Megan E. ArthurOrganizations and Community Activities:
Attorney at Law
Southern Methodist University, B.A. 2000
The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D. 2006
Supreme Court of Tennessee 2006
Tennessee Court of Appeals 2006
United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee 2006
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee 2007
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit 2007
Comment: Administrative Law--Hamby v. Neel: Claims to Applications for Benefits as Property Interests Receiving Procedural Due Process Protections, 36 U. Mem. L. Rev. 783 (2006).
Former Member of Board of Directors for Memphis Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors (terms include 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010)
Former Chair of Memphis Area Legal Services Fundraising Campaign, Young Lawyers Section (2008, 2009, and 2010)
Memphis Bar Association, Member
Association of Women Attorneys, Member
Tennessee Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
2011-12 Treasurer of the Litigation Section Council for the Memphis Bar Association; President-Elect 2013-14
Member of Board of Directors of Center City Commission for Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee
Megan, a native of Memphis, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University in 2000. After graduation, she served three years as a broker’s assistant to several senior investment executives at a national financial planning corporation before earning her Juris Doctorate degree in 2006 from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. During law school, Megan served as an Associate Editor on the University of Memphis Law and received the 2004 Dean’s Award for Excellence for Best Appellate Brief and the 2003 Dean’s Award for Excellence for Best Memorandum. After practicing in the areas of insurance defense, employment law, medical malpractice, and family law for five years, Megan joined the firm in February of 2011 to concentrate exclusively on her domestic litigation practice, including divorce, child custody, parentage, paternity, adoption, child support, alimony and prenuptial agreements.
Megan is an active member of the local legal community, having served three years as a member of the of the Memphis Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors. In addition, she served as a member of the Memphis Area Legal Services Access to Justice Fundraising Campaign steering committee for three years as well. She was elected to serve as Treasurer on the Litigation Section Council for the Memphis Bar Association and is President-Elect of the Litigation Section for 2013-14. She also was invited to apply for and was accepted into the 2011 Leadership Memphis Fast Track Program for emerging civic leaders in the Memphis area. In addition, Megan is a member of the Center City Commission Board of Directors for Memphis and Shelby County, a position to which she was appointed by Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell.
Megan is also involved in local community and civic activities. She is a member of the Grand Krewe of Ptolemy as well as Carnival Memphis, “The Party with a Purpose” that has raised money for Mid South children’s charities for over seventy years. Ms. Arthur volunteers with the Tunica Humane Society and has assisted this organization in its campaign for the establishment of a permanent, no-kill animal shelter in Tunica, Mississippi. A lifelong equestrian, Megan enjoys riding hunter/jumpers in her spare time as well as running with her dogs Maggie, Gus, and Jack.