Megan Pownall Wyss Associate
Megan Pownall Wyss handles family matters, including high-asset divorce, annulment, contested child custody and modification of child support. Megan brings a unique and compassionate perspective to each client, as she experienced divorce in her family as a child and young adult. It is her personal experience that led her to become a family law attorney.
Megan is a skilled litigator with a range of experience in family law and child welfare law. She has successfully represented clients in family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support and dependency.
Within the State Bar of Georgia, Megan is a member of the Family Law Section and Young Lawyers Division. She is a 2020-2021 member-at-large of the Young Lawyers Division Representative Council. Megan is in the Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy’s Class of 2020. She is also a member of the William Day Chapter of Georgia State Society Daughters of the American Revolution and in 2018 won “Outstanding Junior” for the chapter.
Megan received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She received her Juris doctor from Villanova University School of Law where she also served as Managing Editor of Research and Writing of the Villanova Law Review, Chairwoman of the Villanova Law Honor Board, and was an active mentor and teaching assistant with the Villanova Law Academic Success Program. While in law school, Megan worked in a child advocacy center and with children in the juvenile court system.
Megan is a childhood native of the Atlanta area. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Adam, researching family genealogy and exploring historic Georgia.
- J.D., cum laude, Villanova University School of Law
- B.A., with honors, Purdue University
- State Bar of Georgia
- State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
- State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division
- State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division, Leadership Academy Class of 2020
- Member-at-Large, State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division, Representative Council, 2020-2021
- Member, State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division Representative Counsel
- Co-Chair, Family Law Committee, Young Lawyers Division of State Bar of Georgia, 2021-2022
- National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
- Georgia, 2013
- Named Georgia Rising Stars 2022
- Named “Most Outstanding Junior” by the William Day Chapter of Georgia State Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2018
- Megan Pownall, Twenty-first Century Fingerprints: The Third Circuit’s Approval of DNA Collection Upon Arrest in United States v. Mitchell, 57 Vill. L. Rev.763 (2012)