Meghan Carter, Senior Staff Attorney

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Meghan P. Carter is an attorney working to advance the health rights of older adults. Meghan joined Legal Council in 2018 and specializes in litigating complex cases. Meghan graduated cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law in 2010, where she served as the Executive Articles Editor of the Journal of Law & Social Policy and co-president of the American Constitution Society. Following law school, Meghan was awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship sponsored by Sidley Austin LLP and Pfizer Inc. to represent tenants with disabilities at the Legal Assistance Foundation (LAF) and later joined LAF’s Housing Practice Group as a staff attorney. At LAF, Meghan strengthened the agency’s fair housing practice and assisted in obtaining two of the largest attorneys’ fees awards in the agency’s history. Meghan joined the Illinois Attorney General’s Disability Rights Bureau in 2014, where she enforced disability laws and co-authored a multistate amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court. Meghan was recognized at Northwestern’s Annual Public Service Benefit Dinner in 2015 for her contributions to public interest law. Meghan earned her B.A. cum laude in philosophy and English and American literature in 2005 from Brandeis University where she received the Loitman Barron Scholarship in Legal Studies.