The Court Desperately Needs a Populist Justice
I’m as transparent a candidate as you’ll find. I never do things halfway. I’m not a politician disguised as an attorney. And I’ve spent my entire career representing common citizens. The combination of these traits should be highly reassuring to voters.
You’ll often see the title “King of Lemon Laws” behind my name. I’m best known for my work in Lemon Law litigation, having successfully represented consumers in thousands of cases. I’ve won some of the biggest jury verdicts and lemon law settlements in the nation.
Google my name and you’ll also see I’ve written two books. Bring on Goliath: Lemon Law Justice in America came out in 2003. The cover sleeve reads:
Armed with laws, his most powerful weapon turns out to be his undying determination to fight for justice. Megna is a David crusading against one of the largest Goliaths ever. His winning record will make you stand and cheer.
Cars columnist for The Washington Post, Warren Brown, said it was “simply the best book I have ever read on consumer justice in the matter of gaining compensation for cars that just don’t work.” Ed Henry, former automotive editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, critiqued it by saying it exposed “a greedy grab for profits at the expense of consumers like none I have read in more than 20 years of automotive reporting.”
It was an honor to find out recently that, in his 2012 book Economic Morality and Jewish Law, the late Rabbi Dr. Aaron Levine analyzed and adopted principles and legal concepts that I put forth in Bring on Goliath. Dr. Levine is considered to be the world’s foremost authority on the relationship between Orthodox Jewish teachings and modern economic thought.
Three years after my first book I wrote a second book, this one satirical in nature called Lap Dancers Don’t Take Checks: The Truth about Law, Lawyers and Other Trivialities. The Washington Post called it “An irreverent look at the law and lawyers.” This book was written to be an entertaining, educational eye opener about all things legal.
Before practicing law, I pursued a career in music, which took me back and forth to Los Angeles for the better part of two decades where I worked with some of the finest songwriters and musicians of my generation.
In between the start and finish of my music career, I earned a law degree from Marquette University and practiced for a number of years in Milwaukee.
In the late 1980s I taught business law at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and at Lakeland College in Sheboygan.
In 1990 I handled my first lemon law case. That’s when the passion began.
When the human sprit is broken by reckless politicians, people march, riot and burn the flag. I choose to make videos.
On January 20, 2011 I testified at a Senate hearing in Madison on a Robin Vos (R) sponsored bill aimed at destroying consumer protection in Wisconsin. Representative Vos drafted the bill in response to my “unauthorized repair” case, Kaskin v. John Lynch Chevrolet. Seventy people testified against the bill, two in favor – John and David Lynch. The bill passed.
Eleven months later, Governor Scott Walker signed into law the most destructive anti-consumer protection bill in Wisconsin history. With one swipe of the pen, 200 consumer laws were destroyed and more than 40 years of case law development was rendered moot. My first video was posted November 30, 2011 on YouTube.
I am as serious about this election for Wisconsin Supreme Court as I am about my consumer advocacy work. In fact, the latter feeds the former.