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    Biography

    If Megan Woodyard had not followed in the footsteps of the other lawyers in her family, she would have been a physician. She combined her passion for science and law into a practice working with doctors and subject matter experts that produces positive results for her clients. She defends clients in professional liability and products liability claims in industries such as healthcare, pharmaceuticals and medical device manufacturing.

    Megan’s legal career began as a litigation paralegal prior to attending law school.  She draws on that experience to understand her clients' pain points and provide guidance to them throughout a lawsuit. She is known as a down-to-earth and effective communicator who can handle sensitive and emotional situations with grace and is seen by her clients as a calming, yet powerful force. 

    Memberships & Awards

    Professional
    The Best Lawyers in America®
    Defense Research Institute
    Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
    Cabell County Bar Association
    CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Wealth Transfers

    Key Experience

    Successfully defended major medical device manufacturer in federal multi-district litigation involving 75,000 + plaintiffs in high stakes pelvic mesh litigation
    Won jury verdicts and summary judgment on behalf of physicians and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice cases involving permanent injuries and death
    Represented pharmaceutical manufacturers in defense of products liability claims for a variety of drugs, including hormone replacement therapies, anti-depressants, statins, and intra-operative clotting agents

    Work Experience

    2020 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2011-2020 Farrell, White & Legg PLLC
    2009-2011 Farrell, Farrell & Farrell, L.C.
    1999-2006 Paralegal, Farrell, Farrell & Farrell, L.C.