MEGGAN DEWITT, STAFF ATORNEY
Meggan is the Staff Attorney at the Beacon Center where she brings her crazy enthusiasm for individual liberty to the litigation team. She works to protect the freedom of all Tennesseans and challenge unlawful government expansion by litigating for liberty in a variety of areas. She has a particular focus on property rights and first amendment challenges to local government action.
Before joining Beacon, Meggan was a legal associate in the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies where she authored Supreme Court amicus briefs on several different constitutional issues including freedom of speech and association, and procedural and substantive property rights. During law school, she clerked for the Institute for Justice in Arlington, Virginia where she worked on litigation related to economic liberty and freedom of speech, and for the Department of Forensic Sciences in Washington, D.C. where she handled criminal and employment law issues. Meggan was also a member of the Supreme Court Clinic, where she worked on research and drafting for Supreme Court amicus briefs, a merits brief and oral arguments before the Court. Meggan holds a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law, where she served as a Research Editor for the Civil Rights Law Journal and acted as Chief Justice for the law school’s moot court organization, in that role she managed the Board and its members and competed nationally. She holds a B.A. in political science and history from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Meggan lives in Nashville with her husband (Joe) and their two dogs (Bowser and Ewok). When not nerding out about law or venting about government abuse, she is likely hanging out with them, walking around the neighborhood or watching something sports, science fiction, or true crime related.
- Favorite food(s): oysters rockefeller, traditional pasta carbonara, mid-rare filet, spicy panang curry
- Favorite teams: Washington Capitals, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks, Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers
- Weird fact(s) about me: I just discovered that my forebears owned a lot of land in colonial Maryland and were some of the first folks to volunteer to fight the British – I can join Daughters of the Revolution!
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