Meredith started her law career as a criminal defense lawyer. Criminal court is a battlefield. Defense attorneys must fight for their client’s, against a district attorney who has what seems to be “unlimited resources”. When they lose their clients go to jail. Defenses attorneys are a real-life David versus Goliath.
This is why criminal court is an excellent place to learn how to become a great trial lawyer. And, Meredith has become that; a great trial lawyer. She is the type of lawyer you want when the odds, and facts are stacked against you. Sling shot in hand, ready to slay the opposing side.
Along with criminal law, has experience with personal injury, and business law. Before finally settling into family law, and divorce law. Now, Meredith brings all her trial experience, and diverse legal knowledge to divorce court.
Although Meredith has been forged and hardened in criminal court, she hasn’t lost the ability and skill of customer service. Her clients are people, not things. Divorce clients need more than a lawyer who can tear up a court room. They need an adviser, and a coach. Someone who can explain what is going to happen next. One client remarked; “She walked me through the entire process. She was so patient and informative. I am happy that she did.”
Meredith was born and raised in Las Vegas. After completing her Bachelor of Science in Biology at American University in Washington, D.C., Meredith switched gears. She moved to San Diego to complete her law degree at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2009. Meredith is admitted to practice law in the State of Nevada, and before the U.S. Federal District Court.
- Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 2009
- B.S. in Biology at American University, 2003
- State Bar of Nevada, 2010
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Most memorable case to date? I represented an older Korean woman in a misdemeanor when I first started criminal practice. She was a volunteer bus driver for her church when she was involved in a car accident where the opposing driver died. At sentencing, after my argument, the entire congregation who came to court on her behalf stood up and clapped for me! It was embarrassing but made me feel like I was appreciated.
Do you have any hobbies? On a whim, I decided to enter a bodybuilding competition. It was more fun than I was expecting. After the first competition, I sort of got the bug and entered more. Now, most mornings are spent working out at the gym. It’s a great release, and a great place to think of my client’s case.
What are your top 3 favorite movies? Pretty Woman, because every girl loves a fairy tale. Something’s Gotta Give, so witty! Beaches, it’s a beautiful story of true friendship, and that is an attribute you can respect.
How did you meet your husband? We met in high school, and I wasn’t interested. Years later, the same friends who introduced us in high school had a party and invited us both. I still thought I wasn’t interested, but he was persistent! You have to admire that about quality about him.