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Megan J. Goguen

Megan is an experienced civil litigator. She focuses her practice on the defense of professional liability, workers’ compensation, and personal injury claims. Megan is a zealous advocate for her clients, regularly appearing on their behalf in the state and federal courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Megan has significant trial experience with excellent results. She has also achieved success for her clients through mediation and arbitration of disputes. Megan has vast experience representing hospitals and doctors in the defense of claims of professional negligence. In that capacity, Megan has developed a unique understanding of the issues facing medical professionals in professional liability matters, including the legal, factual, and professional concerns raised by these claims. Megan has also developed a strong network of experts to assist her in defending these matters. This allows Megan to provide practical evaluations of professional liability claims specifically tailored to each client’s individual needs. Megan has lectured on issues unique to the defense of personal injury and medical malpractice claims to both attorneys and medical professionals.


Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • United States District Court, District of Rhode Island

Practice Areas

  • Professional Liability
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Complex Litigation


  • Providence College, B.A., cum laude
  • St. John’s University School of Law, J.D.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Rhode Island Association of Defense Trial Counsel (DCRI)
  • Workers’ Compensation Bench / Bar Committee
  • Rhode Island Legal / Education Partnership
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys

Honors and Awards

  • Selected for Inclusion in the RI Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition – 2010 and 2011
  • 40 Under Forty Award Recipient, Providence Business News
  • Peer Review rated in Martindale Hubbell*

Interests and Community Involvement

Megan serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Legal/Educational Partnership (RILEP), an organization that joins professionals from the legal and educational fields to promote a greater public understanding of the law and legal processes. She often serves as a performance judge during the mock trial tournaments sponsored by the RILEP. Megan also serves on the Board of Directors of the Defense Counsel
of Rhode Island (DCRI).