Megan McCarthy is a partner in the Montgomery office. She primarily handles litigation in the areas of auto accident defense, insurance defense, insurance bad faith, construction law, and personal injury defense. Megan also handles insurance coverage issues that arise before and after a lawsuit is filed.
Megan McCarthy is an experienced litigator. Over the last 16 years, she has taken over 1,500 depositions and tried over 45 jury trials and 120 bench trials to verdict in a number of different types of venues across the State of Alabama. Many of these verdicts resulted in defense verdicts or verdicts significantly below the amount offered prior to trial. Megan’s clients value her experience and ability to try cases to verdict when a resolution cannot be reached prior to trial. Because of her strong presence in the courtroom, Megan was selected as a “Rising Star” in both Alabama and the Mid-South.
Recently, the President of the Alabama District Court Judges Association personally asked Megan to write an article for the Alabama State Bar's Journal, The Alabama Lawyer, regarding trying cases in District Court. The article titled “District Court Trial and Evidence Practice Pointers” serves as a guide for lawyers trying District Court cases in Alabama.
Megan is also often called upon by insurers to provide professional opinions on a multitude of insurance coverage issues. She often takes Examinations Under Oath of insureds in order to attempt to resolve coverage issues prior to filing a lawsuit. When necessary, she regularly represents insurance companies in Declaratory Judgment actions in both State and Federal Court. Megan previously drafted a number of amicus curiae briefs on insurance coverage issues. She also assists individuals and companies in situations where insurance coverage is in question.
Megan is an active member of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association. She currently serves as a Board Member for the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association for District 3. From 2010 to 2018, she also served on the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association's Young Lawyers Board. In 2018, Megan was President of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association's Young Lawyers Board.
Megan has a strong passion for mentoring young lawyers in the practice of law. She regularly serves as a faculty member for the Deposition Bootcamp that is sponsored by the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association. Megan also regularly judges Mock Trial Competitions at the University of Alabama School of Law and Jones Law School.
Megan is admitted to all state and federal courts in Alabama and Maryland.
Megan is a graduate of the University of the South, where she received her B.S. in Chemistry. During college, Megan played varsity field hockey and served as the Inter-Sorority Counsel President. Megan graduated from law school from the University of Baltimore School of Law. During law school, Megan was on the University of Baltimore Law Review. She served as Production Editor and was named Editor of the Year in 2004. During law school, Megan was also a member of the National Environmental Law Moot Court Team. After graduating from law school, Megan served as Law Clerk to Judge C. Clarke Raley of the Maryland Seventh Judicial Circuit.
Megan and her husband, Tom, enjoy spending time with their son, Brooks. She regularly keeps the scorebook for Brooks’ little league team. Megan also enjoys running. Over the last eight years, she has run 19 marathons and ultra-marathons.