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Megan Ferris

Megan Ferris


Insurance Defense
Construction Defect
Insurance Coverage

A formidable litigator, trusted advisor, and honored advocate, Megan Ferris focuses her practice on defending her clients in state and federal courts across Oregon and Washington. She litigates complex construction defect, wrongful death, and personal injury claims, as well as premises, and product liability disputes involving both third-party and first-party claims for insurers.

Among the go-to construction industry defense attorneys in the region, Megan litigates, disputes involving defective/negligent construction, design, product liability, and installation defects that sometimes lead to catastrophic failure. Valued by clients and colleagues alike for her comprehensive understanding of the infrastructure, geotechnical, structural, and mechanical issues that permeate construction-related controversies, Megan is also known for her streamlined problem solving and practical approach to ADR, in an effort to save her clients time and resources.

Highly regarded by clients and peers alike, Megan has been included in The Best Lawyers in America©, a respected guide to the nation’s most outstanding attorneys, since 2018. In addition, Best Lawyers selected Megan as the 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” for construction litigation in the Portland, Oregon area. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. Megan has earned a spot on Super Lawyers’ annual roster of the top attorneys in Oregon every year since 2020. In 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2019, she was named to Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars” list, an honor limited to just 2.5% of the attorneys in the state.

Megan joined MacMillan, Scholz & Marks as an Associate in 2006, and has been a Shareholder since 2014.

  • Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., 2006
  • University of Oregon, Clark Honors College, 2002
  • Member, Oregon State Bar Association
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member, Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Member, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • Member, Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • “At What Cost? Navigating the Costly, Tricky Trends in Smaller Construction-Defect Disputes” CLM Construction Claims magazine (Winter 2018)
  • “Attorney Fee Tort Claim Trap” CLM Construction Claims Magazine (Fall 2017)

2020 Oregon Super Lawyers Roster Includes Megan Ferris

MacMillan, Scholz & Marks is pleased to announce that Megan Ferris was selected to Oregon Super Lawyers magazine’s 2020 list of the top attorneys in Oregon. She was recognized for her excellence in the area of construction litigation.  This is the fifth time that...