Megan Coughlin counsels employers on a wide range of labor and employment matters. She works with her clients from intake to resolution to provide them with solutions that are tailored to their legal issues and business goals. Megan has in-depth knowledge of all phases of litigation. In addition to preparing pleadings and motions and negotiating settlements, she has handled discovery, and prepared witnesses and exhibits for deposition and trial.

Prior to joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Megan practiced at a firm in West Palm Beach, Florida. During her tenure, she maintained a robust litigation practice, focusing on commercial litigation and local government and municipal law, as well as probate, trust, and guardian disputes.

Megan also gained experience through a number of internships and clerkships. Following her completion of law school, Megan was a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Jonathan D. Gerber, Florida 4th District Court of Appeal.

Professional Affiliations

  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
    • Palm Beach County Chapter, Board Member, 2018 – 2019; Sponsorship Director, 2018 – 2019; Public Relations Committee, Chair, 2017 – 2018

Honors & Awards

  • Professional
    • Recognized on the Rising Stars list by Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2019 – 2020
    • Recognized by peers as a "Top Lawyer" in the Trusts and Estates category, Palm Beach Illustrated magazine, 2018
  • Academic
    • University of Florida Levin College of Law
      • "Best Oralist" for Outstanding Advocacy Skills, Moot Court Competition


Megan is the editor of the firm's Employment Law Observer blog. Other publications she has authored include:

  • Co-Author, "Work Environments in Medical Marijuana Age: What Employers Can and Cannot Do," Daily Business Review, May 6, 2020
  • Co-Author, "CARES Act is a big step forward," The Miami Herald, April 3, 2020
  • Co-Author, "South Florida employers should brace for the potential impact of Covid-19," The Miami Herald, February 14, 2020

Community/Civic Activities

  • Junior League of the Palm Beaches
    • Deck the Palms Holiday Market, Public Relations Chair, June 2017 – November 2017

Service Areas

J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2014

B.A., cum laude, University of Florida, 2010