Megan Stanley


Since becoming licensed as an attorney in 1994, Megan has worked in many different roles to improve outcomes for children impacted by the family law system. She began her career at a small firm practicing juvenile dependency and family law. In 1996, Megan opened her own practice representing parents and children in juvenile dependency and family law matters.

In 2001, Megan transitioned her practice to focus on Title 26 Guardian ad Litem (GAL) matters, representing the best interest of children in family law cases. This allowed her to devote more time to raising her two young daughters. Serving as a GAL for children and minor parents, Megan gained experience in child development, family dynamics and conflict resolution. Her GAL appointments involved investigating complex parenting issues including substance abuse, mental health, and domestic violence. She also has extensive experience advocating for youth in foster care who have suffered from abuse and neglect.

Megan is also a skilled mediator, having served for 10 years as a contract mediator for the King County Prosecuting Attorney Family Support Division. In this role, she mediated paternity matters involving parenting plan and child support disputes.

Megan brings perspective and integrity to each case.  She strives to find common ground and preserve long term working relationships for parents after their marriage or intimate partner relationship is dissolved. In her spare time, Megan enjoys boating, gardening and volunteering at her children’s schools.


  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D.

Memberships & Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Megan also serves on the Washington State Bar Association Adjunct Investigative Counsel Panel.

Articles & Presentations

Recent Published Articles:

  • “The Trend Toward Equal Parenting,”  King County Bar Bulletin, Dec 4, 2016 issue

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • “Title 26 Guardian ad Litem Training – Law and the Legal Process,” King County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, February 2017
  • “Law and Soccer Practice: Strategies to Balance Work and Family Life,” Continuing Legal Education Seminar, November 2016