Author: Megan Olendorf


Megan is the Marketing and Events Manager at Avvo.

Ask a Lawyer: How to Stop Cyberbullying

While social networking sites provide the opportunity to keep in touch and stay connected with one another, they have also created a new playground where people are picked on and bullied. Unfortunately this year we have heard many media reports about cyberbullying, and their tragic endings. Another report revealed 1 in 5 teens have been […]

Ask a Lawyer: How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off Online?

With the holiday season now in full swing, it turns out this year’s Cyber Monday (the Monday following the Thanksgiving holiday weekend) was the busiest online shopping day in history, surpassing $1billion in sales. Great news for a sluggish economy, but with every online transaction there’s risk if you are not a responsible consumer. We’ve […]

Ask a Lawyer: Will there be a Royal Prenup?

This week’s royal engagement announcement from Prince William and long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton set the world into a tizzy of excitement. It will be the wedding of the century, and royal watchers expect the ceremony to be viewed by more than 1 billion people. Not to put a damper on love, but with a tough […]

Ask a Lawyer: TSA Pat Downs and Passenger Rights

The outrage has been loud and clear over the latest security measures enforced by the Transportation Security Administration.  So much so that websites like and have developed a following, and some people are forgoing travel plans altogether during the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. Do passengers have the right to be upset, or is this […]

‘Lawyers to the Stars’ on Avvo

Recently published a nine-part series on “Lawyers to the Stars“, featuring attorneys who work to defend the reputations of many celebrities we hear about in the media everyday. Sometimes they keep them out of jail, win them multi-million dollar lawsuits or even get them acquitted. Other times, they aren’t as successful. Take a few […]

Legal Q&A: Help for Homeowners after latest Mortgage Fraud Allegations

Last week, news reports brought to light serious allegations that Ally Financial (GMAC Mortgage) – the nation’s fourth-largest home lender – mishandled thousands of foreclosure documents. As a result, pending evictions in 23 states have been stopped (at least for now) and homeowners across the country may be able to challenge past foreclosure proceedings. From […]

Mascots Gone Wild

With the college and professional football seasons well underway, many people head to games to tailgate with friends and family and cheer on their favorite team. Some even clamor to get pictures taken with their beloved mascot.  But at some games, you might hesitate before handing over your child for that special moment. Here’s a […]

Taking “I Quit” to a Whole New Level [Videos]

Steven Slater, a Jet Blue flight attendant, made headlines across the country this week for quitting his job in a very dramatic fashion. In case you haven’t read the story, you can get all the details of the profanity-laced announcement he made to passengers before exiting the aircraft via the exit door’s inflatable slide here. […]

Q&A: Legal Rights for your Furry Friends

According to a recent survey by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, there are approximately 94 million owned cats and 78 million owned dogs in the United States.  With so many animal lovers, and the dog days of summer upon us (pun intended) many more people are out and about with their pets. Whether you’re […]

Avvo Save My House Contest Winner

After receiving hundreds of submissions from Florida homeowners in danger of foreclosure and thousands of votes cast, the winner of Avvo’s Save My House contest is Sharon and Robert from Port Richey, Florida. After unemployment set them back on their mortgage payments, the family was nearing foreclosure. But after finding work again and starting to […]