Meagan Martin


Meagan Martin is an experienced litigator representing businesses and individuals in commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters. Meagan has litigated a variety of disputes in state, federal and bankruptcy courts throughout the country, including those involving investment fraud, breach of contract, partnership disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, enforcement of non-compete agreements theft of trade secrets, lender liability, preference and fraudulent transfers and other bankruptcy-related matters.

Meagan also has extensive experience as a small business adviser and serves clients throughout North Texas in an external general counsel capacity.

Before attending Harvard Law School, Meagan contemplated a career in public accounting. She holds two degrees in accounting and passed the CPA exam on her first attempt.  With her background, Meagan has a particular interest in cases involving fraudulent transfers, forensic accounting issues, and financial-based fraud claims.

Meagan is a member of the Junior League of Dallas, the Dallas Bar Association, the Dallas Women Lawyers Association, Attorneys Serving the Community and past president of the Harvard Law School Texas Club.


  • Baylor University (B.B.A. and M.Acc.) Magna Cum Laude
  • Harvard Law School (J.D.)

Representative Matters

Commercial Litigation:

  • Represented Chapter 7 Trustee as Special Litigation Counsel obtaining arbitration award for $18.3 million for negligent misrepresentation involving sale of a medical device company
  • Represented Qui Tam Relator in obtaining $11.5 million settlement in a False Claims Act case involving kickbacks claims against one of the largest global medical device manufacturers after the United States declined to intervene in the case
  • Multiple representations of professional sports team in breach of lease and license agreement litigation
  • Represented defrauded investors in receivership action
  • Multiple representations of unsecured creditors in breach of contract collection actions, including obtaining pre-judgment writ of garnishment and attachment of assets
  • Multiple representations of Fortune 50 Company in consumer disputes, including defense of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Texas Debt Collection Act, and Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act claims
  • Represented multinational company in obtaining dismissal of breach of contract and fraud action on forum non convenienes grounds
  • Represented board of directors of Fortune 500 Company in proposed class action lawsuit alleging breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and violations of federal securities laws
  • Represented company and newly-hired employees in defending against covenant not to compete and alleged trade secret misappropriation claims filed in multiple federal courts

Creditor’s Rights/Bankruptcy:

  • Represented ousted-partner in Chapter 11 proceedings and related litigation
  • Multiple representations of unsecured creditor defendants in preference and fraudulent transfer litigation
  • Represented private equity firm as party-in-interest in contested Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings
  • Represented twenty-six oil and gas industry debtors in all aspects of complex Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings, including complex adversary proceedings against more than sixty counterparties alleging statutory lien and trust claims
  • Represented secured lenders in all aspects of single asset real estate bankruptcy proceedings
  • Represented small business debtors in all aspects of Chapters 7 and 11 proceedings and related adversary actions
  • Represented LNG industry debtor in Chapter 7 liquidation proceedings

Small Business Advisory:

  • Represent national distributor for the craft brewing industry in external general counsel role, including management of all non-performing contracts
  • Represent food industry manufacturer om external general counsel role, including all aspects of litigation management, contract review, and compliance obligations
  • Represent technology consulting firm in external general counsel role, including management of litigation, contract review, and employment matters
  • Represent oil & gas ancillary products company in external general counsel role, including management of all non-performing contracts


  • Heygood Orr & Pearson, Irving, Texas – Partner
  • Hamilton Wingo LLP (formerly Standly & Hamilton LLP), Dallas, Texas – Partner
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, Dallas, Texas – Associate

Memberships, Community Involvement & Recognition

  • Texas Monthly Rising Star for Business Litigation (2013-2018)
  • Texas Monthly Rising Star for Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights (2012)
  • DBA Women Empowered to Lead (2018 Inaugural Class)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer-Review Rated
  • Junior League of Dallas (2009-present)
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Attorneys Serving the Community
  • DAYL Leadership Class (2009-2010)
  • Interfaith Housing Coalition, Project Chair and Volunteer

Licenses & Certifications

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Courts – Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • Fifth and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Texas Supreme Court

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial litigation
  • Bankruptcy litigation and creditor’s rights litigation
  • Small business legal advisory