Megan graduated from the University of Vermont in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She spent a year after her undergraduate studies working for a local publisher as an Editor. She graduated from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts in May, 2003. She spent the third year of her legal studies at Suffolk as a visiting student at the University of Montana School of Law in Missoula, Montana. While studying in Montana, Megan was a member of the Indian Tribal Law Clinic working with tribes and tribal members
• Business formations and dealings
• Real estate law
• Divorce, child support, and child custody
• Matters related to Act 205
• Guardianships, wills, trusts, and estates
• Zoning law
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After her graduation from Suffolk in May of 2003, she completed her clerkship, and was admitted to the Vermont bar in March of 2004. Since her admission to the bar she has been in private practice with her current firm, which became Cahill, Gawne, Miller & Manahan, P.C. when she joined as shareholder.
During her legal career, Megan has tried cases in all sections of the Vermont state court system, and has argued before the Vermont Supreme Court and the United States Federal District Court.
Megan’s practice focuses on Family Law (divorce, child custody, child support), Estate Planning and Administration, Guardianships, Real Estate and representation of small businesses in all aspects and is expanding to include mediation services.
Megan is the current President of the Franklin-Grand Isle Counties Bar Association, current chair of the City of St. Albans Development Review Board and the City of St. Albans Recreation Commission. She is an Alternate Member of the State of Vermont District 6 Environmental Commission. She is a Paul Harris Fellow and a proud member and a past, two-term President of the St. Albans Rotary Club. Through the Rotary Club she serves on the Club’s Taylor Park Fountain Restoration Committee and as Co-Executive Director of the Club’s Home and Recreation Expo. She is a member of Prestige BNI of St. Albans. She is a past member and president of the board of directors of Care Partners Adult Day Center and past member of the Vermont Association for Justice Board of Governors.
Megan was born and raised in St. Albans, Vermont and is the daughter of John and Teresa (Howrigan) Manahan. Megan chose to return to her hometown of St. Albans to practice law and represents clients in courts in Franklin, Grand Isle, Chittenden and Lamoille Counties. She is married and resides in St. Albans with her husband, Jason Bliss, and their chocolate lab.
providing Pro Bono legal services on various legal matters. She earned the school’s achievement award in Alternative Dispute Resolution (and spent many hours fly fishing on the pristine Montana rivers.)