Megen grew up in Fort Smith, attended Fort Smith Public Schools, and graduated from Southside in 1998. Her father is Rex Chronister. Growing up, Megen spent a lot of time around the office—helping answer phones, filing, and running errands. She had the opportunity to see that the practice of law was more than just a profession, degree, or status to attain. She saw that there were real people with real needs and real hurts and these people needed help. She saw her dad countless times over stop to patiently answer someone’s legal questions and explain in details that they could understand. She watched her dad, Andrew, and Ron navigate various legal issues and truly help individuals in some of their most difficult places in life.
This desire to help others is what propelled her into and through law school. The word that came to mind often in law school and even in practice was “advocate”. When someone is in a car accident or realize his/her child is in danger, they are thrust into a “game” with rules they are completely unaware of! Megen understands the weight and responsibility of the law and her role as an advocate for her clients’ interests. After working with a family over a number of years to help them gain custody of three children and ultimately help them adopt the children, the most rewarding compliment she received was that she wasn’t just an attorney to them, she was family. Over and over again, Megen has experienced what it looks like to invest in someone’s life and lead them through a difficult, often life-altering place. She understands and works to fulfill her role as an advocate for her clients.
Outside work, Megen enjoys spending time with her husband and three young boys. She serves at First Baptist church as an orchestra member, preschool choir director, and as a small group leader for the Women’s Bible Study class. She also serves on the ministry team for Transforming the Heart Ministries.