As a lifelong learner, I love that the law is interdisciplinary—numbers and words collide at the crossroads of medicine and government, science and sociology. And I love that the practice of law calls for knowledge driven by purpose and curiosity fueled by compassion. Every day, I am inspired by my colleagues who pursue justice for our clients.


Megan is an associate at Ciresi Conlin.  Prior to joining the firm, she served as a law clerk to Judge Eric C. Tostrud of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, and Justices David R. Stras and Paul C. Thissen at the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Megan graduated valedictorian from Mitchell Hamline School of Law.  Her courses and firm experience focused on personal injury and mass tort litigation.  She also worked in a clinic with the Innocence Project of Minnesota, advocating for people who were wrongfully convicted.  Megan graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota, where she double-majored in Spanish and Sociology of Law.  She received the Best Undergraduate Paper Award for her thesis about jury instructions on eyewitness (mis)identification.

Megan is also an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, where she teaches a Judicial Writing course that prepares students for judicial clerkships.


  • Minnesota

  • U.S. District Court, Minnesota


Named a “Minnesota Rising Star,” Super Lawyers (2022)

Named to “Notable Emerging Stars in the Law,” Twin Cities Business (2022)

Named “Attorney of the Year” by Minnesota Lawyer (2021 – Group Award)

Community Service

  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Adjunct Professor, Judicial Writing: Preparing for a Judicial Clerkship (2020-2022)


  • Civil Procedure: Statutory Interpretation: Compensating for Ambiguities in the Workers’ Compensation Act
    Schmitz v. U.S. Steel Corp., 852 N.W.2d 669 (Minn. 2014), Mitchell Hamline Law Review Vol. 42 (2016)