Meredith Neely, Associate

Meredith Neely joined Gilbert as an associate in 2018, having previously begun her career at the Firm as a paralegal and summer law clerk. Her practice focuses on representing insurance policyholders in complex civil litigation, bankruptcies, and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Meredith maintains an active pro bono practice, most recently defending Central American refugees in immigration proceedings, and was named to the DC Bar’s Pro Bono High Honor Roll in 2016 and 2017. Prior to re-joining Gilbert, Meredith was an associate at a boutique trial and litigation firm in Washington, DC.

Meredith received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law where she was a student practitioner of the Consumer Law Clinic. With the supervision of the Legal Aid Justice Center, Meredith represented indigent clients to successfully eliminate fraudulent debts and recover statutory damages against predatory lenders and debt collectors. Meredith was also an editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law, an LL.M. Peer Advisor, and Producer of the 107th Libel Show.

Meredith graduated magna cum laude from Rutgers University in 2010 with a B.A. in Spanish Literature and Political Science. While there, Meredith was President and Captain of the Rutgers University Mock Trial team, Standards Board Chair of Sigma Delta Tau Sorority, and studied abroad at the Universidad Autónoma del Yucatán in Mexico.

Education

  • 2015 – J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
  • 2010 – B.A., Rutgers University
    • magna cum laude

Bar Memberships

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia