Teresa M Meagher

Teresa M Meagher

Sole Practitioner
Location:
Overland Park, Kansas
Phone:
913-649-1747
Fax:
913-649-7751
Email:

Teresa Meagher, with over 35 years of legal experience, practices exclusively in the areas of social security disability, veterans disability, and short term and long term disability claims. She has obtained benefits for many individuals at all levels of appeal from initial applications at the agency level through the appellate court level. Examples of her work at the appellate level are the reported case, Cox v. Apfel, 160 F.3d 1203 (8th Cir. 1998) and the unpublished case, Hinton v. Massanari, No. 00-3408 (10th Circuit, July 3, 2001).

Teresa has presented at several seminars sponsored by the Kansas Bar Association, NOSSCR (Eighth Circuit conference) and the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association on topics related to social security disability law and veterans law.

Prior to beginning her private law practice in 1994, Teresa was employed at Kansas Legal Services, Inc., serving as Project Director of the Wyandotte-Leavenworth office. While working at Legal Services, Teresa represented hundreds of low-income individuals on their claims for public benefits, including social security disability. She was lead counsel in a successful lawsuit against the State of Kansas for failure to provide Medicaid coverage to adults in need of liver transplants.

Areas of Practice

  • Social Security Disability
  • Veterans Disability
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Claims

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 1980
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, 2003

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas
    • J.D. - December, 1979
  • University of Kansas
    • B.A. - 1977

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Kansas Bar Association, Fellow
  • Johnson County Bar Association, Member
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR), Sustaining Member
  • National Organization of Veteran’s Advocates, Inc. (NOVA), Sustaining Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Kansas Legal Services, Inc., Project Director, Wyandotte-Leavenworth Office

Pro Bono Activities

  • Fellow, Kansas Bar Foundation
  • Board Member, NEWHOUSE, 1992 - 1998
  • Board Member, Kansas Legal Services, Inc., 1995 - 1996
  • Member, IOLTA committee of the Kansas Bar Foundation, 2000 - 2006
  • Chair, IOLTA committee of the Kansas Bar Foundation
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Kansas Bar Foundation, 2002 - 2008
  • Board Member, Kansas Appleseed, 2015 - Present
  • ACLU Legal Panel