Meredith brings creativity, passion, and a constant pursuit of excellence to the difficult problems that The Summerville Firm’s clients face.
She came to The Summerville Firm from the business and tort litigation group of a large international law firm, where she successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in a range of high-stakes civil and criminal litigation matters at all stages in state and federal courts. Her practice centered on healthcare, white collar criminal, commercial, consumer protection, and media law actions. Her clients have come from all walks of life: Fortune 100 companies to nonprofit media organizations, senior executives to the indigent and incarcerated.
A Tar Heel born and bred, Meredith graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights and a Pro Bono Scholar. While in law school, she worked in the Capital Punishment Clinic, representing clients who were sentenced to death in Texas, and in the criminal division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas. She then clerked for the Honorable James A. Beaty, Jr., former chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.
Prior to attending law school, Meredith graduated with highest distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. She went on to earn a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and then worked for several years as a professional fundraiser in higher education and the arts.
Meredith currently serves as co-chair of the Southern Center for Human Rights Ambassadors Leadership Council, and on the executive committee of the American Constitution Society’s Georgia Lawyer Chapter. She also sings Soprano 2 with the Atlanta Women’s Chorus. Meredith lives in Grant Park with her husband John and their two daughters.