Michigan Supreme Court

Megan Cavanagh

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Megan Cavanagh

Megan Cavanagh is an attorney with Garan Lucow Miller PC in Detroit and a candidate for Michigan Supreme Court. These are nonpartisan races but candidates are nominated to run by each political party. Cavanagh was nominated by the Michigan Democratic Party. 

According to Cavanagh’s campaign website, she’s running because she believes the judicial system “…should preserve and promote the rights of all litigants and citizens on a fair and unbiased basis. The decisions made by the [Supreme] Court affect the lives of each and every citizen of this state and each litigant deserves the opportunity to stand on equal footing before the Court, advocate for their position, and receive full and fair consideration of the issues.” She cites compassion and credibility as two key components in her approach to serving on the Supreme Court.

Cavanagh's law practice specializes in appellate cases, civil rights defense, municipal liability defense and insurance coverage/defense.

Cavanagh serves on the state's Attorney Grievance Commission, for a term ending Oct. 1, 2019. She previously chaired the Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and was co-chair of the Michigan Bench Bar Appellate Conference Foundation.

Cavanagh received a undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan College of Engineering and a law degree from Wayne State University Law School.

Cavanagh has two daughters and lives in Oakland County. Her father, Michael Cavanagh, served on the Michigan Supreme Court for 32 years before retiring in 2014.

Her cousin Philip M. Cavanagh, a former Michigan legislator for District 10, is serving as her campaign treasurer. 

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Megan Cavanagh:  In The News

Meet 2018 Michigan Supreme Court candidate Megan Cavanagh Michigan Radio, Nov. 1, 2018

6 compete for 2 seats on Michigan Supreme CourtMLive, Oct. 16, 2018

Michigan Supreme Court Race Has 6 Candidates for 2 SeatsU.S. News & World Report, Oct. 14, 2018

Our endorsement for Supreme Court: Clement and CavanaghDetroit News, Oct. 11, 2018

No surprises at Michigan Democratic Party conventionMichigan Radio, Aug. 27, 2018

Leading High Court Nominees EmergeDetroit News, April 5, 2018

Can woman sue for mental anguish after oil company destroys her house? Michigan Supreme Court to decideMLive, Nov. 15, 2012