Megan J. Nelson


Megan is an associate in the Health Care Department and devotes her practice to the representation of hospitals, physicians, nurses, long-term care facilities, and other health care providers in the defense of medical malpractice and negligence claims. Megan also represents health care providers facing administrative or regulatory discipline by their governing medical board and before the Division of Administrative Hearings. In addition to health care defense, Megan handles a variety of premises and general liability claims.

Megan has been a Registered Nurse since 2010. She has worked as a pediatric critical care nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit, pediatric cardiac intensive care unit and the pediatric emergency department. Megan's background in nursing helps to bridge the gap between medicine and the law. She graduated from Del Mar College with an Associate's Degree in Nursing and from Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Before joining Marshall Dennehey, Megan worked as a defense attorney with a focus on health care litigation. She graduated cum laude from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law with a J.D. During her time in law school, Megan served as the president of the Health Law Society and organized a charity "trunk or treat" for a local special needs home for children. 

Megan is a member of the Florida Bar, Orange County Bar Association and Central Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council.


Florida Nursing License

Classes/Seminars Taught

Adversity in the World of Adverse Incident Reporting: A Panel Discussion on Reporting Requirements and Addressing Related Discovery, Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management & Patient Safety Annual Meeting & Education Conference, Orlando, FL, August 13, 2021

Published Works

“COVID-19 and Florida’s Health Care Provider Liability Protection,” Defense Digest, June 2021, Vol. 27, No. 3

Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2019)
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi (B.S., 2014)
Del Mar College (ADN, 2009)
Associations & memberships
Central Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council
Orange County Bar Association
The American Association of Nurse Attorneys
Year joined