About Megan

P1050765Megan focuses her practice on Estate Planning. She values the opportunity to work with families and individuals in preparing their estate plans and to be a trusted source of help to these families.

Megan speaks at Continuing Legal Education seminars at the state and national level and is a frequent speaker at PEPS groups and other Seattle organizations. Prior to opening Gebhardt Law Office, Megan litigated at a Seattle law firm and is admitted to the Western and Eastern District Federal Courts. She graduated cum laude from Seattle University School of Law and received her B.A. magna cum laude from St. Mary’s College of California where she was a D1 Women’s cross-country runner and twice served as team captain.

She was born and raised in Everett, Washington. She and her husband, an Ohio native, reside in Seattle with their two sons and enjoy everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Giving Back

Giving back to the community is a fundamental part of Megan’s practice as an attorney. Her legal philanthropic work includes:


Washington First Responder Will Clinics

Megan is proud to serve on the Board of the nationally recognized Washington First Responder Will Clinics. The will clinics provide free estate planning services to first responders, including local policemen and firemen, and their families. As of 2017, the WFRWC has held over 36 clinics and served over 1,900 clients. This represents over $1,300,000 of donated legal services to our state’s first responders.

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Presentation Name Conference Date
Six Steps to Create Your Will

Estate Planning Essentials

Estate Planning for Families

Estate Planning and Charitable Giving

PEPS Parent Talk Lecture Series

PEPS Parent Talk Lecture Series

PEPS Parent Talk Speaker Series

Parent Talk Lecture Series

2017

2016

2015

2014

Six Steps to Creating a Will MSFT Planned Giving Event 2013
Estate Planning Washington First Responder Will Clinic CLE 2012
Estate Planning Tips for Families PEPS 2012
Ethical Considerations in Estate Planning ARAG Attorney CLE 2012
Estate Planning Essentials Spring Into Health Event 2011
Estate Planning Essentials for New Families Program for Early Parent Support 2011
Estate Planning for Non Traditional Families NBI National Seminar 2011
Estate Planning and Updates on Washington Registered Domestic Partnership Law Washington First Responder Will Clinic Training 2010
Going Solo: A guide to starting your own practice Going Solo 2010
Estate Planning Washington First Responder Will Clinic 2009
Leveraging Social Media to improve your Practice National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys 2009

 

AWARDS
Award Name Granting Organization Date
Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation WSBA 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Certificate of Appreciation Washington State Bar Association 2011
Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation Washington State Bar Association 2011
Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation WSBA 2010
Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation WSBA 2009
Cum Laude Seattle University School of Law 2006
Pace Environmental Law Competition Seattle University School of Law 2004

 

 

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