Associate
mtaylor@tatebywater.com

Megan joined TATE BYWATER as an associate in February 2014.  Her practice is centered on family law matters, including divorce, property division, custody, support and visitation, and adoption.  She rounds out her experience with criminal representation, and is a member of the Virginia Bar Association, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and Fairfax Bar Association.

Megan graduated from Brigham Young University in 2003, with a BA in Political Science and a BS in Conservation Biology.  Following graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C., and worked on Capitol Hill as an aide to former United States Senator Larry E. Craig.  Upon finishing her first year of law school at the David A. Clarke School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia, Megan was named a Dean’s Fellow.  She also served on the Editorial Board of the University of the District of Columbia Law Review as a Publications Editor, and provided over 1000 hours of pro-bono legal representation as a court-certified student attorney to low-income residents of the District of Columbia. She graduated cum laude in 2013.

Outside her general practice, Megan has a particular interest in religious liberty advocacy and litigation, and has worked as a research assistant to two well-known legal scholars in that area: Professors W. Cole Durham and Helen Alvaré.  Her research has been included in amicus briefs to two United States Supreme Court decisions: the unanimously-decided landmark case Hosanna Tabor v. EEOC, and Hollingsworth v. Perry.  Megan continues to be involved with the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at the Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark School of Law.

She and her husband, Dr. Ryan Taylor, DMD, currently reside in Fairfax, VA with their son.

Areas of Practice

  • Domestic Relations
  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation

Admissions

  • Virginia

Education

University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2013
cum laude

Brigham Young University
Bachelor of Arts, 2003
Bachelor of Science, 2003

Achievements

  • Publications Editor, University of the District of Columbia Law Review

Past Experience

  • International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark School of Law
  • HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic, Low Income Taxpayer Legal Clinic, David A. Clarke School of Law
  • Special Legislative Assistant, United States Senator Larry E. Craig
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