This year OED is recognizing and celebrating Frederick County’s young professionals who are leaders in their industry, give back to the community and add significant value to their company and its culture. Join us as we get to know our Top 50 Under 40.
Meaghan Delawter, 35
Owner and Attorney
129-1 W. Patrick Street, Frederick
Meaghan L. Delawter, Esq. is the founder and owner of d|law located in Frederick. Her uniquely different vision to “chase the lion” motivated her to form d|law where she focuses on not just legal representation, but also revamping and transforming mindsets.
What is your greatest professional accomplishment?
Opening d|law in 2016 and being honored as a Super Lawyer Rising Star since 2019, a Top 5 Young Professional by the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, Frederick Magazine’s People to Watch and the Frederick News Post's Best of the Best.
Name one award you are most proud to have received.
Award: something that’s bestowed on the basis of merit or need. The award I received doesn’t hang on a wall. The award is being named mom and it came to me based on need which I never recognized until Max was born. I can’t explain it in the detail it requires.
What is your experience with volunteering and civic engagement?
Board of Directors YMCA, Habitat for Humanity, & Rotary Club of Frederick. Currently Program Chair for the Rotary Club of Frederick and President in 2023. Development Council for Frederick Health & Frederick Hospice. Co-Chair of Blue Crabs and Blue Prints for Habitat
What was your first job?
What do you like to do for fun in Frederick County?
Who has influenced you most when it comes to how you approach your work?
What is your favorite leadership book?
Chase the Lion. The fear of failure crippled me and limited me. Chase the Lion made me realize how to overcome the fears, chase them down and attack them to allow me to reach my full potential.
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success and why?
A humbling edge. I keep an edge. It's a competitive edge while also remaining humble. I can't take for granted where I am and how I got here. I keep an edge to work to be better and better while remaining humble of my roots and challenges.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Personally: Content. Surrounded by my boys (which includes my husband) who keep me smiling and laughing. Professionally: Owning an expanded uniquely different law firm.