Megan Chalifoux is a board-certified criminal defense attorney in Austin, Texas.
Megan is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Baylor Law School. She is board certified in criminal law and criminal appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In addition to her Texas license, Megan is admitted to practice in all federal district courts in the Western District of Texas.
Before moving to Austin, Megan cut her teeth as a trial and appellate attorney in Granbury, Texas, a small town outside of Fort Worth. Working in a rural community allowed Megan the opportunity to try a wide variety of criminal cases. After a case finished at the trial court, Megan was often asked to handle the matter on appeal. As a result, she has served as lead counsel in over 50 criminal appeals and argued before the court of appeals on numerous occasions. Many of Megan’s arguments have been adopted by the appellate courts and are now law.
In sum, Megan understands the entire criminal justice system, from trial to appeal, and her direct and comprehensive style has won her the trust of clients and judges alike. She is passionate about giving her clients good advice, executing successful trial strategies, and persuading appellate courts to adopt new constitutional arguments.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2011||12/22/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certified - Criminal Appellate Law||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||2018|
|Board Certified - Criminal Law||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||2017|
|Assistant District Attorney||Hood County District Attorney's Office||2013 - 2019|
|Assistant County Attorney||Hood County Attorney's Office||2012 - 2012|
|Associate Attorney||Anderson, Riddle, & Kuehler, LLP||2012 - 2012|
|Assistant City Attorney||City of Arlington||2011 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||2011 - Present|
|Texas Board of Legal Specialization||Member||N/A|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Austin Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Williamson County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Baylor University School of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||2011|
|Monthly Bar Association Meeting||Legal Writing on Appeal||2018|
|Judicial Conference||Judicial Jeopardy: Managing Daubert/Robinson Issues||2011|