Maegan M. Gorham

220 North Main Street, Suite 600, Davenport, IA 52801 563-333-6697 vCard vCard

Education and Experience

Monmouth College (B.A., 2002)
St. Ambrose University (Master's in Organizational Leadership, 2010)
Illinois State University (Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, 2015)
University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., 2017)


Iowa - 2018
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa – 2018
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa – 2018
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois – 2018
Illinois - 2019

Professional Associations

Member, American Bar Association
Member, Education Law Association
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Iowa State Bar Association
Member, Rock Island County Bar Association
Member, Scott County Bar Association
Member, The Dillon American Inn of Court, Chapter of the American Inns of Court Foundation


Board Member, Bettendorf Public Library Foundation
Grant Reader, Scott County Regional Authority Board

Speeches & Publications

A Democracy, If We Can Keep It: Democratic Engagement Policy in Higher Education, ProQuest Dissertation, Illinois State University, 2015
Democratic Engagement Policy, Education Law Association Conference Paper, 2017


Maegan M. Gorham joined Lane & Waterman in 2018. Her practice focuses primarily on general business matters, employment, and education law. She assists corporations, limited liability companies, and other entities with formation and governance, commercial contract drafting and negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, and compliance matters. Maegan also assists partners and clients and with civil litigation in commercial and employment matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Maegan worked as a director in higher education for over 10 years, as the executive director of a national not-for-profit organization, and as an adjunct professor at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business and St. Ambrose University. She also interned for Judge Sara Darrow in the U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois and for Justice Thomas D. Waterman in the Iowa Supreme Court.

Maegan received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Monmouth College, post-graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management and Master’s in Organizational Leadership from St. Ambrose University, and Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Illinois State University. Maegan received her Juris Doctorate from The University of Iowa College of Law where she served as a student writer on the Journal of Corporation Law and a participant and judge for the Van Oosterhout-Baskerville Domestic Moot Court Competition.