Meghan Herning


Meghan Herning has a unique combination of experience in education, policy, and litigation that makes her well suited to help clients with complex family law issues. No two family law cases are alike, and Meghan is dedicated to working with clients to achieve their unique goals. Meghan is an experienced litigator that will use her skills to help set expectations for clients, advocate in an informed way, and act in her client’s best interests. She consistently drives a case to resolution via settlement or trial and has worked in many Bay Area counties.

In 2016, Meghan received her Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University School of Law, where she was on the Dean’s List and was a recipient of the Faculty Merit Scholarship. She graduated from the Golden Gate University School of Law Honors Summer Trial and Evidence Program and was a member of the National Trial Team, served as an editor for the Environmental Law Journal, and interned at the Alameda Public Defender’s Office. Meghan was admitted to the California state bar in 2017 and then began practicing family law as well as criminal defense. Meghan began practicing Family Law exclusively in 2020.

Meghan also has strong roots in the Bay Area and is a fourth generation native. In 2009, she graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American and African History. While at UCSC, Meghan completed a year-long study abroad program at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, one of the oldest universities in the world. She also took courses in Brazilian Portuguese and led her college Mock Trial team to Nationals. Meghan is bilingual (Spanish) and speaks Portuguese. In her free time, she enjoys relaxing with her family, reading, hanging out at the beach, traveling, and learning new languages.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, Juris Doctorate
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, Bachelor of Arts in Latin American and African History