A lifelong resident of Westmoreland County, Megan graduated from the University of Pittsburgh where she was a member of the debate team and Honors College, and also studied in Oxford, England. Megan earned her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law, Evening Division, where she graduated at the top of her class. While in law school, Megan worked a full-time job as a courtroom assistant for the Honorable William J. Ober of the Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland County, where she gained valuable experience in family law and courtroom room procedure.
After graduation, Megan accepted a position as a staff attorney for Laurel Legal Services, Inc. in Westmoreland County, where she handled various aspects of family law, including Protection From Abuse, custody, support and divorce cases. Megan then began her private practice in 2004, first by accepting a position as an independent contractor to handle all of a firm’s family law practice, and then by opening her own private office in Monessen a year later. The Law Office of Megan A. Kerns concentrates on providing every aspect of representation a family could need, including estate planning, wills, powers of attorney, estate administration, divorce, support, property division, custody and dependency. Megan has also developed quite an adoption practice, an area of the law near and dear to her heart. Being an adoptive mother herself, Megan has dedicated a large portion of her practice to protecting the safety of children, and ensuring that children have stable, loving and nurturing home environments.
Since Megan began law school and working for Judge Ober in 1997, Megan has devoted the last 18 years to family law.
Megan is also very active in our community and has devoted significant time to community service. Megan is a member of the Monessen Lions, where she also served a Director of the Leo Program in 2010-2011, which is the youth division of the Lions. The Leos worked in conjunction with the Salvation Army to collect Toys-for-Tots, conduct a food drive, and raise money through the holiday Kettle-bell Drive.
Born and raised in Monessen, Megan graduated valedictorian from Monessen High School. Today she resides in Monessen with her husband, Josh, and their beautiful daughter, Eva. The family belongs to the Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church in Monessen, PA.