Meghan Lewis, Associate

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About

Associate Meghan E. Lewis joined Sandberg Phoenix Kansas City in 2014 after spending four years at another area law firm. An experienced business litigation and appellate attorney, Meghan has developed a successful practice focused on insurance coverage and bad faith defense, appellate advocacy, personal injury defense and legal malpractice defense.

She has significant experience in handling complex contractual disputes, business torts, professional liability and product liability issues efficiently and effectively. Meghan is also regarded by her colleagues as an invaluable resource in legal research, analysis and writing. These key skills enable her to represent clients in all phases of litigation, including appeals.

In recognition of her outstanding work as a young attorney, Meghan was selected as a “Rising Star” by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Background

Education
University of Missouri School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2009

University of Missouri-Columbia, Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), 2006

Meghan was featured on the University’s Dean’s List each semester of her undergraduate years with the University of Missouri-Columbia. She also served on the editorial board of the Missouri Law Review and worked as a research assistant while attending the University Of Missouri School of Law.

Licensure
Meghan is admitted in the following courts:
Missouri
Kansas
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
United States District Court for the District of Kansas
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Legal Industry Service
Committed to supporting the legal community, Meghan is currently a member of the:
Missouri Bar Association
Kansas Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Civic Involvement
Meghan gives back to the community by serving as:
An active member of the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri
A volunteer for the Mizzou Alumni Association, Kansas City Chapter
A member of the Mizzou Alumni Association’s Griffiths Leadership Society for Women

Recent Successes

Meghan obtained summary judgment on behalf of an insurer in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri. The case involved numerous insureds who were involved in a multi-vehicle accident which left one of the claimants paralyzed. After satisfying the limits on policies, summary judgment was granted due to exhaustion.

Meghan recently second chaired a jury trial involving a wrongful death case. Representing the defendant, Meghan helped achieve a verdict that ranked as the 11th largest defense verdict in the state that year.

Publications
Missouri’s New Law Levels the Field for Insurers, Law360
Case Note, Lessening the Rehabilitative Focus of the Federal Juvenile Delinquency Act: A Trend Towards Punitive Juvenile Dispositions? 74 Missouri Law Review 193 (2009)
Contributor to Sandberg Phoenix’s Bad Faith Blog and the firm’s Insurance E-News quarterly newsletter.

Presentations

Co-Presenter, Legal Ethics: Protecting Confidentiality in Electronic Communication, National Business Institute (May 2016)

Co-Presenter, The Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case Part II: Understanding Insurance Issues and Coverage, Missouri Bar Association CLE (March 2016)

Co-Presenter, Preservation of Rights Letter: Legal Standards and Court Interpretations, National Business Institute (June 2015)

Panelist, Generational Differences in the Practice of Law, Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (June 2012)

BIOGRAPHY

Associate Meghan E. Lewis joined Sandberg Phoenix Overland Park in 2014 after spending four years at another Kansas City area law firm. An experienced Business Litigation attorney, Meghan regularly works with insurance carriers, businesses large and small, and business and legal professionals on a variety of legal matters. Her practice areas include insurance coverage defense, contractual disputes, business torts, professional liability, employment law, and appellate practice. She also has experience in personal injury defense and toxic tort cases, including asbestos and diacetyl or “popcorn lung” matters.

“Sandberg Phoenix was a great fit for the next step in my career,” Meghan says, “because of its wide range of practice areas and commitment to superior client service.”

An adept attorney, Meghan learns quickly to take on and master complex legal issues with ease. Along with her carefully honed skills in research and writing, this adaptability provides Meghan with the skill to assist clients with a wide range of tasks.

“The best part of my job is being able to help business owners and individuals resolve their problems in an effective and efficient manner,” says Meghan. “They’ve placed their trust in me and I work tirelessly to help them achieve their goals.”

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