Megan is from a family of doctors. But her concern for others made her choose a career where she, not her clients, would have to wear a weird gown during an examination.
Megan is a partner at ALG with a mixed trial and appeal practice. She appears regularly at all levels of court in Ontario and at the Supreme Court of Canada. She has defended clients facing all manner of charges, from shoplifting to murder, and has a a particular interest in privacy law and criminal liability under the Assisted Human Reproduction Act. She speaks frequently at conferences and is consulted by boards, organizations and corporations on criminal and constitutional issues. She is an active member of the Criminal Lawyers Association and serves on the Advocates Society’s Young Advocates Standing Committee.
Megan earned her Bachelor of Arts from McGill University where she studied English literature and North American politics and ran varsity track in her spare time. She studied law at the University of Toronto, receiving her Juris Doctor in 2009. She was called to the Ontario bar in 2010 after articling at a prominent Toronto criminal law firm. Prior to joining ALG, she returned to her hometown of Regina to work as a law clerk at the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal.
Megan is dedicated to her clients and prides herself on her creativity. She is known among her colleagues for squashing the petulant resistance that legal problems serve up.
AN INTERVENER for the Criminal Lawyers’ Association
Savard, Megan and Frank Addario, “The fast and the furious 11(b): Is the speedy trial a dying franchise?” The Advocates Journal, Summer 2017.
“Is it time to reinvent Canada’s criminal justice system?” CBC Cross-Country Check-Up with Duncan McCue, June 16, 2017.
“Adjusting to the Jordan Decision,” The Agenda with Steve Paikin, May 25, 2017.
Kari, Shannon, “Ruling impacts defence scheduling post-Jordan,” Law Times, May 8, 2017.
Savard, Megan and Frank Addario, “R. v. Lahiry, Unreasonable Delay, and How Life Imitates the Planet Pluto,” For the Defence, June 2013.