Creative Dispute Resolution • Tough Litigation

Megan M. McDonald, Esquire

Phone: (215) 536-7606
Fax: (215) 536-7679

A native of Montgomery County, Attorney Megan “Meaghan” M. McDonald attended Wellesley College and Pepperdine University Law School in Malibu, California, where she was a published editor of the Law Review. After practicing in Los Angeles for several years, she returned to Pennsylvania, where she established her own law firm. Megan has over two decades of legal experience, most of it as a sole practitioner emphasizing domestic work. She joined Ashby Law Offices, LLC, in April 2015 and concentrates her practice in family law and Orphans' Court matters.

Although a fierce and tenacious litigator, Megan prefers to view her practice as a form of problem solving for people facing specific legal issues. With extensive experience in Pennsylvania domestic law matters, Megan spends the time with her clients to identify their needs and goals, and how best to achieve the outcome they need.

Recognizing that her clients are often in the midst of very challenging personal circumstances, Megan balances sincere compassion with direct, objective, guidance; an approach her clients appreciate. As she notes, “every divorce is a tragedy, because nobody goes into marriage expecting to get divorced. But when a divorce is necessary, my job is to help it happen in the best way possible.” Committed to offering clients the best possible options for their legal issues, Megan underwent training to become a Certified Mediator in 2015.

Megan is also an accomplished lifelong equestrian, riding and driving competitively. Her comprehensive knowledge of horses from on the ground and in the saddle makes her the lawyer to turn to when there are equine issues on the table.

Colleagues value Megan’s clear analytical thinking, incisive legal writing, and failure to adhere to the limitations of the box. She has quickly become an essential member of the Ashby legal team.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Support
  • Custody
  • Name Change
  • Grandparents Rights
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Property Settlement Agreements
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Equine Law

Admissions to Practice

  • Pennsylvania (1992)
  • California (1991)

Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California, J.D. (1990)
  • Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, B.A. (1997)

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