Megan Hottman, aka The Cyclist Lawyer, exclusively represents cyclists. She formed her practice in 2010 at the age of 29 in order to allow for time flexibility, so she could race her bike at the highest levels. She has been featured on HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel and in Outside Magazine for her work on bike cases and her advocacy and education work to make cycling safer. Megan formed a personal training and aerobic instruction business at the age of 19, which helped her fund law school and has been teaching spin classes or coaching people in health and wellness ever since. She has raced 3 Ironman Triathlons, won state and national championships on her bike, all while running a very successful practice and representing her clients.
Part of her life's mission is to get more people on bikes, riding safely, and the other part is to help lawyers become healthier and happier, to overhaul the profession into a group of people who take care of themselves, and arrive in the courtroom fully charged, fully optimized, fully capable of winning both through experience and preparation, but also through physical presence. She has been known to lead circuit training classes in conference center lobbies for participants. This purpose is what prompted her to form Trial Athlete.
Recent NJA Convention Presenter: Health and Wellness in the Practice Of Law (actual title in the program - “Does Your Poop Stink?”).
Featured in Outside Magazine and on HBO Real Sports w/Bryant Gumbel (2015) (read more in the media here)
Entrepreneur since 7th grade (piano lesson instructor); founder of personal training business at 19; founder of law firm at 29. (aka Serial Disrupter).
3x Ironman; ‘18 Singlespeed Women’s 1st place Chino Grinder, 2nd place Gravel Worlds, 3rd place Dirty Kanza; '15 Gravel Worlds Champion, '09 Masters Track Pursuit National champion, Multi-state champion + competitor across all cycling disciplines. Former pro/elite road & track cyclist.