Megan is a partner at ALG. She has practiced criminal law exclusively since she became a lawyer in 2010. She is an experienced trial and appellate advocate, regularly appearing at all levels of court in Ontario.
Megan is dedicated to finding creative solutions for her clients. She defends people facing all manner of charges, from shoplifting to murder. She has a particular interest in sexual assault litigation, privacy law, and the problem of justice system delay. She is consulted by individuals, boards, organizations and corporations on criminal and constitutional issues.
Megan is an active member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association and serves on the Advocate Society’s Young Advocates Standing Committee. She is a sought-after speaker on criminal law issues in the media and at conferences.
Megan earned her J.D. from the University of Toronto and holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in English literature and North American politics. Before joining ALG, she clerked at the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal.
AS INTERVENER for the Criminal Lawyers’ Association
AS INTERVENER for the Canadian Civil Liberties 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.