Meredith Neely Associate

Meredith Neely approaches the challenges her clients face from an analytical perspective that is intuitive, creative, and well-grounded in business and legal realities.  She has more than a decade of experience in insurance recovery practice, throughout which she has helped her clients to recover billions of dollars in insurance proceeds and to structure their insurance portfolios to protect other valuable assets.  She is both a zealous litigator and tactful negotiator, with a track record of success negotiating settlements informally, during mediation, in the context of bankruptcy restructuring, and whenever a reasonable compromise can be reached.  When a reasonable compromise is not possible, Meredith has consistently demonstrated the strength of her clients’ positions by successfully litigating claims through trial and appeal.

Meredith also maintains an active pro bono practice, most recently advocating on behalf of a pro se litigant in the Fourth Circuit to revive a time-barred employment discrimination claim.  She also represents Central American asylum and withholding of removal applicants in offensive and defensive immigration proceedings.

Meredith received her law degree from the University of Virginia where she was Producer of the 107th Libel Show, an editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law, and an LL.M. Peer Advisor.  While an undergraduate at Rutgers University, Meredith was President and Captain of the Rutgers University Mock Trial team, Standards Board and Risk Management Chair of Sigma Delta Tau Sorority, and studied Spanish literature and political science, including at the Universidad Autónoma del Yucatán in Mexico.


  • Negotiated on behalf of a Fortune 500 energy company to recover hundreds of millions of dollars for unprecedented coal ash contamination environmental claims in the context of a multi-dimensional mediation involving more than a dozen insurers;
  • Secured Directors and Officers liability coverage for the legal defense of securities-related claims on behalf of a former Big Four investment bank vice president;
  • Drafted complaint to secure professional liability insurance coverage for former principal of Vault 100 law firm;
  • Developed strategies to maximize the liquidation of insurance assets during Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy on behalf of the Future Victims’ Representative;
  • Eliminated fraudulent medical debt on behalf of a senior consumer and recovered statutory penalties against predatory lender through pre-litigation negotiations;
  • Currently prosecuting insurance claims of Chapter 11 bankruptcy trust to recover damages for bodily injuries caused by the opioid crisis.


  • 2015 – J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
  • 2010 – B.A., Rutgers University
    • Magna cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia


  • Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, High Honors, 2016–2020, 2022