Megan D. Card
I am extremely passionate when it comes to protecting my clients’ rights and representing their best interests. I take pride in my work and am dedicated to my clients’ needs, goals, and desires. I became a lawyer because I truly enjoy taking a stand for others and being a strong and steady force in what may be the most difficult and trying time of their lives. In a small legal community, you are only as good as your word and my clients know that they can always trust and depend on me – my reputation depends on it.”
Megan D. Card is a driven and determined advocate at Rodgers Kee Card & Strophy, P.S., where she focuses her practice in the areas of family law, criminal defense, and general civil litigation. Megan became a shareholder of the firm in 2013. Born and raised in Olympia, Megan graduated from Black Hills High School in 2003 where she was very active in soccer. She previously worked for the firm as a legal intern during the summer of 2008. Prior to being hired as an associate attorney, Megan served as an extern for Justice Debra Stephens of the Washington State Supreme Court where she assisted in drafting court opinions and internal memoranda in preparation for oral arguments and en banc hearings.
Megan understands that being charged with a crime may be one of the most challenging times in a person’s life, and she is committed to aggressive and compassionate representation. She holds the experience and knowledge necessary to form the best strategy for your particular situation. Megan has represented persons charged with crimes in municipal, district, and superior courts. Megan’s practice and experience includes DUIs and other driving offenses, theft and property offenses, drug offenses, violent offenses, and sex offenses. Megan has also worked on a number of appeals, including to the Washington State Supreme Court, with successful results for her clients.
A client was charged with driving under the influence based on the officer’s report which indicated the client was swerving back and forth between the skip lines. After reviewing the discovery and video of the stop, Megan filed a motion to suppress based on the evidence which showed the client barely touched the skip line and that the officer pulled the client over within a mere 30 seconds of observing the vehicle. After a suppression hearing wherein Megan cross examined the officer on the illegality of the stop, Megan succeeded in having the charges against her client dismissed due to her diligence and superior understanding of the law.
Megan is committed to the advancement of the legal profession and is active in many local and statewide legal organizations. She currently serves as the President of the local Thurston County Bar Association and was the previous Chair for the Washington Young Lawyers Committee of the state bar association. Megan is also a member of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Washington Women Lawyers.
A potential client contacted Megan to help negotiate a settlement offer in a child support modification case wherein the client was accused of fraudulently reporting business income. When negotiations fell through the day before trial was set to begin, Megan filed a last minute notice of appearance in the case. After spending the night preparing into the late morning hours, Megan represented the client in trial. Not only did the client obtain successful results with a finding of non-fraudulent actions, but in addition Megan successfully argued for an award of attorney’s fees for her client.
Megan is also committed to public service and giving back to her community. She participates in the Moderate Means program for the Washington State Bar Association, volunteers her time at Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services, and is also a clinic coordinator in the Olympia area for the WA Vets Will Clinic and First Responders Will Clinic which provide free estate planning to Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and first responders.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Thurston County Bar Association (President, 2016 to present, Board Member 2012 to present)
- Thurston County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section (Chair, 2012-2015)
- Washington State Bar Association (admitted in 2010)
- Washington Young Lawyers Committee (Chair 2013-2014, Committee Member 2011-2015 )
- Washington Women Lawyers, Capitol Chapter
- Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
I just want to say you’ve shown me such kindness and compassion through this process. It has been very emotional and very difficult for me and I know that my big mouth can get me in to a lot of trouble sometimes. This was my first experience with a lawyer and I really didn’t know what to expect. You were incredibly thorough, quick and patient while it took me some time to respond.
Even though many of my friends suggested that I didn’t need an attorney, I’m glad I trusted my instincts. A lot was done in such a short amount of time and I really could not have done this alone. I think I can rest easy now, find peace and let the healing process finally begin.
You’ve been wonderful. Thank you again for everything. – [client] 10-18-16
Dear Megan, I just wanted to say thank you for all you have done for my family. You have been so kind and patient with me and brought much relief to [client] and [client]. I cannot express enough to you how grateful we are that you were able to keep [client] home with us for all this time. I would also like to say thank you so very much for your generosity and not billing some of our conversations and emails. That was very kind and helpful. I truly wish I had known of you when we went through this the first time with [name]. Hopefully once this is over we never have to go through attorney’s and court proceedings again, but will be hopeful we see you around town to give a thank you and hello. Thank you – [clients’ mother], 5/21/14
Dear Ms. Card, I would like to offer you my humble and heartfelt thanks for the work you provided in resolving my case with the City of Lacey. I am certain you must know more about the City’s noise laws now than you ever expected. I sincerely hope that I never again have to ask for yours or Saxon’s assistance in a matter as silly as a nuisance/noise violation. Respectfully, [client]
Megan Card is the goddess of all that is right with our legal system. [client]
Megan & Melissa, thank you both for your help and guidance in managing the estates and trust of my parents to closure. I do appreciate all that you have done! Thanks! [client]
Thank you for working with the Seattle University School of Law community to advance equal justice. – The Access to Justice Institute Team
Dear Megan, thank you very much for taking care of the bail bond matter. Respectfully, [client]
Megan, thank you for everything. You have been very kind to me. [client]
Dear Megan, thank you for your efforts on my behalf. I’ll check in with you in four years! [client]
The [client] board wants to thank you for all the diligent, hard work you put into our court case against [opposing party]. We hope to continue our future legal relationship with you and your firm. Again, thank you.
Megan, thank you for your insight and support. Your leadership is such a valuable asset to the Washington Young Lawyer Division. – Brian, Washington State Bar Association
Megan, thank you for everything you have done for the boys and I. I truly appreciate all your hard work. [client]
Megan, thank you so much for organizing this event and the opportunity to volunteer. I really appreciate the referral and hope to have a chance in the future to work with you again. All the best, Kimberly
Can’t thank you enough Megan. Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. [client]
Thank you so much!! Amazing! Happy Holidays! [client]
Megan and family, blessings to you and yours. Thanking you for being you. Kindest wishes, [client]
Thank you so much for all your work in helping me through this process. Take good care. [client]