted by Ashley | September 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Megan as a divorce attorney
I found Megan by searching for "best divorce lawyers in Madison". I knew Megan was the lawyer for my case the minute I talked to her. She is very up to date on current laws and different techniques that she has had success with, practicing family law. I have told Megan this and I will put it here as well: I didn't always like what Megan told me (there was a time or two that she had to put me back in my place) but after I had time to reflect on the situation, I knew she was right and thanked her for having the tough conversations with me. Megan is very straight forward and transparent and I highly respect her for that!! Megan also has a great team that I worked with in the office. Communication was always very prompt and professional. If you are looking for a lawyer that truly has your back as well as you and your kids best interest in mind, I highly recommend giving Megan a call.
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Posted by Tiger Mama | June 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney, Hands Down
I can vividly remember my first conversation with Megan Phillips. I was sitting in my car after my shift ended feeling incredibly hopeless, scared and in need of guidance. I contacted her initially to help with my child’s custody litigation. She spoke to me with such confidence and strength - the exact thing I knew I lacked in that moment, almost like she could hear the worry and fear in my voice as a parent. I explained my concerns and reasoning for the call and instead of turning me away or referring me to someone else, she related to my concerns and made me feel heard for the first time since dealing with the court system and past legal counsel. She told me everything would be ok, that she would help me navigate this scary process - so I put my world (my child’s well-being/safety) in this woman’s hands to keep safe, and that’s exactly what she did. I never had the chance to meet with Megan in person, but I think that it speaks volumes when an attorney can leave such a grand impression on a client without ever meeting that person face to face. I worked with Megan as my legal counsel for about a year and in that time, she was always on top of any questions, concerns or issues I had – she gave great advice and feedback and was not afraid to advise against something when she knew it could hinder my case and always kept the ‘end game’ in realistic view. I respect Megan greatly, not only for the amazing work she did in my case but also for the amazing and true person she is. She’s friendly, relatable and most importantly, she is real with you no matter what. I was never given a sense of false hope, even when emotions and anxieties ran high. Megan always kept a level head and knew which direction she needed to take in the case. She reassured me, always. I cannot express how much that first conversation with Megan meant to me and how a simple ‘thank you’ will never be enough to express how grateful I am for her work and expertise in the field. She’s worth it.
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Posted by Chrystal | November 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great friend
Megan was understanding that this was a difficult decision for me and something I was not sure about. Yet through everything she treated me with respect and caring. I had many questions about the situation and process that were answered efficiently and I never felt there were too many questions asked. Even years after it was finalized she is there for me and I feel as if I'm still a priority. So grateful for everything Megan has done for me, strongly recommend her.
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Posted by Jonathan | July 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Grateful
Megan was my attorney, advocate, and coach during a very contentious divorce process. From our first phone call I knew she was the right attorney to represent me. She was direct, intelligent, honest, tough, compassionate, and confident. I was caught off guard with how well she understood my story but reassured she knew how to manage such a case. Having her wealth of experience and compassion was exactly what I needed. Throughout the process she kept me informed of my options, what the next steps were, and how to prepare for them. She understood the disadvantages I faced and how to navigate them. She had cordial and respectful interactions with the other professionals we worked with and was tenacious when she needed to be. Her staff provided professional and moral support throughout the process and were great to work with. I am grateful to have had Megan as my advocate and highly recommend her.
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Posted by Brian | May 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy to work with
I hired Megan as my attorney for probably over a year or so in a divorce case. She was easy to work with, always timely, etc.. And the whole process turned out decently in the end.
Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pleasure Working with Megan
Megan and I worked on my divorce case in 2018-2019. Hiring an attorney was one of the first major decisions to make all by myself once divorce was filed and needless to say it was a very scary and intimidating task. If anyone who is reading this review feels the same way and overwhelmed by choices, I highly encourage reaching out to Megan without any hesitation. In addition to being experienced and highly skillful, Megan is both caring and genuine. She made sure all of my concerns were heard and understood. She never made me feel judged even when I acted out of sheer panic or was ready to surrender just to avoid any confrontations with my ex. Instead she was patient and available whenever I needed her guidance. She persuaded me to stay strong and made sure to stand for what’s best for me. I was able to trust her judgement completely. Since my divorce case did not involve child custody, we took the course of divorce mediation. Megan offers a solid team of experts such as financial advisors and counselors who are ready to assist in navigating through the highly stressful situations. With all their help, I felt that I was no longer in this (divorce) alone. I felt supported. Instead of dealing with nitty-gritty of divorce, I was able to prioritize taking care of myself like rebuilding self-esteem and looking for housing and job opportunities. For that, I am especially grateful. At the end of the final hearing, I felt at peace rather than feeling drained. I was able to look forward to my future instead of becoming bitter. I attribute Megan and her team for the positive outcome. These feelings are priceless and are one of the greatest gifts I’ve received. I highly recommend Megan for anyone who needs an advocate for themselves. She will be the light to guide you through the toughest time.
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Posted by Ron | May 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
After going through a long dragging divorce process and two prior attorneys on my case I have finally found Megan to represent me. She immediately studied my "complex" case and situation and quickly found the best route and solutions to me and put the ball in motion. Megan and her staff always communicated to me every step of the way and handled the divorce with compassion and professionalism. From a settlement in Mediation to drafting a complex QDRO settlement Megan and her team were always one step ahead and are very knowledgeable with complex proceedings. I highly recommend Megan for anyone looking for a compassionate, ethical, hard working attorney who has your back and best interest in mind.
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Posted by Roger | February 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellant Attorney
After interviewing several lawyers, it was an easy decision to select Attorney Phillips to handle my divorce. Megan was easy to talk to, has a great demeanor and did a great job of keeping me informed along the way. I could count on Megan to get things done in a timely manner. I would recommend her to anyone who need a competent, caring attorney.
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Response from Megan Phillips May 23, 2020
Thank you for this review, Roger! I appreciate your kind words more than you know!
Posted by Nancy | November 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely the Best
I was fairly new to living in Dane County and in desperate need of advice from a divorce attorney. I contacted Megan Phillips after reading reviews on AVVO. I sent Megan a message over the weekend via AVVO and she responded back to me immediately that same day. We went back and forth over the next several days with questions and advice from her I was blown away at the very beginning by her responsiveness, listening skills, expert knowledge regarding complicated issues in my case and the feeling that she gave me that she was there for me. I always felt confident that she was in my corner. My ex husband tried to get maintenance from me....He did not get it and everything else was resolved in the best way possible for me. Very happy with the outcome. I highly recommend Attorney Megan Phillips.....I was so fortunate to have found her.
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Response from Megan Phillips May 23, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write about our work together, Nancy! I feel fortunate to have found you, too. It was a pleasure getting through a challenging case with you and we made a great team.
Posted by Keeley | June 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would highly recommend Megan!
Megan was very helpful throughout my whole divorce process, she answered all the questions I had in a quick timely manner and everything was done right on time and helped make everything go very smoothly, she was very professional and personable!
Response from Megan Phillips May 23, 2020
Thanks for the kind works, Keeley! It was great to get to know you.
Posted by Michelle | May 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
highly recommended for divorce
I decided to meet for a consultation with Megan Phillips for my divorce after reading all of the reviews on this website. I have to admit, I was somewhat skeptical about the number of great reviews she had compared to other attorneys on the website, but after I met with her, I realized why she had so many excellent reviews. She really took the time to listen to me and understand my situation and what I wanted. Every time I contacted her by email, she got back to me very quickly. She was great at explaining the answers to all of my questions in a way that was very easy for me to understand. Whenever I had to make a decision about how to proceed, she explained all of my options and advised me on what she thought would be the best course of action so I could make an informed decision. She helped make a difficult process as easy and painless as possible for me. I would highly recommend hiring Megan Phillips for a divorce.
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Response from Megan Phillips May 23, 2020
Hi Michelle, I’m glad I won you over! You sure were a great client and I’m happy things turned out for the best for you.
Posted by Kari | April 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Megan Phillips
Megan Phillips represented my daughter during her divorce. Megan was extremely patient and understanding during this time with my daughter. She made sure my daughter understood each step, what was expected from her and what was going to happen during the entire process. She made sure my daughter and granddaughter were protected by the law, now and in the future. The way she handled my now ex son-in-law made it very clear we had made the right choice. I would recommend (and have recommended) Megan to anyone that needs an attorney. She is very knowledgeable, patient, understanding and puts her client’s needs above all.
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Response from Megan Phillips May 23, 2020
I was honored that you trusted me with your daughter, Kari. That really meant a lot to me. I’m glad we were able to negotiate some good terms and get a nice outcome for your family.
Posted by Scott | July 17, 2015
Great Divorce Attorney
Megan represented me in what turned out to be an acrimonious divorce settlement. She very was thoughtful, informative and thorough in describing the various stages of the process. From the drafting of the temporary stipulated order to the settlement mediation to the final marital settlement agreement and ensuing QDRO, Megan was always there with personal support and professional service. She's also been very helpful with follow-up issues/questions more than a year after finalization of the divorce. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an ethical, hard-working divorce attorney!
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Response from Megan Phillips May 23, 2020
Thanks for the kind words, Scott! I’m always here for follow-up questions whenever they arise! Take care.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Richter & Phillips LLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Edwards Richter & Phillips, LLP
  • 2015 - Present
  • Negotiations & Mediation, Family Law Independent Study
  • University Of Wisconsin Madison Law School
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Relles & Milliken, LLP
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Erhard & Payette, LLC
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Judicial Intern - Honorable John W. Markson
  • Dane County Circuit Court
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Corneille Law Group
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Clinical Attorney
  • Family Court Assistance Project, Frank J. Remington Center of UW Law School
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Litigation Specialist
  • Melli, Walker, Pease & Ruhly, SC
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Legal Assistant
  • Bell, Gierhart & Moore, SC
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • The Oneida Nation Tribal Legislative Reference Office
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Legal Assistant
  • Law Office of Jeffrey A. Jazgar
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Psychology; Journalism
  • 2004

Associations

  • Family Law Assistance Center (FLAC)
  • Volunteer
  • 2015 - Present
  • Dane County Bar Association Case Mediation Program
  • Mediator
  • 2014 - Present
  • Collaborative Family Law Association of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Adjunct Faculty - Negotiations/Mediation
  • 2011 - Present
  • Inns of Court, James E. Doyle Chapter
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Legal Association for Women
  • Board of Directors, Committee Chairwoman
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Family Law Board, Wisconsin State Bar Family Law Section
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - 2019
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, CLE Committee
  • Program Chair - Build Your Practice
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association
  • Special Advocate
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Dane County Family Law Attorneys Group
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • Member and Article Contributor
  • 2010 - 2017
  • Wisconsin Law School Tenure Committee
  • Elected Student Representative
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Domestic Abuse Intervention Service of Madison, WI
  • Volunteer
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Porchlight, Inc. Shelter
  • Fundraising Volunteer
  • 2008 - 2008
  • AIDS Network of Dane County
  • Volunteer
  • 2006 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Superlawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Scholarship Recipient
  • Madison Business Professional Women Association
  • 2009
  • Leonard Loeb Family Law Scholarship
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2009
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Publications

  • The Verdict Magazine (Wisconsin Association for Justice)
  • Evolving Alternative Dispute Resolution Options in Personal Injury Cases
  • 2017
  • Forbes
  • Who Will Tap This Giant Fin-Tech Opportunity In The Uber Economy?
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • More Than a Handshake: Effective Networking
  • 2017
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison Business School
  • Developing Effective Communication Skills - Negotiations in the Workplace
  • 2017
  • University of Wisconsin Law School: Lawyering Skills Course
  • Negotiations Seminar
  • 2016
  • Yes, The Rules of Evidence Apply in Family Law
  • Testimony from Counselors and Therapists in Family Court
  • 2016
  • Yes, the Rules of Evidence Apply in Family Law
  • Evidence in Family Law
  • 2016
  • Managing Expectations – From Client Selection to Fee Disputes: Avoiding OLR Complaints and Learning Mistakes
  • Risk Management for Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Family Law Training
  • Evidence in the Electronic Age
  • 2015
  • Family Law Training
  • Social Media and Public Records in Family Cases
  • 2015
  • University of Wisconsin Medical School
  • Medical Malpractice for Physicians
  • 2015
  • Build Your Practice: Handling a Basic Divorce
  • Client Interviews and Divorce Process Tools
  • 2015
  • University of Wisconsin Medical School
  • Depositions and Licensing Issues for Physicians
  • 2015
  • Wisconsin State Bar Family Law Annual Conference
  • Diminished Capacity in Family Law Cases
  • 2014
  • Lawyering Skills Course
  • Negotiations for Lawyers
  • 2014
  • UW Hospital Resident Education
  • Malpractice Exposure for New Physicians
  • 2013
  • Lawyering Skills Course
  • Negotiation Techniques & Tips
  • 2013
  • Lawyering Skills Course
  • Managing the Early Years of Legal Practice
  • 2013
  • Lawyering Skills Course
  • Managing the Early Years of Legal Practice
  • 2012
  • Family Court Assistance Program
  • The Basic Steps to Divorce
  • 2010
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Advanced Casualty Claims Seminar
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (21)
Litigation Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I first worked with Megan five years ago when we were opposing counsel on a matter. I found her to be professional and pragmatic. We have since co-counseled on a case together, and again, I found her to be very knowledgeable, diligent and strategic. I strongly endorse her."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan is an excellent advocate and litigator. She is perceptive, knowledgeable, well respected by her clients and peers, and demands quality in all that she does. I highly recommend hiring Megan."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan is one of the top tier family law attorneys in the area. She is a zealous advocate for her clients. She is incredibly bright and truly cares about achieving the best outcomes for her clients."
Family Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Megan is a highly respected lawyer in the community. She and I have worked together on a couple of cases. I endorse her with enthusiasm!"
Family Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Megan during volunteer work on the State Bar of Wisconsin Family Law Section Board. She is bright, responsive and well versed in Wisconsin family law. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Megan. She is a strong and prepared advocate for her clients. She knows how to bring a case to conclusion with a fair result for her client."
Business Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Megan for seven years. When she first graduated from law school, Megan impressed me with her knowledge, demeanor, and positive attitude. Since that time, she has added extensive experience to these positive traits. Her client's are very lucky to have her an an attorney."
Family Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan is smart, conscientious, and well-respected in the Dane County legal community. I have referred several cases to her as I have great confidence in her ability to handle even the most challenging family law matters. I enthusiastically endorse her."
Family Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Friend
"Megan Phillips is my friend and we were classmates in law school. She is one of those special people you encounter in life that inspire you. Megan is resilient, hardworking, and fearless. She’s the type of attorney you want helping you because she will carry you through the toughest times. Furthermore, she is kind and approachable. If you are considering hiring Megan, know that you don’t have to worry about her not listening to you. She listens with her heart and her mind. She will help put you at ease and simultaneously be formulating an excellent analysis to help you with your legal problem."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. When achieving only the best result is necessary, hire attorney Megan Phillips to represent you or your family for wrongful death or injury related law suits. You will not be disappointed."
Business Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I am familiar with Megan as both a friend and fellow lawyer, and have nothing but good things to say about her character and work."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hard-working does not adequately describe Megan. I am astonished to see the incredible passion Megan has for her clients."
Litigation Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure to work with Megan Phillips on several cases over the last three years. I am always amazed by her intelligence, knowledge and perceptiveness. She is able to crystalize fact, law and strategy and then communicate it concisely but pleasantly to her clients and opposing counsel. She is very hard-working, and for example, researches exhaustively before any interaction with opposing counsel. Several times now, I have seen her negotiate a settlement where I was certain none could be had. However, where trial is inevitable, she is a "natural" in the courtroom. Her ease with the process gives her instant credibility with the judge and is very reasssuring to the client. I highly recommend Megan for my clients and have also called upon her personally regarding a family matter."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan is a true professional. She is smart, a self-starter, and a great advocate for her clients. She is always continuing her legal education and puts top priority in continuing to grow as an attorney and community leader. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan is a genuine and committed attorney with excellent writing skills. She was a student of mine, years ago, at the law school and was one of the best students I have ever worked with. I would highly reccomend her."
Family Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan is a very competent attorney. She has a firm grasp on the facts all of her clients' cases, has a vast knowledge of the law, and aggressively advocates for her clients. She also understands the politics of the legal systems and uses that to her advantage when counseling clients. Megan fully analyzes each case and provides excellent representation for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan is a very thorough, professional colleague. She is concientious, explores all the possible options, and always has her clients' best interests in mind. I have highly recommended her to potential clients in areas I do not practice, and will continue to do so."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Friend
"Megan is a smart, thoughtful and very conscientious attorney. I recommend her highly!"
Litigation Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Madison Family Lawyer Megan Phillips
Megan Phillips
Family Attorney
Madison, WI
Licensed for 12 years
Virtual consultation available