Meghan Burns

Meghan Burns

Associate, Attorney at Law
Office: Dallas
Tel: 214-273-2432 Email: LinkedIn:


The practice of Family Law is something that has long held great personal significance for Meghan Burns. As an adopted child herself, with four of five siblings who were also adopted, she’s seen firsthand the joys – and frustrations – faced by children and families as they’ve navigated sensitive matters such as divorce and child custody.

Meghan uses this deeply personal experience to better serve her clients and to fight and advocate on their behalf. Her diverse background and experience brings a different perspective to the table, allowing her to anticipate her clients’ needs, and beyond that, to offer them a sense of comfort as they move through the legal process. Those she’s worked with have appreciated not only her insight, but her compassion as well.

With previous experience at a criminal defense firm, Meghan is trained in collaborative law and maintains a broad practice in many Family Law-related areas. This includes matters involving high-profile and high-net-worth individuals. She’s previously represented professional athletes in matters related to mediation, litigation, and informal settlement agreements, to name only a few. Whatever her clients need, Meghan is ready to hit the ground running.

Before becoming an attorney, Meghan worked in finance, overseeing a team of eight involved in mortgage servicing. This experience also informs her current practice, as she’s able to offer her clients advice on financial matters that often aren’t anticipated or can sometimes be overlooked, giving them the guidance they need during and after their divorce.

Meghan is a crossfit athlete and certified yoga instructor. An avid reader, she also enjoys spending time working through books in an ever-growing to-be-read stack.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Child Custody
  • Marital Agreements

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas


University of Arkansas School of Law

  • J.D. – 2016

University of Arkansas

  • B.A. Political Science – 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2023
  • D Magazine Best Lawyers Under 40, 2023

Published Work

  • Parenting in the Modern Era: What to Know When Baby is on the Way and No Wedding Day. 2018 Family Law Section State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section Report Volume 2018-4 (Fall).

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Family Law Section – State Bar of Texas