Megan Santiago

Megan Santiago

Associate
Location:
Marietta, Georgia
Phone:
888-930-9165
Email:

Megan Santiago is from Gainesville, Georgia, where she attended Brenau University, graduating with a B.S. in Clinical Psychology. After eight years as a counselor, she decided that she could have more of an impact as an advocate by becoming a lawyer. She worked for several years at her father’s law firm in Dawsonville, Georgia while attending Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. There, she served as a Student Bar Association representative for three years straight, was President of the Public Interest Law Society, and was the Moot Court Board vice-chair.

Megan graduated in the top quarter of her class from AJMLS in 2013, managing to also juggle an externship in the Major Felonies Division at the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office and clerking at the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. Upon graduating, she received awards for pro bono service and the honor of the AJMLS Excellence in Appellate Advocacy Award. She is thrilled to help serve Georgia communities as a family law attorney.

Megan currently lives in Symrna, Georgia with her husband Carlos, an attorney with the City of Atlanta Ethics Office, and their dog Lucy. She spends her free time practicing yoga and learning Japanese.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2014
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2015
  • Georgia Court of Appeals

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 2013
    • Honors: Excellence in Appellate Advocacy Award; Pro Bono Recognition
    • Honors: Student Bar Association
    • Honors: President of the Public Interest Law Society
    • Honors: Moot Court Board vice-chair
  • Brenau University, Gainesville, Georgia
    • B.S. - 2005
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Clinical Psychology

Published Works

Classes/Seminars

  • Rights and Remedies in Animal Law, Georgia Bar - Continuing Legal Education , June 23, 2017

Honors and Awards

  • AJMLS Excellence in Appellate Advocacy Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Georgia Trial Lawyer's Association, 2015 - Present
  • Blue Ridge Bar Association
  • Mental Health Sub-Committee Task Force, State Bar of Georgia
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • State Bar of Georgia

Past Employment Positions

  • Georgia Dept. of Behavioral Health, Law Clerk, 2012 - 2013
  • Law Office of Rex McClinton, Legal Assistant, 2007 - 2011
  • Major Felonies Division at the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, Extern, 2013 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer's Foundation, 2014 - Present
  • Guardian ad Litem, June 1, 2017 - Present

Languages

  • English

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Mu