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​Justice Megan ​K. Cavanagh


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Justice Megan Cavanagh is a life-long Michigander who grew up in East Lansing and lives in metro Detroit.  She is a graduate of the University of Michigan College of Engineering and Wayne State University Law School.  Before joining the Michigan Supreme Court in January of 2019, she had over fifteen years of experience as one of Michigan’s top appellate attorneys and was a shareholder at Garan Lucow Miller P.C. in Detroit.


Justice Cavanagh is the Supreme Court Liaison to Tribal Courts, Child Welfare Services, the Attorney Grievance Commission and the Judicial Tenure Commission.  She also serves on the Attorney General’s Elder Abuse Task Force.


Justice Cavanagh has served as Chair of the Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Michigan, as a council person for the Negligence Section of the State Bar of Michigan, as co-chair of the Michigan Bench Bar Appellate Conference Foundation, and as a member of the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission.​


Prior to her election to the Court, Justice Cavanagh was rated as one of Michigan's Super Lawyers.  She was honored by Michigan Lawyer's Weekly as Lawyer of the Year in 2006 and a Woman in the Law in 2017.


Justice Cavanagh and her husband have four children.