Megan Ferkel Earhart is a partner with the Firm's Taxation, Trusts & Estates Department. JMBM’s Trusts & Estates Group is recognized by U.S. News & World Report / Best Law Firms® with a National First Tier ranking in Trusts & Estates Law. Her practice includes estate planning, probate, trust administration and related income, gift and estate tax matters.
She has authored and co-authored articles on estate planning in the Los Angeles Daily Journal and Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine and lectures to audiences on estate planning, including the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Jewish Community Foundation and USC Trusts and Estates Conference. She serves on the Professional Advisor Speaker Series Committee for the Jewish Community Foundation. In 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and again, in 2020, Ms. Earhart was named among the list of Southern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine. Only 2.5% of the attorneys under age 40 in Southern California are selected for this honor. She was also included in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch list for 2023 and 2024.
Ms. Earhart is a native of the Los Angeles area and is active in charitable organizations.
LL.M. in Taxation, Loyola Law School, 2013
with High Distinction
J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2010
B.A., University of Michigan, 2006
with Distinction and Honors
Bar Admissions State Bar of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Trusted Advisors, Members (2023-Present)
Jewish Community Foundation, Speaker Series Planning Committee (2019-Present)
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Section, Chair (2020-2021)
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Section, Executive Committee (2016-2021)
Motion Picture & Television Fund, Member (2016-Present)
Neighborhood Music School (NMS), Member, Board of Directors (2013-2017)
Awards & Recognition
- Recognized in Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch 2023 and 2024
- California Community Foundation Rising Star Award, 2021
- Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015-2020
- Southern California Super Lawyers Top Women Attorneys in Southern California, 2015-2018