Meredith Neely

Associate

Meredith represents individuals and organizations in complex civil litigation, bankruptcies, and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. She also maintains an active pro bono practice, most recently defending Central American refugees in immigration removal proceedings. Meredith has experience negotiating favorable pre-litigation settlements and successfully litigating claims through trial and appeal. Prior to joining Gilbert in 2018, Meredith was an associate at a boutique trial and litigation firm in Washington, DC.

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

Representative Matters

  • Secured commercial general liability coverage for asbestos-related product liability claims.
  • Secured professional liability insurance coverage for former principal of Vault 100 law firm.
  • Represented senior consumer to successfully eliminate fraudulent medical debt and recover counter-claimed statutory damages against predatory lender.
  • Currently prosecuting claims against drug manufacturers, distributors, and retailers on behalf of state attorney generals and Native American tribes to recover damages caused by the opioid crisis.

Education

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

Bar Memberships

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Professional Affiliations and Honors

  • National Lawyers Guild, DC Chapter
  • DC Bar Pro Bono Honor Roll, High Honors, 2016–2017