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Meghan Freed

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www.freedmarcroft.com

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Meghan was in Glamour Magazine.
(For a graduation speech.)

She’s also frequently called to comment on legal issues in Connecticut publications and can fold a mean origami crane.

Meghan is Managing Co-Partner of Freed Marcroft, a Connecticut law firm that devotes its practice exclusively to divorce and family law.

Meghan is particularly experienced with alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation, is a graduate of Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation, and has supplemented her formal legal education with advanced training in mediation. She is a member of the Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce.

Meghan has been widely recognized for her leadership in the legal community.  She was included on the New England Super Lawyers® Rising Star list in 2013 for general litigation, in 2014 for her estate planning work, and again from 2015-2018 for family law.  In 2013, Meghan was named a Hartford Business Journal 40 Under Forty winner, and a Connecticut Law TribuneNew Leader of the Law.  In 2014 the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) named her one of 40 Women for the Next 40 Years.

Meghan is also particularly proud of her practice within the LGBT community. Her name appears in the Connecticut Supreme Court’s groundbreaking decision on marriage equality, Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health, for which she co-authored an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign.  Meghan has appeared on WNPR’s Colin McEnroe Show speaking about the state of divorce – same-sex or otherwise, WNPR’s Where We Live, discussing the impact of the United States Supreme Court’s decisions in the same-sex marriage cases, United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry, and on Lite 100.5 FM WRCH discussing the impact of divorce on clients’ emotional health.  She is a founding executive board member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s LGBT Section and previously served as its Chair. In 2015 she was named one of the National LGBT Bar Association‘s Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40.

Meghan attended Mount Holyoke College and the only thing people want to talk about when they see Meghan’s resume is that she was named one of the top women commencement speakers in the country by Glamour Magazine when she gave the address at her college graduation. In 2004, she received her law degree cum laude from the Western New England College School of Law, which she attended on a full, merit-based scholarship.  While there, she served as the Managing Editor of the Western New England Law Review and received the highest distinction conferred by the Law School, the Norman Prance Award.  Meghan is admitted to practice in Connecticut and before the District of Connecticut, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Tax Court.

Prior to Freed Marcroft, Meghan spent five years as Counsel to the Hartford Steam Boiler where she managed the Company’s litigation and negotiated settlements in complex financial lawsuits across the country.  Earlier in her career, Meghan was associated with the firms of Shipman & Goodwin and Bingham McCutchen.  Meghan’s experience as a complex commercial litigator and an estates attorney puts her in a unique position to lead Freed Marcroft’s practice helping clients resolve complicated financial issues.

Meghan loves Hartford, writing, traveling, skiing, the beach, and the woods.  She is a former Commissioner of the City of Hartford Zoning Board of Appeals and now serves as a Commissioner of the Hartford Redevelopment Authority.  She is a proud supporter of the arts in Hartford and devotes the majority of her pro bono legal work to local arts organizations.  She currently chairs the Board of Incorporators of The iQuilt Plan and serves on the Board of Overseers for The Bushnell Performing Arts Center.  She previously served on the Finance Committee of the Greater Hartford Arts Council.  She was Vice President of the Board of the former Hartford Children’s Theatre and is an original board member of Night Fall.  Since 2015, she has been a Board Member of the Hartford County Bar Association, the oldest Bar Association in the country (founded in a tavern in 1783!). She is a Justice of the Peace, a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the National LGBT Bar Association, the Greater Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the Metro Hartford Alliance, Business for Downtown Hartford, and the Connecticut Women’s Council.
Position Organization Location Duration
PartnerFreed Marcroft LLCHartford, CTPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
Western New England University School of LawJ.D. Law School2004  
Mount Holyoke CollegeBachelors1998
State / Court Date
Connecticut2004
  • Hartford County Bar Association | Board of Directors | 2015 - Present
    Connecticut Women's Council | Member | 2015 - Present
    The iQuilt Plan | Chair, Board of Incorporators | 2015 - Present
    The iQuilt Plan | Board of Directors | 2015 - Present
    Connecticut Bar Association | Chair, LGBT Section | 2015 - Present
    The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts | Board of Overseers | 2015 - Present
    The iQuilt Plan | Board of Incorporators | 2014 - Present
    Greater Hartford Arts Council | Finance Committee | 2013 - Present
    Night Fall, Inc. | Board of Directors | 2013 - Present
    Greater Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce | Member | 2012 - Present
    City of Hartford Zoning Board of Appeals | Vice-Chairman | 2009 - Present
    Connecticut Bar Association | LGBT Section Vice-Chair | 2013 - 2015
    Hartford Children's Theater | Vice President | 2010 - 2012
  • Best Law Firm | Hartford Magazine | 2015 - 2017
    City Honoree | Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade | 2017
    40 Women for the Next 40 Years | Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) | 2014
    New Leader of the Law | Connecticut Law Tribune | 2013
    40 Under Forty | Hartford Business Journal | 2013
    Preservation Award | Hartford Preservation Alliance | 2013
    Innovator in the Practice of Law | Lex Innovatio | 2013
    Norman Prance Award | Western New England College School of Law | 2004
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Scholar | Western New England College School of Law | 2000
    Outstanding Woman Commencement Speaker | Glamour Magazine | 1998
  • Hartford Magazine | Best Law Firm | 2015
    Connecticut Law Tribune | Transgender Activists Say State Anti-Bias Law Is Working | 2014
    Connecticut Law Tribune | Ruling Endorses Novel Use of Loss-of-Consortium Claim | 2014
    Connecticut Law Tribune | DOMA Decision Brings Wave Of Litigation Involving Same-Sex Partners | 2014
    Connecticut Law Tribune | Filling A Void, Law Partners Create New Connecticut LGBT Blog | 2013
    Connecticut Law Tribune | DOMA Ruling Opens Immigration Door for Same-Sex Couples | 2013
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Hartford, CT 06103
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