Megan Hottman earned her B.A. in Corporate Communications, magna cum laude, and her Juris Doctorate, both from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. After law school, she accepted two consecutive judicial clerkships; one in Jackson County Circuit Court in Kansas City, Missouri and one in Jefferson County District Court in Golden, Colorado. As a judicial law clerk, Hottman was responsible for drafting judicial orders, doing legal research for the judges, and serving as bailiff during jury trials. Hottman then joined a firm in Boulder, where she gained valuable experience working on large national-level consumer fraud mass actions, as well as individual personal injury cases.
In early 2010, at the age of 29, she did what people told her was not possible – she hung her own shingle and formed Hottman Law Office (HLO), aka “TheCyclist-Lawyer.com.” This practice, she says, “is the perfect combination of passion and profession – love of cycling and legal education culminated in this practice -I’m doing what I was meant to do.” For the next year, Hottman ran her practice while simultaneously racing professionally on the road and track -competing in World Cups and racing in 2011 for the new women’s pro team, “Primal-MapMyRide.” In 2012, she turned her attention to building up her practice, focusing exclusively on cycling law.