Megan J. Deaton earned her J.D. at the University of Colorado Law School, and a B.A. in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. Megan is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and is pending accreditation with VA. Megan previously worked in family law, with experience in trial work as well as appellate advocacy.
During law school, Megan clerked for the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado, and Sean Kendall’s Office. Megan enjoyed her time as a law clerk advocating for veterans and could not pass up the opportunity to work in this field again when it arose. Megan’s previous work in preparing and developing family law cases for trial has been an asset to her in preparing veterans’ cases for hearing and argument in front of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. The gratitude she is shown by veterans for assisting with their appeals makes every minute worthwhile.
In addition to her work in veterans’ benefits, Megan is involved with the Colorado Women’s Bar Association and the Colorado Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. She is looking forward to becoming more involved with the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates, which she recently joined.
Colorado, 2018 to present.
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims, 2020 to present.
Juris Doctor, University of Colorado School of Law. Graduated in 2018 with honors.
Bachelor of Arts in journalism, University of Oklahoma. Graduated in 2014 with honors.
Professional Organizations and Community Involvement:
Member of the National Organization for Veterans’ Advocates (2020 to present).
Member of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association (2020 to present).
Member of the Colorado Bar Association (2018 to present).Former Board Member of the Boulder Interdisciplinary Council (2019-2020)