MEGAN K. MCCARTHY

mmccarthy@hglawpc.com
Central Alabama Office

Mrs. McCarthy focuses her practice primarily in the areas of motor vehicle and trucking litigation and insurance coverage. Megan actively participates in litigation involving motor vehicle liability and personal injury defense.  Over the last 13 years, she has tried over 25 cases in all types of venues around the State of Alabama.  In 2017 alone, Mrs. McCarthy tried seven jury trials to verdict, receiving a defense verdict in five.  Megan is also often called upon by insurers to provide professional opinions on a multitude of insurance coverage issues. She regularly represents insurance companies in declaratory judgment actions in both state and federal court. Megan has also drafted a number of amicus curiae briefs on insurance coverage issues. She also aids individuals and companies in situations where insurance coverage is in question.

Megan has served on the Alabama Defense Lawyers Young Lawyers’ Board from 2010 to the present. Mrs. McCarthy is currently the President of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Young Lawyers’ Board.  Consistently from 2012 to 2017, Megan received the honor of being selected as an Alabama “Rising Star,” an award afforded to the top 2.5% of all lawyers in Alabama, who are under the age of 40.  In 2016 and 2017, Ms. McCarthy was selected as a Mid-South “Rising Star,” which is afforded to the top 2.5% of all lawyers in the Mid-South, who are under the age of 40. Before entering private practice, she served as law clerk to Judge C. Clarke Raley of the Maryland Seventh Judicial Circuit.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Maryland State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama

Legal Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Juris Doctor, 2004
  • University of Baltimore Law Review – Editor
  • National Environmental Law Moot Court Team

College Degree(s), Honors and Activities

  • University of the South, Bachelor of Science (Chemistry), 2001
  • Varsity Field Hockey – Team Captain
  • Intersorority Council – President

Current and Past Professional Affiliations

  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

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