Megan M. Phelan, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Firm Administrator

Megan Phelan began her legal career over 15 years ago, starting as support staff before transitioning into office management. She joined Cook Craig & Francuzenko PLLC as the Firm Administrator in 2018.


Megan manages the firm’s operations, to include all aspects of human resources, omnichannel marketing, and strategic planning, as well as facilities and IT management. She also handles the firm’s financial administration, including client billing, vendor management, and accounts payable.


Having a passion for human resources, Megan pursued and passed the senior level HR certification exams through HRCI and SHRM in 2021, having previously passed the professional level of the exams in 2017.


Megan enjoys networking and being active in the legal and HR communities. She has been a member of the Northern Virginia Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) chapter since 2015. She currently sits on the committee for the annual Virginia ALA Statewide Conference. Megan was the NOVA ALA chapter president from 2017 to 2019 and was nominated to serve again from 2022 to 2023. She is also a member of SHRM Northern Virginia and HR Advisory.

  • M.B.A, Fitchburg State University
  • B.S., Magna Cum Laude, George Mason University
  • A.A.S, Magna Cum Laude, Northern Virginia Community College
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate, University of South Florida, Muma College of Business

Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
Human Resources Certification Institute


SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)
Society for Human Resources Management


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate
University of South Florida Muma College of Business


HR Ethics Certificate
Human Resources Certification Institute 

  • 2021 Virginia Lawyers Weekly – “Unsung Legal Heroes” list
  • 2018 Quest Award, Association of Legal Administrators


Accepted as Northern Virginia Chapter President:

  • 2018 IDEA Award, for the Friday Fast Five, Association of Legal Administrators
  • 2018 ELEVATE Award, Association of Legal Administrators
  • 2018 President’s Award, Association of Legal Administrators
  • 2019 President’s Award, Association of Legal Administrators
  • Member, Northern Virginia Chapter, Association of Legal Administrators (2015-Present)
  • NOVA ALA Chapter President (2017-2019; 2022-2023)
  • NOVA ALA Friday Fast Five Chair (2017-Present)
  • NOVA ALA Business Partner and Education Committee Co-Chair (2018-2021)
  • Committee Member, Association of Legal Administrators Virginia Statewide Retreat (2017-Present)
  • Member, Society for Human Resources Management (2019-Present)

Parents as Team Players: The Evolving Role of Parents in Drug Courts

George Mason Review, 2011-2012

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