As a former prosecutor, Meghan Litecky learned how to think critically and make decisions under extreme pressure – a skill she carries with her today as a civil litigator.
Meghan’s prowess in the courtroom strengthens her ability to lead clients as a litigator, with attention to detail and the ability to make rapid decisions. Meghan’s practice focuses on a variety of civil litigation and personal injury defense matters, ranging from advising trucking companies in wrongful death actions to defending small businesses in professional liability claims.
Clients seek Meghan’s ability to defend them in trial and protect their businesses. For example, she successfully defended clients against an $8.5 million claim alleging a breach of their duty of loyalty and tortious interference with business expectancy.
Prior to joining Dysart Taylor, Meghan was an assistant prosecuting attorney for the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office. She is currently a Trial Advocacy Ad Junct Professor for the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, a Master in the Robert T. Ross Trial Academy, Co-Chair of the Association for Women Lawyers Women’s Trial Institute, the vice-chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee for the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Membership Chair of the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City, member of the Board of Directors for the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Foundation and member of the Transportation Lawyers Association.
- Successfully defended clients against $8.5 million claim alleging they’d breached their duty of loyalty to Plaintiff trucking company and tortiously interfered with Plaintiff’s business expectancy. Plaintiff also claimed that the Defendants should be enjoined from competing with it. The Circuit Court granted motions of summary judgment to dismiss on behalf of defendants after extensive and contentious discovery. NKC Transportation, LLC v. Hill, et al. Platte County Circuit Court Case No. 16AE-CV02038-01.
- Previously served the citizens of Jackson County as a prosecutor for 20 trials as lead counsel and 17 as co-counsel.
- Experienced in filing legal briefs, Writs of Mandamus, Suggestions in Opposition and supporting documents with the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District.
- Teaches statutory criminal law to officer candidates at the Regional Police Academy.
- Prosecuted state level felony and misdemeanor drug, driving, weapon offenses, and violent crimes.
- Prosecuted state level felony and misdemeanor domestic violence crimes, crimes against children, violent crimes, and sexual crimes.
- Served as co-intern coordinator of the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office Intern program where she manages, trains, and disciplines up to 25 law students at one time.
- Taught at the KCPD Citizen’s Police Academy to educate citizens of Kansas City about the criminal justice system.
- Served as an annual instructor at the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorney’s annual Trial School.
- Experienced in meeting with clients and discussing their options under consumer bankruptcy laws and filing cases in Federal Bankruptcy Court. She has also attended confirmation hearings for Chapter 13 and 7 proceedings in United Bankruptcy States Court.
- Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy
- Trial Academy Master, 2018-2019
- Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
- Board of Directors, 2018-present
- Vice Chair, CLE Committee
- Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation
- Board of Directors, 2016-present
- Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City
- Board of Directors, 2017-present
- Annual Golf Tournament, Vice Chair, 2017
- Annual Golf Tournament, Chair, 2018
- Women’s Trial Institute, Co-Chair, 2017-present
- University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
- Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy, 2016-present
- Transportation Lawyers Association, member
- Missouri Bar Association, member
- Kansas Bar Association, member
- Visitation Catholic Parrish
- Holy Spirit Catholic Parrish
- Brooks Farm Homeowners Association Board of Directors
- University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., 2006
- University of Missouri, B.A. in Journalism, B.S. in Political Science, 2002
- Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s Thomas J. Conway Award, 2018
- Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly Up and Coming Award, 2017
- Kansas City Business Journal’s Best of the Bar, 2016
- Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office Neighborhood Prosecutor of the Year, 2012
- Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office Rookie of the Year, 2007
- Member of the Order of Barristers, 2006
SEMINARS / PUBLICATIONS
- USLAW Compendiums of Law – Retail, 2016
- “Jury Selection in Criminal Cases,” CLE in the City, Association for Women Lawyers, March 2016