As a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Washington, Meha brings a background in public policy to her litigation practice.
Meha Goyal advises public and private clients and represents them in trial and appellate litigation in state and federal courts.
Meha brings a strong public interest background to her legal practice. Before joining Pacifica, Meha was an Assistant Attorney General at the Washington State Office of the Attorney General. There, she advised the largest state agency in Washington on matters related to vulnerable adult protection and long-term care regulation and defended the agency in the state administrative courts, state trial and appellate courts, and federal district courts. After law school, Meha served as a law clerk to the Honorable Linda Lee of the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II.
Meha maintains a robust pro bono practice. Since graduating from law school, she has represented in immigration court an individual seeking asylum in the United States, assisted a client to prepare a petition for nonimmigrant status, and helped minor children detained at the border to reunite with their family members in the United States. At the time that the United States pulled its military out of Afghanistan, she helped clients apply for humanitarian parole for their family members in Afghanistan. Additionally, Meha helped secure a remand for an Army veteran, who was denied VA benefits, before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
In her free time, Meha enjoys baking, exploring different parts of Seattle, and spending time with her dog, Luna.
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
- U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies
- Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Bachelor of Music, Violin Performance
- Public Interest and Leadership Award Recipient, Washington Young Lawyers Committee – 2021
- “An Exception to Trial by Jury in Complex White-Collar Crime Cases,” Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Vol. XXXI, No.4 (Fall 2018)
- Joint Minority Mentorship Program, Board Member, 2021 – Present
- Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Volunteer, 2021 – Present
- Vecina Family Reunification Project, Volunteer, 2021 – Present
- The Veterans Consortium, Volunteer, 2020-2022
- Pars Equality Center, Volunteer, 2021