Megan Morrisey, J.D., has dedicated her legal career to serving those caught in the legal system and assisting marginalized individuals by effectively problem-solving their way to a just resolution. Megan is currently the Clinical Coordinator of the Milwaukee Justice Center–Mobile Legal Clinic. This unique clinic takes volunteer lawyers and law students into neighborhoods on a specially outfitted bus where resources are limited and needs are concentrated. The Mobile Legal Clinic is not only a “Law Office on Wheels,” it is also a legal classroom, where law students learn by shadowing pro bono lawyers in researching and problem solving civil legal aid issues. In 2019, Megan created the Expungement/Pardon Clinic. This unique clinic is designed to assist individuals who are seeking conviction removal and guidance on this intimidating process. Megan presents regularly in the community and professionally on the pardon process and other conviction removal opportunities in Wisconsin. In 2020, the Mobile Legal Clinic, under Megan’s direction, was awarded a Community Outreach Award, from the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Family and Community Medicine Department, for the Mobile Legal Clinic’s collaborative efforts in delivering legal services to communities where needs are concentrated.
In addition to running the Mobile Legal Clinic and the Expungement/Pardon Clinic at the Milwaukee Justice Center, Megan is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School, where she teaches Interviewing and Counseling, in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program. This course incorporates techniques and artful skills in interviewing clients by casting actors in the role of clients. This course creates a unique opportunity for the law students to practice their newly refined techniques and skills in addressing the needs of their clients who are often frustrated and anxious about their legal dilemmas.
Megan began her legal career as an Assistant State Public Defender in the Milwaukee Trial Division and practiced there until 2015. As a Public Defender, she represented hundreds of individuals accused at all levels of criminal prosecution. During her time at the State Public Defender’s Office, she also taught evening courses in criminology and criminal law at Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC). In 2015, Megan joined the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she investigated sexual discrimination, sexual harassment and Title IX discrimination complaints by faculty and student employees. Recently, Megan was the Community Outreach Director at Wisconsin Stork & Co., where she presented on infant safe-sleep education and distributed Baby Boxes to new parents and caregivers, to combat the high infant mortality rate in Milwaukee.
Megan graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science and Law and a certificate in Criminal Justice. She is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she participated in the Legal Defense Program and the Wisconsin Innocence Project. Megan is licensed in the state of Wisconsin, the Western and Eastern Federal Districts of Wisconsin. Megan is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Bar Association.