Megan A. Phillips

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Madison, WI

Richter & Phillips LLP
 | 121 S. Pinckney Street, Suite 525
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-390-3555
Fax: 608-390-3556
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (20%),
  • Appellate (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    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 negotiations and mediation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison law school for 6 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 already earned a reputation as one of Wisconsin's most promising young litigators and mediators. 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 five 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 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.

    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
    • 20%Family Law
    • 20%Appellate
    • 20%Civil Litigation: Defense
    • 10%Business Litigation
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
    • 10%Other
    Focus Areas

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


    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 7 years

    Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021

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    About Megan Phillips

    Admitted: 2010, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage:


    • Scholarship Recipient, Madison Business Professional Women Association, 2009
    • Ending The Confidence Crisis For Women Entrepreneurs, Featured in Forbes Magazine Online, 2013
    • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
    • 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

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • 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, 2010
    • Board, Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, 2016
    • Board, Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, 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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • 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

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • 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, 2010 - Present
    • Negotiations Seminar, Faculty Lecturer, University of Wisconsin Law School Lawyering Skills Course, 2016

    Educational Background:

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

    121 S. Pinckney Street
    Suite 525
    Madison, WI 53703

    Phone: 608-390-3555

    Fax: 608-390-3556

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    Last Updated: 6/1/2021

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