Megan  Whiteside

Whiteside Legal, PLLC
Whiteside Legal, PLLC
300 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20001 United States

At Whiteside Legal, our team is here to fight alongside you in the pursuit of justice. When you or your loved one has been harmed by someone else’s negligence, you have experienced a trauma. The last thing you want to do is speak to an insurance company. Our experienced team will help guide you through the legal system to hold the wrongdoer accountable. We start with a free and confidential consultation to determine if you have a case and if we can help. If we can help, we sign you up as a client and immediately begin our investigation. Our team will keep you updated each step of the way, and Megan Whiteside will guide you through the legal process from start to finish. Most importantly, you don’t pay us unless we win. Everyone who has been harmed deserves access to the legal system, which is why we work on a contingency fee basis. 

Megan Whiteside is an experienced trial lawyer, mom of three, national speaker, adjunct professor, and podcast host of Mom Life and Law. She is a passionate advocate for her clients, as well as for fellow moms in the legal profession. Megan has significant litigation experience in both jury, and bench trials. Representing injured people and their families is an honor and a responsibility she does not take lightly. Megan believes that her role is both to guide clients with compassion, and to protect their legal rights as a passionate and competitive litigator. Megan leverages her prior experience on the defense and her her prior experience representing victims to make strategic and tactical decisions in each case. Megan focuses on representing clients in nursing home abuse and neglect, medical malpractice, and car crash cases. If you are looking for a a compassionate advisor and a trial lawyer with specialized knowledge and experience, Megan looks forward to meeting you. 

When she’s not fighting for her clients, Megan loves spending time with her husband and kids, which involves many afternoons on the t-ball field these days. She’s an avid runner who you’ll see running the Marine Corps Marathon each fall. She also hosts the podcast Mom Life and Law, which seeks to encourage and inspire fellow lawyer moms. 

Megan travels the country attending national conferences to stay current on updates the law and to learn from fellow trial lawyers. She also speaks nationally on trial advocacy, legal ethics, and on issues facing women in the legal profession.  


Juris Doctor, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC, 2010

Bachelor of Arts, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 2007

Bar Admissions


District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. Supreme Court 

Professional Associations and Achievements

Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan DC

Maryland Association of Justice

Nursing Home Section Co-Chair

Education and Programs Committee Co-Chair

Legislative Leaders Circle

American Association for Justice

Nursing Home Litigation Group

Women Trial Lawyers Caucus 

Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2023

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