Family Formation’s Megan Cohen Receives Super Lawyer Award For Second Year in a Row

Posted on: August 04th 2014
Megan is a "Rising Star"
Megan is a “Rising Star”

Our own Megan Cohen, managing attorney of Family Formation, has been honored with Super Lawyers’ Rising Star recognition for the second year in a row.

Megan is passionate about open adoption and surrogacy. She is one of the only adoption attorneys in the country who is also a birth mother, which gives her an intimate connection with her clients and the process. This is evident in comments provided by clients.

Joe and Sherry in Califiornia told Family Formation that their “adoption would not have been possible without your professional, proactive and caring approach.”

Another adoptive parent said “My surrogate delivered our son in January 2014, and we are so thankful we found Megan and Family Formation to lead us through this process!”

Megan’s Background

Megan earned her Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley in 1990. She graduated magna cum laude and first in her class from JFK University School of Law in 2009. There, she was valedictorian, and garnered the best oral argument award in appellate advocacy.

She also won multiple awards for academic excellence in criminal law, wills and trusts, evidence, civil procedure, business associations.

Megan was admitted to the bar in January 2010 and began her career with Diane Michelsen, a pioneer in adoption and surrogacy law. She made partner within the year, and managing partner in 2012.

Since 2012, she has taken on more than 100 assisted reproduction and surrogacy cases and more than 50 domestic adoptions. She practices in adoption, surrogacy and assisted reproduction law.

Megan works hard for win-win solutions.

Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers practicing in more than 70 different areas, who have a notable number of achievements and have been widely recognized by their peers.

Independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations all go into the process of selecting super lawyers.

Up to five percent of the lawyers in a state can be named to Super Lawyers, but no more than 2.5 percent can be named as Rising Stars.

Family Formation provides caring, non-judgmental support, information and options to women and couples who are coping with unplanned pregnancies; to women who want to become surrogates; and to those who want to adopt.

We’ve been there and we understand.

To talk to someone who can help, contact Family Formation today.