Deputy District Attorney Megan McCarthy King

Prosecutor Megan McCarthy King began her career protecting the most vulnerable as an Assistant District Attorney in the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office where she supervised a child abuse unit—an office where the worst of the human condition was met with tough justice for offenders and hope for victims. Megan later led a county-wide initiative to combat elder abuse, including financial exploitation schemes.


As Deputy District Attorney in Chester County, Megan has served as a Supervisor and Deputy District Attorney of the Child Abuse and Elder Abuse units. She has successfully prosecuted homicides, sexual and physical assaults, and taken on increasingly complex schemes to defraud seniors. In recognition of Megan’s accomplishments, she was the only Pennsylvania prosecutor to receive the 2018 Blue Ribbon Champion for Safe Kids Award from the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, the state leader in child protection. She also has experience in clerking for a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice.