Ms. Megan Ryland Tanner joined the firm in 2021 and concentrates her practice in the areas of General Business, Estate Planning and Administration, Elder Law, Real Estate and Title Insurance, Banking and Finance, and Labor and Employment.
Prior to joining Reilly Wolfson, Ms. Ryland Tanner served in the Lebanon County District Attorney’s Office as Senior Deputy District Attorney where she prosecuted felony and misdemeanor cases including child abuse, juvenile and adult sex crimes, and domestic violence in both the adult and juvenile criminal systems. She handled cases involving sexual abuse and child pornography/exploitation, as well as all of the ACT 21 cases involving juvenile sex offenders, working closely with the Sexual Assault Resource and Counseling Center (SARCC). She was an active member of the Lebanon County Child Abuse Task Force and a board member representing Lebanon County for the Children’s Resource Center in Harrisburg.
In June 2003 Ms. Ryland Tanner was appointed by the Lebanon County Court of Common Pleas as a Custody Conciliator, a role she maintains today. As both a conciliator and mediator, she works with families to resolve custody issues in lieu of litigation. If litigation is inevitable, she makes recommendations to the Court with regard to custodial arrangement.
Ms. Ryland Tanner was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 2015. She was admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in 2012 and the Pennsylvania Bar in 2001.
Ms. Ryland Tanner has been recognized for her professional achievements. She was named among “Women Working for Justice” by the Lebanon County Commission for Women, and received the “Children’s Hero Award” in 2014 from the Children’s Resource Center and in 2015 from the Sexual Assault Resource and Counseling Center (SARCC).
Ms. Ryland Tanner received her J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law in May 2001 and her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Policy and Women’s Studies from Penn State University in 1997, which was the catalyst to her passion for advocating on behalf of victims of violence.
As a life-long resident of Lebanon County and mother of three, Megan is dedicated to making a difference in the community and in contributing her skills so that Lebanon County will be a better place to live.