Megan Hottman earned her B.A. in Corporate Communications,magna cum laude, and her Juris Doctorate, both from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. After law school, she accepted two consecutive judicial clerkships; one in Jackson County Circuit Court in Kansas City, MO and one in Jefferson County District Court in Golden, CO. As a judicial law clerk, Hottman was responsible for drafting judicial orders, doing legal research for the judges, and serving as bailiff during jury trials. Hottman then joined a firm in Boulder, where she gained valuable experience working on large consumer fraud mass actions, as well as individual personal injury cases.
Hottman has represented over 100 cyclists in their individual cases, as well as provided counsel to other plaintiff’s lawyers, to cycling groups, bike shops, and organizations. She has authored countless articles and also co-authored a cycling-law resource book, Bicycle Accidents: Biomechanical, Engineering, and Legal Aspects (Rev.Ed), (anticipated publishing date – late 2016).
In addition to representing her own clients, she has been endorsed as a cycling expert by other lawyers. She is known by Colorado cyclists as well as her fellow attorneys as THE go-to lawyer for anything cycling-related. She handles cases in all 50 states, and is licensed in Missouri, Colorado, and Arizona. She provides frequent legal eduation seminars on biking laws, trends she sees in her cases and those nationwide, and education to both novice and veteran riders alike. She also provides educational and training opportunities to law enforcement officers.
In March 2015, Hottman and her practice were featured in an article titled “Broken Spokes” in Outside Magazine. A few months later, she was also featured in HBO Real Sports “Bike Wars” episode.
Megan was the 2015 Women’s Single Speed Gravel World Champion