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Megan Deaton
Boulder, CO

Biography

Megan is a Texas transplant but is thrilled to be in Colorado. She joined Stahly LLC as an associate attorney in October 2018, after graduating from the University of Colorado School of Law. Megan is drawn to the practice of family law because of the opportunity to advocate for clients in the courtroom and interact with them on a personal level and help them resolve some of life's most important issues and challenges.

During law school, Megan worked as a law clerk for the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado and as a clerk for a firm that specialized in helping veterans obtain their military benefits. She was also an Associate Editor of the University of Colorado Law Review, President of the CU Women's Law Caucus, and a member of mock trial and moot court teams. Prior to law school, Megan attended the University of Oklahoma where she received a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Journalism.

Outside of the office, Megan enjoys practicing Irish dance, hiking Boulder's many beautiful trails, and studying languages.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law

Education

  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
    • Honors: President, CU Women’s Law Caucus
  • University of Oklahoma
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Journalism

Current Employment Positions

  • Associate Attorney

Professional Associations

  • Colorado Bar Association, 2018 to Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2018 to Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2018 to Present
  • Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee (IDC), 2018 to Present
  • Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee (IDC), Elected to Board of Directors, 2019 to Present

Representative Cases

  • Achieved the dismissal of two Colorado divorce cases based on the Colorado court’s lack of jurisdiction over an out-of-state spouse
  • Negotiated increased parenting time and a new Parenting Plan for a Colorado parent when the other parent requested to relocate with the parties’ child to another state
  • Worked collaboratively with an out-of-state attorney to move a client’s Colorado parental responsibilities case to the client’s home state over the Colorado party’s objection
  • Directed a minority parenting time client through a difficult Child and Family Investigator process and achieved equal parenting time for the client with her child
  • Assisted in settling a complex financial divorce case involving assets located in another country, requiring analysis of foreign currency exchange rates and correspondence with resources outside the United States

Past Positions

  • United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado, Law Clerk
  • 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Appeals Law Clerk
  • Sean Kendall Law, Law Clerk specializing in military benefits