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Meghan Litecky, 37

Attorney, Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, Kansas City

Practice areas: Civil litigation, plaintiff’s personal injury, medical malpractice and employment discrimination, employment defense and transportation law

Law school: University of Missouri-Kansas City

As a Jackson County Neighborhood Prosecutor of the Year, Meghan Litecky is no stranger to accolades. Even in school, she was the Tiera Farrow Student of the Year and the UMKC Law Alumni Association would eventually laud her with the Harry S. Truman Leadership Award.

The St. Paul, Minnesota native joined the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office in 2005. She was quickly named “Rookie of the Year” and spent the next decade there. She’s taught statutory law at the Kansas City Regional Police Academy and she still teaches trial skills to UMKC law students as an adjunct. Today, she’s brought that same prosecutorial tenacity to Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore.

Meghan excels at collaboration, thinking on her feet, and delivering successful results while under incredible pressure,” writes one colleague. “There’s no challenge I’ve seen her encounter that she hasn’t overcome.”

What has been your favorite moment as an attorney?

While a prosecutor for Jackson County, the hugs I received from two families who each lost a young son in a violent home invasion and shooting in Kansas City in 2009.

What inspired you to get involved in the legal profession?

My mother. She has dedicated her career to being a registered nurse in pediatric oncology. Although my mom worked under incredible pressure and in very difficult situations, she and her clinic colleagues were a family in every sense and always worked with a smile and she formed unbreakable bonds with her patients.

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