JGL attorney honored by The Daily Record

July 13, 2018

Joseph, Greenwald & Laake attorney Megan Benevento has been honored by The Daily Record with placement on their 2018 Very Important Professional (VIP) Successful by 40 list. Each year this prestigious list honors Maryland’s leaders under 40 years old who have shown outstanding commitment both to their chosen professions and enacting change in their communities.

“This is a big deal for the entire Joseph Greenwald & Laake family,” said Burt Kahn, the firm’s managing director. “We are all proud of Megan for earning such an esteemed award from Maryland’s leading source for legal news. It is truly a testament to her dedicated advocacy and her devotion to protecting the rights of her clients.”

Megan is a civil litigation lawyer and dedicated advocate with deep experience in protecting and enforcing the rights of children, parents, and other individuals who have been injured or had their rights violated by another person or entity. She handles a broad range of civil rights and general litigation matters before state and federal courts throughout Maryland and the Washington, D.C. area, including police brutality, child abuse, domestic abuse, First Amendment violations, legislative disputes, significant personal injury, commercial disputes, malpractice, and class action fraud litigation.

Megan helps her clients utilize the court system as an agent for social change to vindicate their rights and redress their injuries. In addition to her work in the courtroom, Megan has helped children in the foster care system and worked to improve the overburdened child welfare system.

Megan has also served on the front lines of many interventions and investigations involving severe child abuse and neglect, and testified in support of two bills in the Maryland state legislature during the 2018 legislative session: HB 1072 and 1571, which would assist in the prevention of child abuse within the school system. Megan is managing multiple sexual alleged misconduct cases against the Harbour School, a Baltimore County school that serves over 150 students with special needs. She is also on among the Joseph Greenwald & Laake attorneys who are litigating cases on behalf of students who were sexually abused by school staff members in both Prince George’s County and Charles County.

Megan will be honored along with her fellow VIP honorees at an Awards Celebration at Gertrude’s restaurant in Baltimore on September 13. The celebration will consist of a reception, networking opportunities, dinner and dessert.

Congratulations, Megan on this wonderful professional and personal achievement!

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