Megan T. Muirhead - Modrall Sperling

Megan T. Muirhead

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016

Megan Muirhead concentrates her practice on employment law, complex litigation and personal injury.  She has extensive experience representing government and private entities in a variety of areas of employment law including the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, breach of contract, sexual harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination.  Ms. Muirhead also has assisted employers in a broad range of dealings with the EEOC involving responding to and resolving EEOC charges.  She particularly enjoys providing guidance to employers aimed to reducing the risk of litigation such as specialized training sessions, creation of employment policies and review of employment handbooks. Ms. Muirhead is vice-chair of Modrall Sperling's Employment Group.

Ms. Muirhead has also defended corporate and individual clients in complex litigation matters including individual and class actions in the state and federal courts.  She has also handled personal injury defense, professional liability litigation and product liability matters. 

Megan has achieved an AV® peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible. She is recognized as a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation, and listed among those in Best Lawyers in America® in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action-Defendants and Southwest Super Lawyers®.

Megan is actively involved in the local community including her service as a member of the New Mexico State Personnel Board (appointed by Governor Martinez in 2014) and weekly volunteer activities with Albuquerque Public Schools.  She serves as a Constitution Day volunteer teaching fundamentals about the United States Constitution to 5th graders and is a former board member of the Susan G. Komen foundation raising money and awareness for breast cancer research.




University of MichiganBA 1993University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D. 1996
New Mexico State Personnel BoardNew Mexico Defense Lawyers Association (NMDLA)Defense Research InstituteState Bar of New MexicoAmerican Bar Association

Case History

Employment and Personal Injury Counsel for Fortune 500 Company — New Mexico counsel for one of the Top 10 Fortune 500 Companies handling multiple litigation matters, including employment and personal injury matters.
Summary Judgment in Employment Matter with Complex Issues — Trial counsel for a large public entity in an employment matter that terminated with a July 14, 2015 summary judgment granted by United States District Court Judge Armijo on complex issues in a purported class action matter involving alleged ADA violations.
Crisis Management — Assisted  public and private entities in sensitive matters, developing crisis management plans and strategies for handling media inquiries.

Office Location

500 Fourth Street, NW, Suite 1000
P.O. Box 2168
Albuquerque, NM 87103
United States

Practice Areas

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants