Megan A. Phillips

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Madison, WI

Richter & Phillips LLP
 | 121 S. Pinckney Street, Suite 525
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-390-3082
Fax: 608-535-6118
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Family Law (20%),
  • Appellate (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Megan A. Phillips is a partner and owner at Richter & Phillips, LLP, focusing on business litigation, civil litigation and family law.  Megan also defends professionals and health care providers in licensing cases, and teaches negotiations and mediation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison law school.

Megan earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and she returned to her alma mater for law school. She has already earned a reputation as one of Wisconsin's most promising young litigators and mediators. She has a "Superb" rating from Avvo and was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star for three consecutive years – a distinction reserved for only 2.5% of attorneys statewide.

Megan is an active member of the State Bar of Wisconsin Family Law Board, an active volunteer at the Family Law Assistance Center in Dane County, and a frequent lecturer on negotiation techniques. She contributes regularly to the Wisconsin Law Journal, The Verdict Magazine and was recently featured twice in Forbes.

Megan also defends healthcare, business and other licensed professionals in disciplinary actions before the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing.  For more information on this area of Megan’s practice, visit her website:

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (20%)

Civil Litigation (20%)

Family Law (20%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Appellate (20%)

Civil Litigation (10%)

Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Mediation & Collaborative Law


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Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018

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About Megan Phillips

Admitted: 2010, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage:


  • Voted Super Lawyers Rising Star 2015, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Who Will Tap This Giant Fin-Tech Opportunity In The Uber Economy?, Featured in Forbes Magazine Online, 2015
  • Ending The Confidence Crisis For Women Entrepreneurs, Featured in Forbes Magazine Online, 2013
  • Legal Association for Women (LAW) - Board of Directors, Committee Chairwoman, 2010
  • Scholarship Recipient, Madison Business Professional Women Association, 2009
  • Leonard Loeb Family Law Scholarship, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2009
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Collaboratively Trained Family Law Attorney, Collaborative Family Law Association of Wisconsin, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Dane County Bar Association Case Mediation Program, 2014
  • Program Chair, "Build Your Own Practice" CLE, 2014
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, CLE Committee, 2014
  • Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Dane County Family Law Attorneys Group (DCFLAG), 2012
  • Board, State Bar of Wisconsin (Family, Litigation, Solo & Small Firm Sections), 2010
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice, Womens Caucus Member and Article Contributor, 2010
  • Inns of Court, James E. Doyle Chapter, 2010

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Family Law Assistance Center (FLAC) Volunteer Attorney, 2015
  • National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA), Mentor and Special Advocate, 2012
  • Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, Volunteer and Fundraiser, 2008
  • AIDS Network of Dane County, Volunteer and Fundraiser, 2006

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Negotiations Seminar, Faculty Lecturer, University of Wisconsin Law School Lawyering Skills Course, 2016
  • Client Interviews and Divorce Process Tools, Chairwoman and Lecturer, Build Your Practice: Handling a Basic Divorce, State Bar Of Wisconsin, 2015
  • Medical Malpractice for Physicians, Lecturer, University of Wisconsin Medical School, 2015
  • Depositions and Licensing Issues for Physicians, Lecturer, University of Wisconsin Medical School, 2015
  • Lawyering Skills Course, Lecturer, Negotiations for Lawyers, University Of Wisconsin Law School, 2014
  • Family Law Annual Conference, Lecturer, Diminished Capacity in Family Law Cases, State Bar Of Wisconsin, 2014
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics Medical Resident Education, Lecturer, Malpractice Exposure for New Physicians, 2013
  • The Law, Author, Why Marketing Matters, 2013
  • The Verdict, Author, Surviving the Economic Meltdown as Graduating Lawyer, 2011
  • Wisconsin Law Journal, Featured in Article, Legal Cents, 2011
  • Adjunct Professor of Mediation & Negotiations, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2010 - Present
  • Lawyering Skills Course, Managing the Early Years of Legal Practice and Negotiation Techniques & Tips, 2012 and 2013, Lecturer and Guest Faculty, University of Wisconsin Law School

Educational Background:

  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, B.A. in Journalism and Psychology, with honors, 2004
Office Location for Megan A. Phillips

121 S. Pinckney Street
Suite 525
Madison, WI 53703

Phone: 608-390-3082

Fax: 608-535-6118

Megan A. Phillips:

Last Updated: 4/6/2017

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