Attorneys
Megan Hargraves

Megan Hargraves

Member
Email:mhargraves@mwlaw.com
Phone:(501) 688.8871
Office: Little Rock
Bar Admissions: Arkansas
Court Admissions: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas

Megan Hargraves joined Mitchell Williams in 2011 and was elected as a Member in 2016. Megan is a member of the litigation team and currently practices in the areas of medical malpractice, products liability, and general insurance defense. Megan also advises health care clients on issues related to risk management, quality assurance, and regulatory compliance and defends corporate clients in state and federal class actions.

Experience

Megan Hargraves joined Mitchell Williams in 2011 and was elected as a Member in 2016. Megan is a member of the litigation team and currently practices in the areas of medical malpractice, products liability, and general insurance defense. Megan also advises health care clients on issues related to risk management, quality assurance, and regulatory compliance and defends corporate clients in state and federal class actions.

Megan regularly represents clients, including physicians, nurses, and hospitals throughout Arkansas, in all stages of the litigation process, including motion practice, discovery, expert workup, trial preparation and trial and appellate practice.

In addition, Megan devotes a portion of her practice to drafting complex dispositive motions and appellate briefs for other attorneys at the firm. Megan is also primarily responsible for tracking, analyzing, and reporting on legal updates for the litigation group.

Prior to joining the firm, Megan served as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert L. Brown, Associate Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court, from 2008 to 2010 and for the Honorable Ronald Sheffield, Associate Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court, in 2010.

Education

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law J.D., with High Honors 2008
  • Tufts University B.A., cum laude with thesis Honors 2001

Involvement

  • Member of the American, Arkansas, and Pulaski County Bar Associations
  • Member of the Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers
  • Member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Member of the Professional Liability Defense Federation
  • Associate in the William Overton Inn of Court
  • Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, Emerging Leaders Program, 2009
  • Active Member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Publications:

Students May Be Regarded as Closed-Circuit Recipients of the State’s Anti Drug Message: The Supreme Court Creates a New Exception to  the Tinker Student Speech Standard, 30 UALR L. Rev. 565 (2008) (student note)

Common Procedural and Jurisdictional Pitfalls to Avoid in Practicing Before the Arkansas Supreme Court, 33 UALR L. Rev. 119 (2011)