Megan A. Phillips

Top rated Family Law attorney in Madison, Wisconsin

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

Practice Areas: Family Law, Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution; view more

Licensed in Wisconsin since: 2010

Education: University of Wisconsin Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2023

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 nine 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, Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate, Civil Litigation: Defense, Professional Liability: Defense

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Appeals, Arbitration, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Licensing, Marital Property, Mediation, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Prenuptial Agreements, Professional Malpractice - Other

  • 30% Family Law
  • 30% Administrative Law
  • 10% Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10% Appellate
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10% Professional Liability: Defense

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
  • Who Will Tap This Giant Fin-Tech Opportunity In The Uber Economy?, Featured in Forbes Magazine Online, 2015
  • Voted Super Lawyers Rising Star 2015, Super Lawyers, 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
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "Til Debt Do Us Part", Lecturer, Bankruptcy Basics for the Family Law Practice, Wisconsin State Bar Continuing Legal Education, 2022
  • Professor of Negotiations & Mediation course in spring 2022, Adjunct Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2022
  • Know your Legal Rights publication , Article Writer , Common Child Custody Issues During the Holidays, Wisconsin Bar Association , 2022
  • Presenter on Contract Negotiations, Presenter, University of Wisconsin Medical School, 2021
  • Adjunct Professor of Mediation & Negotiations, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2013 - Present, Adjunct Professor, 2021
  • Managing the Early Years of Legal Practice and Negotiation Techniques & Tips, 2012 and 2013, Lecturer and Guest Faculty, Lawyering Skills Course, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2018
  • Negotiations in the Workplace, Lecturer, Developing Effective Communication Skills, University of Wisconsin - Madison Business School, 2017
  • Risk Management for Attorneys, Lecturer, Managing Expectations – From Client Selection to Fee Disputes: Avoiding OLR Complaints and Learning Mistakes , Insurance, Legal, 2015
  • Negotiations Seminar, Faculty Lecturer, Lawyering Skills Course, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2015
  • 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
  • The Law, Author, Why Marketing Matters, 2013
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics Medical Resident Education, Lecturer, Malpractice Exposure for New Physicians, 2013
  • Wisconsin Law Journal, Featured in Article, Legal Cents, 2011
  • The Verdict, Author, Surviving the Economic Meltdown as Graduating Lawyer, 2011
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Family Law Assistance Clinic (FLAC): volunteer legal assistance to those unable to afford an attorney. , 2023
  • Edgewood Campus School - Home and School Committee, Room Parent, 2022
  • Family Law Assistance Clinic (FLAC), 2021
  • Preschool of the Arts, volunteer and donor, 2020
  • 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
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Dane County Rape Crisis Center Board of Directors, chair of Fundraising Committee, chair of Bylaws Committee, 2023
  • Dane County Bar Association Communications Committee Chairwoman, 2023
  • Inns of Court, James E. Doyle Chapter, 2022
  • 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 Family Law Attorneys Group (DCFLAG), 2021
  • Family Law Assistance Clinic (FLAC), 2020
  • Board, Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, 2018
  • Lecturer for Wisconsin State Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference seminar More Than a Handshake: Effective Networking, 2017
  • Board, Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, Programming Committee and Legal Education Presenter, 2017
  • Dane County Case Mediation Program, 2016
  • Board, Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, 2016
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, CLE Committee, 2014
  • Dane County Bar Association Case Mediation Program, 2014
  • Program Chair, "Build Your Own Practice" CLE, 2014
  • Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Board, State Bar of Wisconsin (Family, Litigation, Solo & Small Firm Sections), 2010
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice, Womens Caucus Member and Article Contributor, 2010
Industry Groups:
  • Licensing defense for healthcare professionals and other licensed individuals with board complaints.

Office location for Megan A. Phillips

121 S. Pinckney Street
Suite 525
Madison, WI 53703

Phone: 608-390-3555


9 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2023

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