Megan House Wilson
Megan House Wilson
Megan House Wilson, a native Memphian, started her legal career working with a solo practitioner in Memphis handling a variety of matters including landlord-tenant disputes, juvenile court matters, criminal defense and divorces. Megan enjoyed her work but quickly realized her passion for representing individuals entrenched in contested family law matters and joined Douglass & Runger in 2016 to further her career serving clients in the areas of divorce, child custody, child support and post-divorce matters. The gratification Megan obtains from assisting her clients in oftentimes the most difficult time of their lives drives Megan to fiercely advocate for them in Court. Never one to back down from a fight, Megan quickly established herself as a rising star in the Memphis divorce bar regularly going toe to toe with some of Memphis’ so called “divorce sharks” and routinely obtaining favorable results for her clients at trial.
While she relishes the opportunity to take unreasonable litigants and attorneys to trial to achieve her clients’ desired results, Megan understands that protracted litigation sometimes only further fractures the family dynamic, particularly with minor children. Megan also appreciates that contested divorce can become expensive, and for that reason, she prides herself on always working closely with her clients from the outset of the representation to determine their objectives, assess the reasonableness of their goals and likelihood of success and establish a clearly defined game plan for moving forward. While some attorneys in the divorce bar plant unrealistic expectations in their clients’ minds, preying on their emotionally weakened state for their own financial gain, Megan listens closely to her clients and does everything within her power to resolve matters amicably outside of court when possible.
Megan brings the same tenacity and experience to her clients who are charged with criminal offenses and has extensive litigation experience representing individuals charged with misdemeanors and felonies in a variety of criminal defense matters. Being arrested or charged with a criminal act can be a terrifying experience, and Megan understands that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Megan also understands that her clients’ futures can be turned upside down if their cases are not dismissed, favorably resolved or result in acquittals. Megan’s clients come to her not only fearing potential jail time or having a black mark on their criminal records, but also fearing that their jobs may be at stake or potential job opportunities could be jeopardized as a result of the arrest. Understanding that the devil is in the details, Megan thoroughly analyzes her criminal clients’ defenses and works aggressively with state prosecutors to poke holes in their cases and expose “reasonable doubt” to achieve the best results for her clients.
Her love of public service and community keeps Megan active outside of work. During law school, Megan volunteered with CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, representing abused and neglected children in the court system. In order to continue giving back to the Memphis community, Megan currently serves a Youth Court volunteer and advisor for Alpha Delta Pi sorority. An avid college football fan, Megan can often be found cheering on her Ole Miss rebels on Saturdays just as she was raised to do by her parents who were both Ole Miss alumni. She and her husband Andrew have two rescue dogs, Tucker and Maggie, who are the
center of their world.
University of Memphis, J.D. 2014
University of Tennessee at Martin, BSBA Marketing, 2011
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- Tennessee, 2014
Associations and Memberships
Tennessee Bar Association