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Meghan N. Knight

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Practice Areas:

  • Estate Planning and Administration

Biography

Meghan's practice is focused on estate planning and administration. After graduating from UNC School of Law in 2006, Meghan practiced with Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, where her focus was civil defense litigation. She then practiced in-house at SAS Institute Inc. before joining Lynch & Eatman, L.L.P.

Meghan was elected and served as Secretary of the Wake County Bar Association and Tenth Judicial District Bar for three consecutive terms from 2016 to 2018. She is a volunteer attorney with Legal Aid's Lawyer on the Line Program, and participates annually in the North Carolina Bar Association's Call4All program. She volunteers with the Partners Read program sponsored by the Wake Education Partnership, the Lunch with a Lawyer program, and her daughters' schools.

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 2006
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.A. – Elementary Education - 1999
    • Major: Elementary Education & English

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit, 2011

Pro-Bono and Volunteer Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney with Legal Aid’s Lawyer on the Line Program
  • Volunteer – North Carolina Bar Association’s Call4All Program
  • Volunteer – Partners Read (Wake Education Partnership)
  • Volunteer – Wake County Bar Association Lunch with a Lawyer Program

Professional Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member, 2006 to Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Minorities in the Profession Committee (Past)
  • Wake County Bar Association, Member, 2006 to Present
  • Wake County Bar Association/Tenth Judicial District Bar, Secretary, 2016 to 2018
  • Wake County Bar Association, Public Service Committee (Present), Lawyers Support Committee (Past Member and Chair)

Current Employment Position

  • Of Counsel

Honors

  • North Carolina Teaching Fellows Scholar
  • Pro Bono Certificate of Appreciation from NC Bar Association & UNC School of Law Pro Bono Program for performing more than 75 hours of pro bono work
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012; 2013; 2014)

Past Positions

  • SAS Institute Inc., Legal Counsel, 2014 to 2019
  • Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, Attorney, 2006 to 2014
  • Durham Public Schools, Classroom Teacher (Grades 3-5), 1999 to 2001