Megan D. Halter
Megan D. Halter, Associate in the Firm’s Wilmington office, is a member of the Firm’s Litigation and Insurance Practice Groups. Megan regularly practices in state and federal courts, including Bankruptcy Court, handling a range of civil litigation matters, including commercial disputes, insurance coverage and casualty defense.
Megan’s passion in life is representing children and their families with regard to education and special education law issues, including, educational planning, student rights and discipline, and school policies and procedures, within both private and public schools systems. She also works with families to develop special needs and disability planning, and special needs trusts.
As the mother of a child with Autism, Megan has a particular interest in representing children and their families affected by Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders, helping families navigate through the school system and special education process, including seeking the successful integration and independence of children with special needs.
While Megan is licensed to practice law within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, she also spends a significant amount of time working for families of children with special needs in her home state of Maryland, and neighboring state of Delaware, acting as an advocate for the families during the IEP (Individualized Education Plan) process. She also acts as an advocate in legislative matters concerning Autism.
Pro Bono work includes Volunteer Attorney for the Support Center for Child Advocates in Philadelphia and work as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Cecil County Maryland for children with special needs in the foster care system.
J.D., Widener University School of Law (2002)
Paralegal Studies, Villanova University (1996)
B.A., LaSalle University (1993)
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Chester County Bar Association
Education Law Association
Chairperson, Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (Cecil County)