Megan A. Phillips

Top rated Family Law attorney in Madison, Wisconsin

Richter & Phillips LLP
Megan A. Phillips
Richter & Phillips LLP

Practice Areas: Family Law, Appellate, Business Litigation; view more

Licensed in Wisconsin since: 2010

Education: University of Wisconsin Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2022

Richter & Phillips LLP

121 S. Pinckney Street
Suite 525
Madison, WI 53703 Visit website


Attorney Megan A. Phillips is a partner and owner at Richter & Phillips, LLP, focusing on family law, business litigation, and professional licensing defense. Megan has also taught courses on negotiations, mediation and arbitration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School for over 9 years.

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 a "Superb" rating from the legal review website Avvo, where she has received a perfect score from every client who has ever reviewed her. She has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star for six consecutive years – a distinction reserved for only 2.5% of attorneys statewide each year.

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

In her licensing defense cases, Megan defends healthcare, business and other licensed professionals in disciplinary actions before the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.  For more information on this area of Megan’s practice, visit her website:

Practice areas

Family Law, Appellate, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Defense, Estate & Trust Litigation, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Animal Bites, Appeals, Brain Injury, Child Support, Construction Accident, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Paternity, Personal Injury - Defense, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Prenuptial Agreements, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Will Contests, Wrongful Death

  • 40% Family Law
  • 10% Appellate
  • 10% Business Litigation
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10% Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 10% Other

First Admitted: 2010, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage:

Educational Background:
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, B.A. in Journalism and Psychology, with honors, 2004
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Collaboratively Trained Family Law Attorney, Collaborative Family Law Association of Wisconsin, 2016
  • Selection based on perfect client reviews., Client Choice Award, Avvo Lawyer Reviews, 2020
  • Scholarship Recipient, Madison Business Professional Women Association, 2009
  • Ending The Confidence Crisis For Women Entrepreneurs, Featured in Forbes Magazine Online, 2013
  • Legal Association for Women (LAW) - Board of Directors, Committee Chairwoman, 2010
  • Voted Super Lawyers Rising Star 2015, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Leonard Loeb Family Law Scholarship, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2009
  • Who Will Tap This Giant Fin-Tech Opportunity In The Uber Economy?, Featured in Forbes Magazine Online, 2015
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Presenter on Contract Negotiations, Presenter, University of Wisconsin Medical School, 2021
  • Wisconsin Law Journal, Featured in Article, Legal Cents, 2011
  • The Verdict, Author, Surviving the Economic Meltdown as Graduating Lawyer, 2011
  • The Law, Author, Why Marketing Matters, 2013
  • Depositions and Licensing Issues for Physicians, Lecturer, University of Wisconsin Medical School, 2015
  • Medical Malpractice for Physicians, Lecturer, University of Wisconsin Medical School, 2015
  • Client Interviews and Divorce Process Tools, Chairwoman and Lecturer, Build Your Practice: Handling a Basic Divorce, State Bar Of Wisconsin, 2015
  • Family Law Annual Conference, Lecturer, Diminished Capacity in Family Law Cases, State Bar Of Wisconsin, 2014
  • Lawyering Skills Course, Lecturer, Negotiations for Lawyers, University Of Wisconsin Law School, 2014
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics Medical Resident Education, Lecturer, Malpractice Exposure for New Physicians, 2013
  • 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, 2018
  • Adjunct Professor of Mediation & Negotiations, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2013 - Present, Adjunct Professor, 2021
  • Negotiations Seminar, Faculty Lecturer, University of Wisconsin Law School Lawyering Skills Course, 2016
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Edgewood Campus School - Home and School Committee, Room Parent, 2021
  • Preschool of the Arts, volunteer and donor, 2020
  • National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA), Mentor and Special Advocate, 2012
  • Family Law Assistance Center (FLAC) Volunteer Attorney, 2015
  • AIDS Network of Dane County, Volunteer and Fundraiser, 2006
  • Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, Volunteer and Fundraiser, 2008
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Centennial Scholars and Clinicians Program - designed and led program on negotiation techniques for medical professionals, specifically those of underrepresented groups., 2021
  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin - Membership Committee, 2021
  • Dane County Rape Crisis Center Board of Directors, member of Fundraising and Human Resources committees , 2021
  • Family Law Assistance Clinic (FLAC), 2019
  • Dane County Case Mediation Program, 2016
  • Family Law Assistance Clinic (FLAC), 2020
  • Inns of Court, James E. Doyle Chapter, 2022
  • Board, Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, 2016
  • Board, Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, Programming Committee and Legal Education Presenter, 2017
  • Board, Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, 2018
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, CLE Committee, 2014
  • Dane County Family Law Attorneys Group (DCFLAG), 2020
  • Board, State Bar of Wisconsin (Family, Litigation, Solo & Small Firm Sections), 2010
  • Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Dane County Bar Association Case Mediation Program, 2014
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice, Womens Caucus Member and Article Contributor, 2010
  • Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Program Chair, "Build Your Own Practice" CLE, 2014

Office location for Megan A. Phillips

121 S. Pinckney Street
Suite 525
Madison, WI 53703

Phone: 608-390-3555


8 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2022

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