Megan A. Benevento

Megan is an attorney in the firm’s complex civil litigation group. She handles a broad range of complex litigation matters for both plaintiffs and defendants before state and federal courts throughout Maryland and the Washington, D.C. area, including: commercial disputes, constitutional law, class-actions, professional malpractice, complex injury, criminal defense, and child advocacy. 

Beyond her typical civil litigation docket, Megan has robust experience in the field of child advocacy.  In 2018, Megan was recognized as one of Maryland's professional under forty "VIP" award winners for her contributions to the legal field and community, including successfully testifying in support of a Maryland bill to prevent child abuse and for her litigation work on behalf of abused children.

Megan attended Georgetown University Law Center where she graduated with pro-bono hours and was a member of the school’s inaugural class of leadership fellows. In her undergraduate years, Megan graduated magna cum laude from the University of Oregon where she was recognized twice with the Deans Award for Service for service to the university and community. This award was due to Megan's extensive work in the community as a child advocate, as well as her leadership at the university where she served as the youngest, and only female, judge on the school's Constitutional Court while also serving on the college's Diversity and Student Affairs Advisory Community.

In her spare time, Megan also serves as the commissioner of the firm’s fantasy football league.

 

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Education

  • University of Oregon, Robert D. Clark Honors College, B.S., magna cum laude, 2012
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2016

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2016

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2017

Honors and Awards

  • Award for Innovatice Practices, Lane County Board of Commissioners, 2012
  • Recognized on the Maryland Daily Record's "Successfull by 40 VIP" list, 2018 

 

Certification/Specialties

  • Certified Victim’s Assistant, Oregon Department of Justice Crime Victims’ Services Division
  • Co-Author, "Color in the Details for Clients Getting a 'Gray Divorce'" in Estates and Trusts Magazine 

Classes/Seminars Taught

“Public Advocacy in Action: Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect” Workshop,  June 14, 2011, Foster Care Advocacy Team’s Foster Care Conference

Media Appearances

Pro Bono Activities

  • CAIR: Capitol Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition-Credible Fear Interviewer, 2013-2014
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), 2010-2014
  • Alumni Interviewer for Georgetown University Law Center’s Admissions

Speeches & Articles

  • “90by30: Reducing Child Maltreatment 90% by 2030 Through Collective Impact.”

Professional Affiliations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Prince George’s County Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association 
  • American Association for Justice

Outside the Office

Outside the office, Megan enjoys spending free time with her dog and exploring outdoor recreation activities throughout the metro Washington and Maryland.