Megan L. Whiteside is a senior attorney at Brown & Barron. Megan focuses her practice on nursing home abuse and other catastrophic injury cases. Throughout her legal career, she has gained trial and appellate experience in a variety of civil litigation practice areas, including nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, automobile negligence, and premises liability. Megan leverages her prior experience representing victims as well as defendants in order to make strategic and tactical decisions for her injured clients and their families. Representing injured people and their families is an honor and a responsibility that she does not take lightly. Megan believes that her role is to both guide her clients with compassion and to protect their rights as a passionate storyteller in the courtroom.
Since 2014, Megan has served as an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC. She teaches a course on Scientific Evidence and Expert Testimony, in which she prepares young advocates to work with experts in pre-trial discovery, to successfully write and argue motions relating to expert witnesses, and to present scientific and technical evidence at trial.
Megan speaks nationally on trial work, on teaching trial advocacy, and on issues facing women in the legal profession. She has been a podcast guest on the Trial Lawyer View Podcast, The Mother Board Podcast, the Is That Even Legal? Podcast, as well as others set to be released soon.
During the pandemic, Megan launched her own podcast called Mom Life and Law, an interview-style podcast that provides resources, encouragement, and support to other lawyer moms. Megan also hosts CLE seminars, leadership summits, and other events for lawyer moms to help them build their professional networks and advance their careers.
Megan is admitted to practice law in Maryland and Washington, DC, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court. She is currently a member of the Maryland Association for Justice, the Trial Lawyers Association of the District of Columbia, and the American Association for Justice. She serves as an active volunteer on the Law Schools Committee for the American Association for Justice, where she combines her passion for representing injured people as a trial lawyer with her passion for teaching law students to be powerful advocates in the courtroom.
When she is not fighting to protect the rights of injured people and their families, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons and running marathons.