Megan A. Van Pelt is an Associate in the Indianapolis, Indiana, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents employers in labor and employment litigation matters, including preventative advising and counseling.
Ms. Van Pelt represents employers in state and federal court in a wide array of employment law matters including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, failure to accommodate disabilities, breach of contract, wage and hour and a variety of other statutory and common law claims. In addition, Ms. Van Pelt represents employers before state and federal agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Indiana Civil Rights Commission and the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Board.
Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Van Pelt was an associate at a mid-sized insurance defense firm in the employment department where she gained valuable experience specializing in the defense of workers’ compensation claims and representing employers in workplace disputes involving federal and state employment claims.
While attending law school, Ms. Van Pelt served as the Executive Notes Editor of the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, where she managed the publication of Volume 25. She also served as the Executive Judge Coordinator of the Trial Advocacy Board. In addition, Ms. Van Pelt was selected as a member of the Order of the Barristers for her commitment to oral advocacy. She was honored as a finalist in the Indiana University Trial Competition and the Indiana State Bar Association Law Student Conclave. Ms. Van Pelt finished law school in the top of her class receiving the CALI Excellence for the Future award in Pre-Trial Litigation.
As an undergraduate at Indiana University, Ms. Van Pelt was a Division 1 student athlete honored with the 2013 Hoosier Award.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Megan A. Van Pelt