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Megan Stanley

Senior Partner

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Biography

Since becoming licensed as an attorney in 1994, Megan has worked in many different roles to improve outcomes for children impacted by the family law system. She began her career at a small firm practicing juvenile dependency and family law. In 1996, Megan opened her own practice representing parents and children in juvenile dependency and family law matters.

In 2001, Megan transitioned her practice to focus on Title 26 Guardian ad Litem (GAL) matters, representing the best interest of children in family law cases. This allowed her to devote more time to raising her two daughters. Serving as a GAL for children and minor parents, Megan gained experience in child development, family dynamics and conflict resolution. Her GAL appointments involved investigating complex parenting issues including substance abuse, mental health, and domestic violence. She also has extensive experience advocating for youth in foster care who have suffered from abuse and neglect.

Megan is a skilled mediator, having served for 10 years as a contract mediator for the King County Prosecuting Attorney Family Support Division. In this role, she mediated  parenting and child support disputes in paternity matters.

Megan brings perspective and integrity to each case.  She strives to find common ground and preserve long term working relationships for parents after their marriage or intimate partner relationship is dissolved.   Megan also strives to reach financial settlements that will provide long term stability for her clients post divorce. 

Classes & Seminars

  • “Title 26 Guardian ad Litem Training – Law and the Legal Process,” King County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 2017
  • “Law and Soccer Practice: Strategies to Balance Work and Family Life,” Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 2016

Published Works

  • “The Trend Toward Equal Parenting,” King County Bar Bulletin, 2016

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D.
  • St. Marys, Notre Dame, Indiana
    • B.A.
    • Major: Psychology and Humanistics

Professional Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association, Adjunct Investigative Counsel Panel
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts