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Megan Coker

Megan has a broad base of trial and appellate experience that allows her to see the whole picture and craft persuasive, well-written legal arguments.  Megan has represented a variety of different clients and perspectives, at all stages of litigation, including serving Fortune 500 clients in bet-the-company cases and appeals; representing public interest organizations in matters large and small; and advising, litigating, and arbitrating as a versatile in-house counsel for a large technology and staffing company.  Megan has handled high-stakes matters in banking and finance, securities litigation, oil and gas, employment, bankruptcy, wage and hour, personal injury, First Amendment and constitutional law, immigration, defamation, criminal law, and media law.

Prior to joining Tillotson Johnson & Patton, Megan practiced appellate and complex commercial litigation at Vinson & Elkins LLP, after which she served as Associate General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel for Workrise Technologies Inc.  Before that, Megan clerked for Judge Catharina Haynes on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and for Judge Norman K. Moon on the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia.  Megan graduated with honors from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and received the Thomas Marshall Miller Prize and the Eppa Hunton IV Memorial Book Award.

The University of Virginia School of Law
Juris Doctor (J.D.), 2013
Virginia Law Review, Notes Editor
Thomas Marshall Miller Prize
Eppa Hunton IV Memorial Book Award

University of Texas at Dallas
B.A., History, with Honors, summa cum laude, 2010
Eugene McDermott Scholar



Supreme Court of the United States
United States Courts of Appeal
Fifth Circuit

United States District Courts
Eastern District of Texas
Northern District of Texas
Southern District of Texas
Western District of Texas

Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court

Barrister, 2021-present
Associate, 2016-2017

Presiding Judge of the Central Counting Station
Dallas County Elections Department


Eugene McDermott Scholars Alumni Association
(University of Texas at Dallas)

President, 2017-2019
President-Elect, 2016-2017
Grants Committee Chair, 2019-2021

Dallas Bar Association Appellate Section
Fifth Circuit Bar Association

Megan Coker